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EBC's BioBlitz - August 1st-7th, 2021! Join us!

July 22, 2021 — Grab your smartphone or cameras, head outside, and contribute to important biological data collection in your local area! Conservation scientists across the world are turning to citizen scientists, like you, to assist them with biological inventories of local species! You do not have to be an expert naturalist to collect this data, this is where the powers of technology can...

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Species of the month: Snapping Turtle (July 2021)

July 21, 2021 — Facts about Snapping Turtles Canada's largest freshwater turtle Been around since the Late Cretaceous Era, making them a living dinosaur! Designated as a species of "Special Concern" Hatchlings are the size of a loonie, and their sex depends on the temperature of the eggs! Their shell is usually covered in algae Spend most of their lives in shallow water, with...

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Summer of Pollinators: Bees Virtual Event!

July 12, 2021 — Join us for the next installment of a 'Summer of Pollinators' virtual event series all about bees! When?Tuesday, July 27th at 7 pm! Where can I sign up?Click here!What will I learn?Did you know there are approximately 420 species of pollinating bee species in Ontario? Unfortunately, many of them have recently been categorized as at risk in Canada. During the hour together, learn about...

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Contest! Photography, Short Story, Artwork!

July 6, 2021 — Trout Hollow Reserve was generously donated by the Knight family to EBC earlier this year and is a truly unique property of 160 acres. The former site of the Georgian Bay Milling and Power Company, visitors can still see remnants of the mill that powered the Georgian Bay region 100 years ago, now lush with native flora and fauna. Also...

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June 2021 BioSphere Newsletter now here!

July 5, 2021 — Click here to view our latest monthly newsletter. Highlights include: 65th species of conservation concern detected! EBC celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day Held the first in the virtual event series, Summer of Pollinators: Birds! Held our Annual General Meeting Started planning our Heaven's Gate Opening Ceremony - Stay tuned! EBC conducted species at risk monitoring our Bruce Peninsula reserves Species of...

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New Spring Precipice 2021 now here!

July 5, 2021 — We are excited to announce that the 49th issue of Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy's Newsletter is now available!  Click here to view EBC's Spring 2021 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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EBC celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st

June 30, 2021 — June 21st marked National Indigenous Peoples Day.   We recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. EBC spent the day at our Stephen's Nature Reserve located in Glencairn. We planted 215 milkweed seeds in commemoration of the lives lost at Kamloops Indian Residential school.   If you ever get a chance to visit our...

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Nature Reserve of the Month: Harkins (June 2021)

June 30, 2021 — The Harkins Nature Reserve is a 6-acre plot of land located south of our Sadler Creek Nature Reserve. Just a 20-minute drive NorthWest of Lions Head - there are plenty of natural wonders to visit nearby. Harkins includes significant Lake Huron shoreline, globally rare Alvars, ancient cedars and if you look hard enough, fossils! If found, please leave them where...

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Volunteer of the month: Greg McCracken (June 2021)

June 30, 2021 — Volunteer of the Month: Greg McCracken!   Greg discovered EBC by observing a sign posted on the Phillips' property in Mapleton Township, near Arthur, last year shortly after the Covid-19 out-break. Having noticed that no trail had yet been established on the property, he contacted Bob Barnett and offered to lay out and build a trail. After meeting with Jim...

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Save Michael's Bay - Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

June 14, 2021 — This June, every $1* you donate enters us to win $20,000! The more you give, the more chances for us to win! Give today by clicking here! EBC has an exciting opportunity to conserve 486 acres of Manitoulin land along Michael's Bay. All donations made this month will go towards this purchase. Where is Michael's Bay and why should it be saved?...

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May 2021 BioSphere Newsletter Now Here!

June 14, 2021 — May 2021 BioSphere Newsletter is now here! Click here to read about our latest successes and updates.

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Volunteer of the month - Roy Jeffery (May 2021)

June 14, 2021 — Volunteer of the month: Roy JefferyFrom the time Roy started helping EBC, he has been our engine in the North! Throughout May, Roy has been tirelessly trail and car park building up at our most recent reserve, Heaven's Gate. Heaven's Gate is located between Killarney Park and La Cloche Park which joins EBC's Red Deer Village Trail and Willisville Mt. Roy also assists with trail...

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Nature Reserve of Month: Cunningham (May 2021)

June 14, 2021 — Nature Reserve of the Month: Cunningham The Cunningham nature reserve is a 27- acre parcel of land located in the Township of Eastnor near Lion's Head. The reserve was initially a conservation agreement up until 2021 when it was donated to us. Since it is home to sensitive habitats, we do not encourage visitors. Know that the land is protected...

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Species of the month: Black Bear (May 2021)

June 14, 2021 — Species of the Month: American Black BearHabitat and Diet:Black bears can be found throughout forested areas of Ontario. Their entire waking day revolves around food. When they are not hibernating, bears spend much of their day in search of berry crops, hazel and beechnuts. They will also feed on carrion, insects, fish, deer fawns and moose calves! Since berry patches are a...

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Heaven's Gate is PROTECTED!

May 4, 2021 — As of Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, Heaven's Gate was CONSERVED! 2,000 acres of wilderness between the Provincial Parks of Killarney and La Cloche, protecting 12+ at-risk species, 3 lakes, 2 mountains and part of a third is now protected. On behalf of the staff, board members, volunteers and wildlife of Heaven's Gate, we thank everyone who has made this dream a reality!

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April 2021 BioSphere Newsletter Now Here!

April 30, 2021 — Our monthly BioSphere Newsletter is now available to view! Click here to read about the amazing work EBC has recently accomplished. To stay up to date and receive future newsletters sent directly to your inbox click below to sign up.

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Volunteer of the Month: Rachel Hanson (April 2021)

April 30, 2021 — Rachel recently started volunteering with EBC as a social media content creator and distributor.Rachel's academic background has always been centered around the environment. She received a degree in Environmental Studies from Wilfred Laurier University and finished her post-grad certificate at Niagara College for Environmental Management and Assessment last year. While much of Rachel's experience in the environmental field to date...

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Species of the Month: Evening Grosbeak (April 2021)

April 30, 2021 — Conservation Status: Special Concern How to identify Evening Grosbeak: large finch thick bill used to break open seeds high pitch chirps and calls! Where do they live and what do they eat? Coniferous forests feeding primarily on invertebrates - such as the spruce budworm In summer they eat insects and larvae from treetops and in winter, they feed on seeds, berries...

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Nature Reserve of the Month: Martin (April 2021)

April 30, 2021 — The Martin reserve is a 100-acre parcel, acquired by EBC in 2002. The Bruce Trail runs through it! The main trail route enters the Martin property at the mid-point of its northwest boundary and follows a curving route to exit from the easternmost corner of the property. There is no road access, so you must use these trails to get to...

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March 2021 BioSphere Newsletter now here!

April 6, 2021 — Our monthly BioSphere Newsletter is now available to view! Click here to read about the amazing work EBC has recently accomplished. To stay up to date and receive future newsletters sent directly to your inbox click below to sign up.

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