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January 2019

Birds at your Feeder

January 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Bracebridge United Church
$40

6-week course on feeding birds Birds at your Feeder Join Muskoka Conservancy for a six-week long course on feeder birds! Taught by Aaron Rusak, this course will include identification of common feeder birds, feeding habits, the preferred type of food, and much more. The course is adapted from the Cornell Bird Academy course and will focus on Muskoka birds. Classes are one hour each Monday starting on January 21st and will have a half hour discussion afterward for those that are…

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March 2019

Snowshoe Nature Quest

March 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upjohn Nature Reserve, 1055 Nichols Road
Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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$10

Join our Nature Walk Snowshoe Nature Quest Join us for a nature walk at our Upjohn Nature Reserve to freshen up the Wood Duck boxes and snowshoe on the wetland! We’ll meet at the Muskoka Conservancy office at 9:45 am and carpool to the property together. Please call to register: 705-645-7393 ext. 200

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April 2019

Michael Foster Photography Contest

April 1, 2019

Deadline: April 1st, 2019   Michael Foster Photography Contest The Michael Foster Photography Award is presented annually to the photographer whose image best represents Muskoka's natural or built environments in a way that demonstrates the beauty of the area. 2019 THEME: FOREST BATHING Submit your photos on Instagram to @muskokaconservancy using the hashtag #mccontest Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2019

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Wonders of Warblers

April 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - May 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Bracebridge United Church
$50

Wonders of Warblers Spring Birding Course   Join us for a 6 week instructional course and learn all about the Wonders of Warblers in Muskoka! Muskoka Conservancy is excited to be partnering with Shrike Birding to offer this unique opportunity. Each week will include a one hour lecture and the end of the course will include an outing to the field on a Muskoka Conservancy Nature Reserve! Please call to register - spaces will fill up quickly! 705-645-7393 ext. 200

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May 2019

Spring Birding Nature Quest

May 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Cross Family Nature Reserve, Henry Road
Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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$10

Spring Birding Nature Quest   Join Muskoka Conservancy at the Bert Cross Nature Reserve for a spring birdwatching outing. Both beginner and experienced birders welcome! Parking is at Henry Road. Please call 705-645-7393 ext. 200 to register.

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June 2019

Wildflower Walk Nature Quest

June 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upjohn Nature Reserve, 1055 Nichols Road
Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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$10

Wildflower Walk Nature Quest Join us for a walk at the Upjohn Nature Reserve to take in the spring wildflower colours! Bring your camera to capture nature's blooms!

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Gardening Workshop

June 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Muskoka Conservancy Office, 47 Quebec Street
Bracebridge, Ontario P1L Canada
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Gardening for Wildlife Workshop Join Muskoka Conservancy Volunteers for a workshop around gardening for wildlife. Hosted in conjunction with the Little Sprouts Makers Market at the Muskoka Conservancy Office.

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July 2019

Nature Paddle Quest

July 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$20

Nature Paddle Quest

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August 2019

Summer of ’19 Fundraiser

August 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Duke Boats Limited, 2 James Bartleman Way
Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0 Canada
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  Enjoy an amazing view of Lake Muskoka while enjoying a cocktail, all in the name of conservation! Join us on August 18th for our Summer of '19 Fundraiser! Enjoy live reggae music, cottage games, tapas style food  & beverages, a live auction & more! With your ticket, indulge in a delicious assortment of tacos & cocktails catered by Tulo's Taqueria, while breathing in the beautiful vistas of Lake Muskoka at this spectacular dockside venue. Amazing prizes are ready for…

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Forest Therapy Nature Quest

August 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Upjohn Nature Reserve, 1055 Nichols Road
Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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$20

Forest Therapy Nature Quest Join Muskoka Conservancy and special guest Fran Mills of Simcoe Muskoka Forest Therapy for a walk at the Upjohn Nature Reserve. Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to "forest bathing." Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving…

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September 2019

Fall Migration Birding Nature Quest

September 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Cross Family Nature Reserve, Henry Road
Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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Fall Migration Birding Nature Quest

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October 2019

All-Candidates Debate

October 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bracebridge Sportsplex

With the federal election coming up, it is important to stay informed and participate. Together, with YWCA Muskoka, we will be hosting an All Candidates Debate on October 3rd! This will be 1 of 100 non-partisan all-candidate debates on the environment taking place across Canada. These debates will create an opportunity for discussion, where voters can hear directly from candidates about their thoughts on various concerns in our community- including discussion on climate action. Join the conversation!

