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Nature Manitoba Events

February 2019

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Circumnavigate the Breezy Bend Country Club
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The Lake Winnipeg commercial fishery: is it sustainable?

The Lake Winnipeg commercial fishery: is it sustainable?

Presenter: 

Scott Forbes, Professor, University of Winnipeg

Date: 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd on second floor - Salle Antoine-Gaborieau.

Admission: 

$5 for members (non-member rate $10)

The commercial fishery on Lake Winnipeg has a long history with catch records extending back to the 1880’s. These provide a unique insight into the fishery then and now. The current fishery has been criticized as unsustainable, most notably in 2015 by a seafood watchdog group that declared the fisheries on Manitoba’s large lakes, including Lake Winnipeg “the worst-managed in the world.” Is this true? Fishers countered that the fishery has always been sustainable: they have fished since the 1800’s and are still fishing today. Who is right? This presentation will explore the history, regulation and current factors affecting the fishery. 

Feb 4 2019
 
The Bees of Manitoba and How to Support them

The Bees of Manitoba and How to Support them

Instructor: 

Dr. Jason Gibbs, Assistant Professor in Department of Entomology at U of M

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

Bees are of critical importance to temperate ecosystems and pollinator-dependent crops. In the last decade, there has been increased concern over global bee declines.  Unfortunately, basic information about native bees is lacking. In this presentation, I will highlight the remarkable   and underappreciated diversity of Manitoba's native bees, risks that bees face and steps we can take to mitigate bee declines.

Feb 5 2019
 
Ski at a location to be announced

Ski at a location to be announced

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, February 6th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Kevin and Anita Miller at k.a.miller@mts.net

Ski at a location to be announced, depending on snow conditions. Rating: Novice to Advanced subject to snow/trail conditions. All up-to-date information is at http://greyhares-anita.blogspot.com.  Note: Advise Kevin & Anita if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

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Feb 6 2019
 
 
 
 
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Seine River hike from Happyland Park to Whittier Park

Seine River hike from Happyland Park to Whittier Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, February 10th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219.

Please join Roger for hike on Seine River from Happyland Park to Whittier Park . A shuttle will be done. Meeting place is 10 a.m. at Fort Gibraltar parking lot in Saint Boniface where Festival du Voyageur is held. 

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Feb 10 2019
 
 
Discovering Mushrooms

Discovering Mushrooms

Instructor: 

Donna Kurt, Nature Manitoba Outdoor Enthusiast

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

Donna Kurt has been studying mushrooms and Ethnobotany at the U of W, while also participating in and leading outdoor trips for Nature Manitoba. She has been a member of NM since 1988. In addition to mushroom identification and photography, Donna will also share many medicinal and culinary uses of various fungi and related species found in the area.

Feb 12 2019
 
Ski the Shannondale Ski trails

Ski the Shannondale Ski trails

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, February 13th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Angela Kemp 204-772-9009 or ahkemp@yahoo.com

Ski the Shannondale Ski trails west of Morden. Enjoy 20 kms of rolling and hilly trails in a valley, suitable for skiers of all levels. Chalets or huts provided to warm up or eat your lunch. Rating: Intermediate. Note: Advise Angela if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option

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Feb 13 2019
 
 
 
Kilcona Park & Harbourview Hike & Snowshoe with potluck
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Ticks

Ticks

Instructor: 

Kateryn Rochon, Ass't Professor of Veterinary & Wildlife Entomology, U of M

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

Wood tick, deer tick, dog tick, blacklegged tick: what's the difference and why do you need to know? Come learn all about ticks! The program will cover common human pet biting species in Manitoba, their life cycle, some of the pathogens they can transmit, how to protect yourself from tick bites and what to do if you get a bite anyway.

Feb 19 2019
 
Downhill Ski at Holiday Mountain Ski Resort (La Riviere, MB)
Feb 20 2019
 
Relaxed X-country Ski

Relaxed X-country Ski

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, February 20th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Keith Sutton 204-669-7225 or threedogz@shaw.ca

Relaxed X-country Ski (for those not going to Holiday Mountain). Location to be determined. 

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Feb 20 2019
 
 
 
Outdoor trip participants 3 Cooks one night

Outdoor trip participants 3 Cooks one night

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, February 23rd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219 or email sutherlandvroger@gmail.com

3 cooks 1 night will be with Irene Gauthier , Ken Czernecki and Roger Sutherland . Location is 3-994 Archibald .

The meal starts at 6 pm and costs are to be shared. BYOB .  On menu baby potatoes , vegetables , salads, macaroni & cheese & hamburger casserole , spinach & tuna & egg casserolle and other delicious items. Pastries to be supplied by Roger's daughter,  

 

 

 

 

 

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Royalwood Trail

Royalwood Trail

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, February 24th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219

Join Roger on hike along Seinr River south of Royalwood . Meet at 10 am In Starbucks parking lot at St Annes Road 

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Feb 24 2019
 
Grasslands, Tundra and Apartments: Discoveries and Adventures from Nature Manitoba's Bird Stewardship Programs

Grasslands, Tundra and Apartments: Discoveries and Adventures from Nature Manitoba's Bird Stewardship Programs

Presenter: 

Tim Poole, Coordinator, Manitoba Important Bird Areas and Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative

Date: 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd on second floor - Salle Antoine-Gaborieau.

Admission: 

$5 for members (non-member rate $10)

Nature Manitoba hosts two bird stewardship programs: The Manitoba Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program and the Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative (MCSI). In 2018, the IBA Program has been busy working across Manitoba, from the Nelson River and Churchill in the north, to the native grasslands in the southwest, and the Chimney Swifts have been keeping everyone busy to say the least.  This presentation will share the many exciting activities in 2018 and earlier, and look forward to what the future may bring. 

Feb 25 2019
 
Manitoba Hawks

Manitoba Hawks

Instructor: 

Rudolf Koes, Nature Manitoba Birder

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

With spring around the corner, it's time to hone our raptor-identification skills.  Join Rudolf Koes and learn the differences between buteos, eagles, falcons and more. Besides old-fashioned slides, Rudolf will likely use some digital images and we may get a look at a few museum specimens to illustrate the finer points.

Feb 26 2019
 
Ski at a location with groomed trails

Ski at a location with groomed trails

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, February 27th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Kevin and Anita Miller at k.a.miller@mts.net to register.

Ski at a location with groomed trails (snow dependent). Rating: Novice to Advanced subject to snow/trail conditions. All up-to-date info is at http://greyhares-anita.blogspot.cNote: Advise Kevin & Anita if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

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