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April 2017

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St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, March 15th to Sat, April 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Raptors and a host of other birds migrate north along the Red River and Pembina River valleys in early spring. Come join the birders who monitor this migration. They will be present from mid-morning at either site on most days from mid-March to mid-April, especially when it is sunny with a south wind. The St. Adolphe site is on the east side of the bridge on PR. 210. The Windygates site is on PR. 201 at the Pembina River Valley. Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register. Come and go as you please.

 

Mar 15 2017 to Apr 15 2017
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St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, March 15th to Sat, April 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Raptors and a host of other birds migrate north along the Red River and Pembina River valleys in early spring. Come join the birders who monitor this migration. They will be present from mid-morning at either site on most days from mid-March to mid-April, especially when it is sunny with a south wind. The St. Adolphe site is on the east side of the bridge on PR. 210. The Windygates site is on PR. 201 at the Pembina River Valley. Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register. Come and go as you please.

 

Mar 15 2017 to Apr 15 2017
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Grand Beach hike

Grand Beach hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, April 2nd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Join Roger for a hike in the Grand Beach area. Meet at 10 am at Perkin parking lot at Highway 59 and Regent .

Activity Type: 

Apr 2 2017
 
 
This is What's in our Water

This is What's in our Water

Instructor: 

Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, Department of Soil Science at University of Manitoba

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members (students: $3 for members, $5 for non-members).

As scientific equipment has become more specialized in the past decades, it is now possible to screen our environment for hundreds of pesticides and other chemicals, as well as for thousands of bacteria and  other micro-organisms. It is certain that most humans are frequently exposed to chemical mixtures and micro-organisms in our environment. Surface water and ground water are where our drinking water comes from, and when source water is contaminated, it can make treating drinking water more complex.. Authorities, such as the Government of Canada and the European Union, may have different opinions about what are safe levels of contaminant exposure, but beyond that, access to clean running drinking water is a human right.. Within the above context, this presentation highlights some of the water research conducted by Dr Farenhorst and her collaborators.

 

Apr 4 2017
 
Mystery Hike or Cycle

Mystery Hike or Cycle

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, April 5th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Charles Begley 204-233-8395 to register.

Mystery Hike or Cycle. Details to follow in the Spring.

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St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, March 15th to Sat, April 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Raptors and a host of other birds migrate north along the Red River and Pembina River valleys in early spring. Come join the birders who monitor this migration. They will be present from mid-morning at either site on most days from mid-March to mid-April, especially when it is sunny with a south wind. The St. Adolphe site is on the east side of the bridge on PR. 210. The Windygates site is on PR. 201 at the Pembina River Valley. Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register. Come and go as you please.

 

Mar 15 2017 to Apr 15 2017
 
 
 
Manitoba Shorebirds

Manitoba Shorebirds

Instructor: 

Christian Artuso, MB Program Manager, Bird Studies Canada & Chair of MB IBA Committee

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members (students: $3 for members, $5 for non-members).

Manitoba harbours a fine array of shorebirds, sometimes in spectacular concentrations, and they will soon start to return from warmer climes. Of the 41 species on the Manitoba list, 11 breed in southern Manitoba (including some more widespread species), 11 breed in northern Manitoba, 11 are passage migrants (do not breed in the province), 6 are rare, 1 extirpated and 1 probably extinct. Shorebirds are often considered difficult to identify, but with the help of this workshop, the task may become a bit easier. In addition to identification, we will discuss shorebird monitoring in Manitoba and how you can get involved; also some tips on how to find shorebirds and some of the best places in the province to see them.

Apr 11 2017
 
Cycle in Birds Hill Park

Cycle in Birds Hill Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, April 12th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Doris Orchyk 204-837-6166 for more information and/or to register.

Cycle in Birds Hill Park. 

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Apr 12 2017
 
 
Hike around Grand Marais Area

Hike around Grand Marais Area

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Fri, April 14th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Please register after April 11by emailing rkuzina@mymts.net

Hike along the Trans Canada Trail on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg, from the Lakeshore Heights cottage area right up to Grand Beach Provincial park (ca. 10-12 km total).

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Apr 14 2017
 
 
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Gimli area hike

Gimli area hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, April 16th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Join Roger for a hike in the Gimli area . Meet at 10 am at Perkins parking lot at Highway 59 ( Lagimodière Blvd) and Regent .

Activity Type: 

Apr 16 2017
 
 
Gardening with Native Plants

Gardening with Native Plants

Instructor: 

Marilyn Latta, Nature Manitoba Weekend Botanist

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members (students: $3 for members, $5 for non-members).

Native plants in your garden can be a benefit to wildlife as well as being hardy and easy to maintain. Marilyn will show images of a variety of native species and discuss their use in different landscaping types and conditions. Special mention will be  made of plants that are bee, butterfly and hummingbird magnets.

Apr 18 2017
 
 
 
 
Stephenfield Provincial Park and Boyne River Trail Carman hike

Stephenfield Provincial Park and Boyne River Trail Carman hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 22nd

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please contact David Spector at davidspector@shaw.ca or by telephone at 204-504-0125.
Saturday  April 22nd
Stephenfield Provincial Park and Boyne River Trail Carman
About 10-11 KM  
Hike the lakeside and woodland trails in Stephenfield Provincial Park followed by the Boyne River trail in Carman.

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Apr 22 2017
 
Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise

Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 22nd

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 or at rkoes@mymts.net for details.

This outing will provide a good chance for seeing many waterfowl, grebes and herons, raptors and possibly some early shorebirds.

Apr 22 2017
 
Raptor Fest

Raptor Fest

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 22nd

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

The LaRiviere area is one of the most important places in Manitoba for migrating raptors. Raptor fest on April 22nd is your chance to learn about these incredible birds and celebrate the migration season! 504 Broadway Street La Riviere, Manitoba  10am - 4pm.

Watch the Migration with Pros!

Guided Birding/Nature Walks

Presentations by Dr. Christian Artuso

Kids’ Activities

Door Prizes

Art Raffle

Displays

Photo Contest with Prizes

LIVE BIRDS OF PREY

Canteen

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Morels & Other Fungi

Morels & Other Fungi

Instructor: 

Dr. David Punter, Retired Professor of Botany from the University of Manitoba

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members (students: $3 for members, $5 for non-members).

Morels are the mushrooms that appear in the spring while most other fungi can be found in late August and September. Participants in this workshop will begin learning to identify mushrooms in time for the morel season.

Apr 25 2017
 
Cycle in the St. James/Charleswood area
Apr 26 2017
 
Evening Birding Trip

Evening Birding Trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, April 27th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Call Rudolf at 204-661-0763 or e-mail rkoes@mymts.net for more information or to register.

Join Rudolf Koes on an evening outing to look for woodcock and possibly owls.

Apr 27 2017
 
 
Hike the Pinawa Area

Hike the Pinawa Area

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 29th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Please register after April 20 by emailing rkuzina@mymts.net

Hike along the Trans Canada Trail and Pinawa town trails in the Precambrian Shield (ca. 10-12 km.).

Activity Type: 

Apr 29 2017
 
Seven Sisters and environs     

Seven Sisters and environs     

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 29th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 204-753-2977 for info or to register.

We’ll search for loons, grebes, ducks, raptors and other migrants along the Winnipeg River. Meet at the Seven Sisters Dam at 9:00 a.m.

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Pointe du Bois Hike

Pointe du Bois Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, April 30th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Please join Roger on a hike around Pointe du Bois .

We will meet at 10:am at parking lot facing Lagimodière Blvd at corner of Regent .

 

Activity Type: 

Apr 30 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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