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Notes From the Field – 2022 Recap

In 1 - Spring, 2 - Summer, 3 - Fall, 4 - Winter, Community Science, Fauna, Flora, Frogs, People, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Stewardship, Turtles, Water by couchiching

Check out what the Couchiching Conservancy Community Science teams and stewardship staff have been up to in 2022. We also have focused Notes from the field for Winter, Spring and Summer. On March 25, Aiesha and Toby set up acoustic monitoring devices on a tree overlooking a wetland. These devices …

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Spring 2022 Notes from the Field

In 1 - Spring, Community Science by couchiching

Check in throughout the season to see what volunteers and staff have been up to! You never know who, or what, we’ll cross paths with… On Saturday June 4th we hosted ten teams of expert birders who travelled from as far away as Hamilton and Kingston for the 6 a.m. …

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Earth Day a perfect day for spring cleanup of Scout Valley

In 1 - Spring, Events, Media Releases, Nature Reserves & Easements, People by couchiching

In celebration of Earth Day, approximately 20 local people took part in a cleanup of Scout Valley Saturday morning. The Couchiching Conservancy, which has an easement on Scout Valley, hosted Saturday’s event as part of their Passport to Nature program. Participants roamed around the parking lot and onto the trail armed with garbage bags …

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Passport to Nature is here!

In 1 - Spring, 2 - Summer, 3 - Fall, 4 - Winter, Carden Alvar, Events, Kids, Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News by couchiching

The Couchiching Conservancy is inviting you to get out, connect and protect nature through the popular Passport to Nature program. This year the conservancy is offering a hybrid program of in-person events, virtual seminars and downloadable activities. New for this year are the Family Fun Collection of downloadable activities, two …

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Meet our Engagement Organizer

In 1 - Spring, 2 - Summer, 3 - Fall, 4 - Winter, Events by couchiching

Written by Kathy Hunt for OrilliaMatters For Samantha Vessios, capturing the beauty of the outdoors with her camera has been her “passport” to nature. Now, as the new Engagement Organizer with the Couchiching Conservancy, her passport to nature has become more meaningful. Among other duties, Vessios is responsible for helping …

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At Home with The Couchiching Conservancy

In 1 - Spring, Past News by couchiching

Books, podcasts, movies and youtube channels to fill your wild heart.  Last Updated June 12, 2020. Books & E-Books Greenwood by Michael Christie Are you ready for a dystopian environmental tale? In the new world order, the Canadian prime minster emerges as the most powerful woman on earth, with the …

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The Perilous Life of a Nesting Turtle

In 1 - Spring, Past News, Turtles by couchiching

Turtle Nesting season is winding down, but there are still some on the move finding nesting sites or going back to their wetlands.  Here are some things to remember: The reason we see so many turtles on the roads at this time of year is that females are looking for that …

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15th Annual Carden Challenge

In 1 - Spring, Carden Alvar, Events, Past News by couchiching

This weekend! Birding, biodiversity, binoculars…these all come together in the 15th annual Carden Challenge, an event in support of our conservation efforts of the Carden Alvar. The Carden Challenge will take place from Friday, May 24 at 6:00pm to Saturday, May 25 at 6:00pm. The goal of the Carden Challenge …