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Notes from the Field: Fall 2021

In 3 - Fall, Bats, Birds, Carden Alvar, Community Science, Events, Fauna, Flora, Nature Reserves & Easements, Property Maintenance, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Truth and Reconciliation, Water by couchiching

While most of our Community Science monitoring activities have finished until next spring, the work of Land Stewards and Maintenance teams never stops.  This fall, Val Holt and Laurie Stanford picked up the mantle of stewarding Church Woods for the very active group of volunteers living around this popular nature …

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Remembering the Anthropocene

In Climate Change, Past News, Species at Risk by couchiching

Remembrance Day holds a great deal of gravity for me. I know the stories of my grandfathers, great grandfathers and great-great uncles. I know which of my great grandmothers worked in munitions factories, I have held my grandmother’s ration card, and seen pictures of Nan the day the war ended. …

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Re-defining Ecological Perspectives: An Indigenous-Led Bioblitz.

In 3 - Fall, Bats, Birds, Climate Change, Community Science, Events, Fauna, Flora, Frogs, Nature Reserves & Easements, People, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Turtles by couchiching

Join Gary Pritchard of Curve Lake First Nation and principal consultant, 4 Directions of Conservation. On the shores of the Black River in Treaty Territory 20 and Williams Treaties, Gary will teach us about decolonizing conservation and learning to value all of our relations.  All life deserves a space on …

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Notes from the Field: Summer 2021

In 2 - Summer, Bats, Birds, Carden Alvar, Climate Change, Community Science, Fauna, Flora, Frogs, Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Turtles, Water by couchiching

Monarch Monitoring Begins:  Canadian Conservation Corps Interns Ryan and Claire, along with staff member Aiesha – have spent numerous days mapping out milkweed habitats and setting up new monarch monitoring sites at two Conservancy Nature Reserves. The new protocols for this pilot project are currently being tested in the field …

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Join Us: Field Biologist Job Posting

In Community Science, Nature Reserves & Easements, People, Property Maintenance, Species at Risk, Stewardship by couchiching

Download a PDF of the Job Description Here Reports To: Conserved Lands Manager Location: Orillia, Ontario Duration: Permanent, Full-Time Wages & Benefits:  $18/ hr for a 37.5 hr work week & employee benefits plan Deadline for Submissions:  Friday April 16th, 2021, 4 pm Start Date:  Early May, 2021 The Couchiching …

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Notes From the Field – Summer 2019

In Bats, Birds, Carden Alvar, Climate Change, Community Science, Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Species at Risk, Training & Education, Water by couchiching

During a recent Salamander Monitoring visit to Church Woods with Kim Trudeau & family, they encountered two Eastern Red-backed Salamanders. This terrestrial species of salamander can live for up to 25 years and requires a damp environment to survive.   This is because they need to breathe through their skin as they …