Thank you for making 2019 so great! We are honoured to stand with you to protect nature for future generations. Office Closure: We will close by 3:00pm on December 24th and re-open on January 2. Make Your 2019 Gift to Power 2020 Conservation Effort! With your help, we are always …
Can Christmas be about radical change?
Read Executive Director’s monthly article in The Villager, as he reflects on Christmas and the giving season.
Non-hibernating Mode; Nature in Winter
Anyone who knows me knows I am not a huge fan of winter. In fact, that would be putting it mildly.
Given that humans have not evolved to hibernate through winter, I must figure out a way to make it through to springtime
Notes from the Field – Winter 2016 Edition
Winter has become a busy time to care for Conservancy properties – particularly Bluebird Ranch. Read about the different activities that we taken part in with volunteers and staff through the winter. This post is updated often.
Caring for the Land We Love – Fall/Winter 2015
With assistance from volunteers, we care for over 12,000 acres of diverse land across the region. Stewardship activities include property monitoring, taking species inventories, trail maintenance and more. Learn about what we have been up to this Fall.
Skunk cabbage; a warm-blooded plant?
We look for the blossoms of crocus and snowdrops as signs of spring, but those who want to hurry the season can hunt for eastern skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus).
Saving Our Precious Natural Spaces
Washago is lucky to have two large nature reserves owned by The Couchiching Conservancy in the vicinity. A second spot on the south side of the Trent-Severn Waterway gives residents another oasis: the Thomas C. Agnew Nature Reserve. Again, when you set foot on this property, you’re touching not only a lovely landscape, but a big idea.
Bird Watching: Bird Houses in the Winter
Come fall and winter when most of our song birds have gone south, we tend to forget the bird houses we have in our yards. But have another look!
The history of a well-known spruce…Fred’s Tree
For many in Orillia, the blue spruce tree that stands tall at the corner of Mississauga and West is known as the Opera House Christmas tree. It is lit every year during the Candlelight Parade, taking place next Friday. But for my family, and many that knew my grandfather, it will always be known as Fred’s Tree.
Notes from the Field Fall/Winter 2014
Follow along with our volunteers and Stewardship Program Manager, David Hawke and learn about what it takes to care for land.