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Discovery Days Explores Natural Environment

Discovery Days Explores Natural Environment

Otonabee Conservation is excited to offer the 2018 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring the natural environment of the watershed region. Conservation areas protect the rich tapestry of natural spaces which characterize the diverse ecosystems of the Otonabee Region watershed and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for area residents and visitors to Peterborough

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Exploring Our Own Backyard

One month ago, on June 21, we observed the Summer Solstice, and, more importantly, National Indigenous Peoples Day – a day when Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage are celebrated through traditional song, dance, and spiritual reflection. What better way to celebrate the Earth’s revolutions and its deep heritage than to reconnect with the beauty that

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Dr. Terry’s Zoo

Snowdrops are blooming and chipmunks are once again plundering the bird feeders. Spring has arrived!  The eastern chipmunks hibernate over winter in burrows which can be more than 11 feet in length with several entrances.  Our Mr. Chipmunk has managed to squeeze his suave frame through the top opening of our bird feeder where he

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Bring Spring Inside

Spring is on our doorstep and some of us are already revelling in the sweet sights and sounds of nature. As plant life gets greener and the air turns warmer, many people are lucky enough to be creating their own personal outdoor oasis. Somewhere to relax and soak up that rejuvenating energy which springtime brings.

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Life Is Just One Big Adventure for Kids in Cottage Country

There is nothing young children love more than being able to run ‘wild’ in wide open spaces, to be able to set forth on grand adventures and to embark upon exciting outdoor explorations! And with the opportunity to visit farms, go horse riding, kayaking or canoeing, to observe wildlife in its natural habitat, or even

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Bexley Golf Centre at Balsam Lake

“What are we going to do today?”, “I’m bored!” Both sentences I am sure a lot of parents hear during summer vacation. Why not do something with your kids that will get them outside and active. Bexley Golf Centre at Balsam Lake is a perfect place to do just that. They offer something for everyone

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Unplugged at the Cottage

Have you considered spending more time at the cottage unplugged? Getting back to nature and quality family time without the distractions of electronics. Back in the day, cottage life was spent almost always outdoors. Most people did not even have a television at the cottage. These days, families head to the cottage equipped with all

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Camping With Kids

Those of us lucky enough to have been on childhood camping trips generally have fond memories of a truly magical experience, one that we want to recreate for our own kids. Camping is the ideal way for families to bond and spend quality time together in nature, away from the distractions of the modern world.

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