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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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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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Why did the turtle cross the road?

In Past News, Turtles by couchiching

Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the other side, of course!

It’s a variation on an old joke. People often associate turtles with roads. Unfortunately, two pieces of information are missing in this story- the reason turtles go to the other side is to lay eggs, and sadly, they may not make it without getting run over.