Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

More about butterflies, damselflies, dragonflies and moths

2021 07 20 virgin tiger moth gary yThe Carden Alvar Butterfly and Dragonfly counts were held this past weekend, July 17 and 18, celebrating the 24th official year of this event.

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Butterflies get a new place to reside

2021 07 13 Naturecentre milkweedOne of our goals at the Robert L. Bowles Nature Centre is to help save endangered species.

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Making new friends around the world

2021 07 06 BOBBOWLES BY JUNE C. SMALLThe Robert L. Bowles Nature Centre recently had a wonderful opportunity to host a local group called Friendship Force Lake Simcoe.

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An unusual find: Crawe's Sedge

2021 06 24 powell alvar grasses

Sedges are often overlooked or thought of as clumps of grass.

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So, just what is an alvar?

2021 06 24 alvar by michael

Growing up I had always heard my family talk about the Cameron Ranch, now part of the Carden Alvar, northeast of Orillia. I didn't really pay much attention to this neighbouring area. As an adolescent, the landscape looked barren and nearly bleak. Little did I know that years later I would become fascinated with this area.

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