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August Biosphere Now Here!

August 31, 2022 — To view EBC's latest successes and accomplishments, please view August's BioSphere Newsletter by clicking here!

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Nature Reserve of the Month: Davidson (August, 2022)

August 31, 2022 — Davidson consists primarily of cultivated fields and Significant Woodland with two streams flowing through it, one which originates on the nature reserve from a natural spring.   Falling within the Meaford Ecodistrict (6E-4) covering much of the south shore of Georgian Bay, it is characterized by a gently rolling landscape ranging in elevation with shallow calcareous, coarse-textured morainal deposits dominating...

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Species of the Month: Butternut Tree (August, 2022)

August 31, 2022 — The butternut tree, commonly referred to as the white walnut, is a native of North America and one of the toughest nut trees. Rich, buttery-flavored nuts that are harvested in late October are popular for fresh eating, confections, and baking. The nuts are valuable food for deer, squirrels and birds.   Defining Characteristics: - Mature butternut trees are 50-60 feet...

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Volunteer of the Month: John Willetts (August, 2022)

August 31, 2022 —   John Willetts was president of Friends of Claireville in the Toronto area, a fairly active network of environmental groups. During this time, he was introduced to EBC's Executive Director, Robert Barnett for the first time. Then he later saw Bob at a community display up north. Once John acquired his 50-acre property in the Bruce Peninsula a few years...

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Volunteer of the Month: Tomasz Majcherczyk (July, 2022)

August 8, 2022 — Tomasz Majcherczyk started volunteering for EBC this year and has already been assigned two nature preserves to monitor and steward - Misery Bay and Gallagher, both located on Manitoulin island.   Tomasz has an off-grid property (which he built himself) located next to Misery Bay Provincial Park. He was hoping that since the park is just around the corner, with...

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Nature Preserve of the Month: Mooi (July 2022)

August 8, 2022 — This is a 96.95 acre nature preserve located in Meaford, Ontario. Thanks to Jean and Frederick Mooi, who donated their land this year to EBC, we will protect your beautiful gift permanently!The northern-east and south-east portion of the land area is located within North Spey Wetland which constitutes approximately 15% of the total area. The nature preserve is also in...

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July 2022 BioSphere Now Here!

August 8, 2022 — To view of latest successes and updates click here!

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Species of the Month: White Trillium (July, 2022)

July 29, 2022 — Defining Characteristics:   They have three broad leaves, three small green sepals, three white petals, and a three-sectioned seedpod.   Habitat and Seed Dispersal: White Trilliums are native to northeastern North America and thrive in rich deciduous or mixed wood forests. They prefer moist, well-drained woods and wet areas at low to mid-elevations. When looking for these flowers, look for...

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Heaven's Gate Grand Opening Press Release!

July 16, 2022 — Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) completed its purchase of Heaven’s Gate in June 2021. The acquisition served to protect culturally and ecologically significant land from development, and bridge the gap between LaCloche Provincial Reserve and Killarney Provincial Park. With three lakes and two mountains within its borders along ancient Canadian Shield landscape, the 809 hectare (2,000 acre) preserve is extremely biodiverse...

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Heaven's Gate Grand Opening - July 16th!

July 16, 2022 — Join us for the opening of our largest wilderness preserve to date, Heaven's Gate - Kitchitwaa Shekwaandem, on July 16th. Exactly 1 month to the day!   2,000 acres of wilderness between the La Cloche Mountains and Killarney Provincial Park are permanently conserved, come celebrate with us!   To register for free, click here!    Directions to Gate 3 entrance, Coordinates: 46.11011...

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June BioSphere 2022 Out Now!

July 5, 2022 — View our latest successes and updates in June's release of our monthly newsletter, BioSphere. Click here to read!

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Volunteer of the Month: Marc Willoughby (June, 2022)

June 30, 2022 — 1) How did you learn about EBC? "Heard Bob Barnett speak at an environmental event in late 90’s or early 2000s (may have been a Save the Oak Ridges Moraine talk)."   2) What made you want to volunteer with EBC? "Working as a Landscape Architect in Ontario serving the development industry mainly and as a Municipal peer review consultant...

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Wilderness Preserve of the Month: McKichan (June, 2022)

June 30, 2022 — This is a 6.17-acre wilderness preserve protected by EBC in 2011. It’s small size, steep slope and lack of parking keep it well protected.  This wilderness preserve is located within the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve and is designated Escarpment Natural Area. It is within metres of Hockley Valley Provincial Park. It is surrounded by significant natural areas such as the Caledon Meltwater Deposits,...

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Regional Coordinator Volunteer's needed!

June 30, 2022 — Become a Regional Conservation Coordinator with EBC! Regional Coordinators are responsible for: Attending meetings of local groups that may align with EBC’s stewardship goals - recruit stewards, volunteers & supporters Suggesting stewardship ideas to staff Acting as sounding board for enforcement issues Keeping in contact with local stewards Providing input & suggestions on stewardship policies & procedures Alerting EBC to local...

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Species of the Month: Wood thrush (June, 2022)

June 30, 2022 — Species of the Month: Wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)   Defining Characteristics: - Reddish-brown feathers on top - White pot belly with black spots - Juveniles, similar in appearance just less vibrant colour/pattern. - Short tail and straight bill - Shape and posture look similar to a scaled-down robin. - Distinctive alarm calls which sound like a machine gun. - Wood...

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Wild Futures Campaign

June 29, 2022 — In 2022-2023, EBC's goal will be securing 4,868 acres, spanning 42 properties. These precious properties are homes to many species at risk in Ontario including:    Spotted Turtle, Blanding's Turtle, Midland Painted Turtle, Queensnake, Pitcher’s Thistle, Hill’s Thistle, American Chestnut, Barn Swallow, Little Brown Myotis, Canada Warbler, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Meadowlark, Hart's tongue fern, Bobolink, Woodthrush just to name a few.  ...

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Invite to EBC's AGM - June 26th 12pm

June 26, 2022 — Join EBC on June 26th at 12pm as we celebrate our accomplishments over the year at the AGM!Register for free by clicking here! If you join us as an EBC member you can help vote on the new board. To donate and become a member,  We appreciate your $35 while you get a tax receipt and more news as we...

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New Spring Precipice 2022!

June 13, 2022 — We are excited to announce that the 51st issue of Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy's Newsletter is now available!  Click here to view EBC's Spring 2022 Precipice and read about the wonderful work EBC has recently accomplished. To stay up to date and receive future newsletters sent directly to your inbox click below to signup or become a member!

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25th Year Anniversary Celebration - Whole Village - June 11th

June 11, 2022 — Come and join EBC at Whole Village in Caledon, Ontario on June 11th and celebrate our 25th year anniversary with us!We will be there between 12-3pm. What to expect: Guided walks Bioblitz Scavenger hunt FREE food and refreshments provided Register by clicking here!

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May 2022 BioSphere Now Here!

June 7, 2022 — Read the latest news, success and updates in our monthly newsletter - BioSphere! Click here to view May's issue.

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