Greetings!

The colours are changing, and it's a perfect time to get outside to marvel at the beauty of our area. Enclosed are a few suggestions on ways to get outside, including the Property Dedication of the Adams' Nature Reserve on Monday, October 30th.
American Cooper
Photo by Ginny Moore
Notes from the Field
Summer Wrap-Up
On September 20th, all Water Team hands were on deck to participate in a “Benthic Macroinvertebrate” study of the sites we monitor for water quality. “Benthic” means “bottom” and “Macroinvertebrates” are small aquatic organisms without backbones but visible to the naked eye.
Event: Property Unveiling
Adams Nature Reserve
Please join us for the official opening and unveiling of the 100 acre, Adams Nature Reserve.

This property was donated by Heather and Alec Adams and finished last December.

Monday, October 30
4:00pm - 5:30pm
1900 Coopers Falls Road, Washago

Volunteer Spotlight:
60 Seconds with Jordyn Burns
Jordyn volunteers on the Alexander Hope-Smith Property Team and monitors Invasive Species on Windmill Ranch.

She's also a nurse a t the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.

Find out what three items she would take to a deserted island, and more, in this regular feature profiling our volunteers.
Last chance! Temporary Art in Grant's Woods
Walk the trails and experience a series of six temporary works of art by professional artists set against the natural beauty of Grant's Woods.

They are here for a short time only, so be sure to add them to your list of 'things to see' soon. They will come down sometime late October.

(Pictured: Stella in the Painted Grove)
Passport to Nature: Confessions of a Crazed Photographer, Ethan Meleg
As an outdoor photographer, Ethan Meleg has crawled through mud, kayaked deep into swamps, endured -30 degree temperatures and hiked many kilometers at night (often carrying a heavy camera pack) to capture spectacular photos of nature. In this presentation, Ethan shares his insight into the inspiration, passion and knowledge that drives great nature photography. Illustrated by his favourite photos and stories, this light-hearted and humorous presentation is sure to entertain and inspire!
 
Special thanks to Lakehead Orillia's Office of Community Programs for their role as a partner.
Saturday, November 18th, from 7:00-8:30pm
at Lakehead University in Orillia
Website : www.couchichingconserv.ca  |  Phone : 705-326-1620
Mail : Box 704, Orillia, ON L3V 6K7
Office : 1485 Division Rd W, Orillia, ON L3V 6H2
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