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Volunteer Wrap-Up

October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bracebridge United Church

Join us at the Bracebridge United Church to wrap up our volunteer season and here all the great things we accomplished this year. It's a great way to meet other Muskoka Conservancy volunteers and find out about some of the programs we offer. Our guest speaker is Mak Soden, who will be talking about his experience with the Carden Challenge. Refreshments will be provided.

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November 2019

Forest Therapy Nature Quest

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Upjohn Nature Reserve, 1055 Nichols Road
Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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Join us for our November Forest Therapy Walk led by Fran Mills. Experience nature in a whole new way with this immersive experience. Call 705-645-7393 ext 200 to register.

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December 2019

Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019

Celebrate Giving Back Giving Tuesday 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday are days when we celebrate the power of the economy. Giving Tuesday is a day when we celebrate the power of community! It's a time when Canadians, charities, and businesses come together to celebrate and support charities and non-profits. To support Muskoka Conservancy and our mission to protect space for nature in Muskoka, please donate here.

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February 2020

Project Protect Training

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bracebridge United Church

Join us for our second Project Protect training session at Bracebridge United Church. Volunteers will learn how to identify frog calls and the surveying protocols. Additionally, we have a guest speaker from Riverstone Environmental who will be talking about Five-lined skinks and citizen science that can be done with them. Call Aaron at 705-645-7393 ext 200 or email him at arusak@muskokaconservancy.org to register.

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Snowshoe Nature Quest

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upjohn Nature Reserve, 1055 Nichols Road
Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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Join us on February 20th at the Upjohn Nature Reserve for a snowshoe hike. We'll be hiking the trail as well as cleaning out the Wood duck boxes on the property and checking to see if there was any nesting activity last year. We will be meeting at the Muskoka Conservancy office at 9 am and carpooling to Upjohn. Snowshoes are recommended and dress for the weather. Call 705-645-7393 ext 200 or email info@muskokaconservancy.org to register. Suggested donation: $10

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Mammal Tracking Nature Quest

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upjohn Nature Reserve, 1055 Nichols Road
Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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Join us at the Upjohn Nature Reserve on February 23rd to learn more about identifying animal tracks in the winter. We will be meeting at the Muskoka Conservancy office and carpooling to Upjohn from there. We will be meeting at 10 am and should be done around noon. Snowshoes are highly recommended, as we will be moving off the trail at times to investigate tracks. Call 705-645-7393 ext 200 or email info@muskokaconservancy.org to register. Suggestion donation: $10.

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April 2020

Pond Explorers Nature Quest

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Upjohn Nature Reserve, 1055 Nichols Road
Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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Join us at the Upjohn Nature Reserve for a morning exploring the vernal pools on the property. We'll be looking for early frogs, as well as checking our salamander boards for some of the salamanders that live at Upjohn. Call the office at 705-645-7393 ext 200 or email info@muskokaconservancy.org to register.

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May 2020

Migratory Bird Day Live Photo-Share

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Muskoka Conservancy's bird experts for a live photo-sharing session using the Zoom conferencing app. This means that you can look at stunning photos of birds from the comfort of your own home. May 9th is World Migratory Bird Day and to celebrate, we'll be sharing photos submitted by you! Please submit any bird photos to info@muskokaconservancy.org by 4 pm on May 9th. During the photo-sharing session, our bird experts will be talking about the different species of birds, as…

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June 2020

Annual General Meeting

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravenhurst Opera House Canada

Muskoka Conservancy Annual General Meeting Fresh energy is always welcome! Please join us! You are invited you to a Zoom meeting. Muskoka Conservancy Annual Meeting June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89279539349?pwd=aDlsdU0xaFlCNFBqNWNxQjJwdDJCQT09 Password: 878676 With special guest speaker Eric Davies! More details to follow! One tap mobile +13017158592,,89279539349#,,1#,878676# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,89279539349#,,1#,878676# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 587 328 1099 Canada +1 647 374 4685 Canada +1 647 558 0588 Canada +1 778 907 2071 Canada…

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July 2020

Native Plant Webinar

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tonight at 7 pm, we'll be holding a Native Plant Webinar featuring a talk by Laura Thomas of Hidden Habitat. If you're interested in native plants or native plant gardening, this is the webinar for you. The login information is below. Topic: Native Plant Webinar Time: Jul 22, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89765970499 Meeting ID: 897 6597 0499 One tap mobile +19292056099,,89765970499# US (New York) +12532158782,,89765970499# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1…

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