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Save the Monarchs - Plant FREE Milkweed Seeds!

April 4, 2022 — Create habitat for monarch butterflies and plant milkweed in your garden. As Spring gets underway and temperatures begin to warm, late April/May is the perfect time to start planting milkweed seeds. Milkweed plants are the life source for monarch butterflies, without them, there are no monarchs.  Join our effort to create as much monarch habitat as we can. EBC is...

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Nature Reserve of the Month: Hope (March, 2022)

March 30, 2022 — History: 52.53 acre conservation agreement (CA) Located in the Township of Chatsworth, County of Grey The land belongs to Terri and Robert Hope, and was made a CA in December 2021. Significant Features: Hope falls within the Mount Forest Eco-district (6E-5) and is characterized by a gently rolling landscape. Approximately three-quarters of the ecodistrict has been converted to cropland and...

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Species of the Month: Monarch Butterfly (March, 2022)

March 27, 2022 — The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a special and beloved North American insect that journeys 2,000 miles (one-way) in its migration journey annually. This is the largest of all known insect migrations on Earth! Unfortunately, this remarkable animal has experienced an 80% decline in population across North America between 1994- 95 and 2014-15. This devastating population decline has ignited a...

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Phragmites Webinar - Tomorrow! 6:30pm

March 14, 2022 — There's still time to sign up for EBC's Phragmites Webinar - TOMORROW at 6:30pm!   Join EBC and phragmites expert, Judith Jones, for a 30 minute plus Q&A session tomorrow evening. FREE for EBC members. Non-members, pay what you can (minimum $3). Register here!   You will learn: - how to identify it - why it's a problem - what...

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February 2022 Biosphere Newsletter Now Here!

March 1, 2022 — To view EBC's latest successes, accomplishments and news, read our monthly newsletter here! Don't miss our upcoming events as part of our 25th-year celebration. Register, save the dates and read more about them in February's Newsletter.

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Nature Reserve of the Month: Pintulis (February, 2022)

February 28, 2022 — History: - 18.25 acres of land - Located in the Township of Puslinch, County of Wellington - Became an EBC Nature Reserve in December, 2021 - Donated by Bronislava Palmer and Anita Pintulis   Significant Features: The Nature Reserve is approximately 94% deciduous swamp habitat, with 3% of the northwest corner being coniferous swamp, and 3% towards the centre, deciduous...

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Species of the Month: Eastern Wood Pewee (February, 2022)

February 28, 2022 —   Characteristics: - The eastern wood-pewee is a relatively small forest bird (growing to approximately 15cm in length) - Both male and female adults are predominantly greyish-olive on their upperparts and a light grey on the underparts and bars on their wings - They have long wings and tails that distinguish them from other similar species - Distinctive, clear, three-part...

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Volunteer of the Month - Katherine Baird (February 2022)

February 27, 2022 — Katherine first became aware of EBC through her involvement in the conservation field. She then learned more about us through our fundraisers, social media, website, and online presentations.   Katherine is very passionate about environmental conservation. She participates in a lot of recreation and botanizing along the Niagara Escarpment, so recognizes the importance of conserving these beautiful natural areas to...

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2 weeks today! Become an EBC steward webinar

February 10, 2022 — EBC wants to keep our Ontario lands as wild as possible. We encourage natural processes to occur and do not alter the land, except when necessary. Sometimes land management is needed to keep the place clean, invasive species-free, as well as to recognize potential threats that can impact the biodiversity we try to protect. Some of our Nature Reserves have...

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January 2022 BioSphere Newsletter Now Here!

February 1, 2022 — To view EBC's latest successes and updates view our monthly newsletter here!

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Nature Reserve of the Month: Springer Congers (January 2022)

February 1, 2022 — Springer Congers is a 51.23-acre plot of land in the Township of Chatsworth, Grey County. History: Springer Congers was originally a Conservation Agreement given in 2010 by Gunter and Vicky Springer. However, in 2021, the owners decided to upgrade the CA to a Fee Simple and the 51 acres are now fully under EBC'S protection. Significant Features: The Nature Reserve has...

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Volunteer of the Month - Robert Burcher (January 2022)

January 30, 2022 — Robert Burcher has been involved with Kimbercote Farm (a retreat centre) in Meaford, Ontario since the mid-eighties. When it was disbanded, half of the property went to us at EBC and this was when Robert first learned about our organization. Interestingly, Robert was on the team that planted the forest that is now EBC land. Amazing what can happen in...

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Species of the Month: Bobolink (January 2022)

January 26, 2022 — Characteristics: Breeding male Bobolinks are predominantly black with a white back and rump, and a creamy nape (back of the neck area).  Females and other non-breeding males are warm brown, with dark brown streaks on the back and sides. They have thicker brown stripes on the crown while the nape of the neck is unstreaked on the nape of the...

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BioSphere Newsletter, December 2021, Now Here!

January 5, 2022 — To view, our latest successes and updates check out the latest BioSphere newsletter by clicking here!

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Nature Reserve of the Month: Michael's Bay East (December, 2021)

December 28, 2021 —   EBC secured Michael’s Bay East Nature Reserve earlier this month. It is on Manitoulin Island in the traditional lands of the Odawa and Anishinabewaki.   This natural sanctuary starts a new chapter, where EBC will seek to engage with Indigenous communities, and proceed in a spirit of reconciliation with respect to the site’s name, its uses, and the interests...

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