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Ontario’s Lake Country is your four season destination located at an hour North from Toronto. Ontario’s Lake Country boasts some of the best resorts, venues and attractions in Ontario such as Horseshoe Valley Resort, Casino Rama Resort, Burl’s Creek Events Grounds, Mount St. Louis Moonstone or Hardwood Ski & Bike to mention a few! The area offers many different options for accommodations such as several B&B’s, Hotels and accommodation resorts making it perfect for your over night stay! With many events happening in the area we are your go to destination for young and old located in Orillia and area’s four season playground in Simcoe County.

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Couchiching Conservancy

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Upcoming Events

July 2017

PASSPORT TO NATURE: SHORELINE EXPLORATION

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

EVENT DETAILS This trip will look at aquatic and terrestrial features associated with this unique property.  The Head River winds its way through the property and is the route that will be taken to get to the 35ha site.  The aquatic life within the river and along the shoreline will be reviewed as well as the abundant bird life. This includes kingfishers and the Northern Waterthrush, a specialized warbler associated with wet woods.  During Spring, the Head River overflows into…

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PASSPORT TO NATURE: HIKE THE WILDLANDS

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS Travel with park biologist Phil Careless from The Couchiching Conservancy’s Kris Starr Sanctuary to the beautiful fens and granite barrens of Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park.  On this journey into one of Southern Ontario’s largest and least know parks, we shall seek out the species that grow, swim and run across this semi-wilderness: life that is dependent on the connection between conservancy and park lands. It is a moderately difficult walk.  No hills or tricky footing but we…

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August 2017

PASSPORT TO NATURE: ASTRONOMY

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carden Recreation Centre, 258 Lake Dalrymple Dr
Sebright, Ontario L0K 1W0 Canada
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EVENT DETAILS Bill explores the sky and beyond. It will be a blast…..off into the universe…..go where no one has gone before. This event is in partnership with the Carden Field Naturalists Club. The meeting begins at 7pm, with Bill presenting indoors and then moving outside to take a look at the skies. Dress warm and bring binoculars if you have them. As this is a nighttime event, it will run late – stay as long as you like! Leader:…

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PASSPORT TO NATURE: HISTORY & HIKE OF CHURCH WOODS

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS Learn the history of this 25 acre property in the heart of Shanty Bay, while you marvel at the beautiful old-growth hardwoods and ferns. Ron will guide you through the trails and share his knowledge of the trees, plants, species and history of Church Woods. The terrain is fairly flat, which will make for an easy afternoon. Please bring water, appropriate walking shoes and other personal items as needed. Leader: Ron Reid Meeting spot: Church Woods

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September 2017

PASSPORT TO NATURE: ROCK, DIRT, GLACIERS AND GRIKE

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carden Recreation Centre, 258 Lake Dalrymple Dr
Sebright, Ontario L0K 1W0 Canada
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The Wolf Run area in the Carden Plain lies about two kilometers south of the Precambrian-Paleozoic contact, the boundary between the outcrop areas of the ancient crystalline rocks of the Canadian Shield and the flat-lying marine sedimentary rocks that underlie much of Southern Ontario. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the day. We’ll follow John’s lead for a route and to discuss more about this interesting area. Leaders: John Ford Meeting spot: Carden Recreation Centre, Carpool to the property.

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PASSPORT TO NATURE: STORYTELLING

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grant’s Woods, Severn, ontario Canada + Google Map

EVENT DETAILS We all have stories to share, and each one of us has a deep connection to nature. Join Susan, Bob and Mark for an afternoon of storytelling about nature in the woods. Everyone is invited to share their own stories, or take part as listeners. Maybe you have a story about your first camping trip, or your best wildlife or bird sighting. Susan and Bob will guide the discussion and stories. We know you’ll be inspired by hearing…

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October 2017

PASSPORT TO NATURE: HIKE TO FIND FUNGI

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Acorn Retreat Sebright, 241 Monck Rd.
Orillia, Ontario L0K1W0 Canada
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EVENT DETAILS Join this enthusiastic pair of mycologists on a guided walk that will introduce participants to the mushrooms and fungi in a woodland habitat.  The focus will be on highlighting the basic differences among the Families of fungi, and to demonstrate the roles and functions of fungi in a woodland habitat.  Please note that this is not an “edible wild mushroom” presentation. Leaders: Hillary Hatzipetrakos and Drew Coull Meeting spot: Copeland Forest. Parking Lot 2 on 4th Line

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PASSPORT TO NATURE: IT’S ALL ABOUT LEAVES

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS Come out and enjoy nature’s autumn display. Harold will show you how to identify the leaves and needles of the deciduous and coniferous trees that this property has an abundance of. You will also learn what role they play  in the life of a tree. Dress for the weather. Good footwear required. Leader: Harold Atwood Meeting spot: East Coulson Swamp

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