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Nature Manitoba Events

February 2018

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La Barriere Park Hike

La Barriere Park Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, February 3rd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219. Meeting place will be at main parking lot at LaBarriere Park at 10 a.m.

Please join Roger for a hike from La Barriere Park along La Salle River to town of St Norbert . A shuttle will be involved.

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Feb 3 2018
 
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Six Months in the Boreal Forest

Six Months in the Boreal Forest

Presenter: 

Jennifer Ford - Ecotourism Consultant & Juan Pablo Quiñonez, Incurable Adventurer

Date: 

Monday, February 5, 2018

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)

Jennifer and Juan Pablo paddled into the forest and lived there for half a year in 2016. What was it like to be away from civilization for that long? How did they live and what did they learn about nature, society, and themselves? They will take you through their greatest adventure, and talk about the challenges and outcomes of their journey.

Feb 5 2018
 
Ticks

Ticks

Instructor: 

Kateryn Rochon, Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Wildlife Entomology at the U of M

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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 6 2018
 
Ski the Pinawa or Sandilands or Burwalde Woods trails
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Memorial Ski Tour

Memorial Ski Tour

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, February 10th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Register by contacting Les at lmccann2001@yahoo.com or 204-895-8108

Just received notice the Whiteshell Cross Country Ski Club will be holding their annual Doreen & Robert Dick Memorial Ski Tour tomorrow. Novice to Advanced skiers welcome. Details available at http://www.whiteshellskiclub.com/news/2018doreenrobertdickmemorialskitour-feb10.

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Skate or walk on the River Trail at The Forks
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Cedar Bog trail at Bird's Hill Prov Park

Cedar Bog trail at Bird's Hill Prov Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, February 18th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219. Meeting place will be at 10 a.m. at Perkins parking lot facing Lagomodière and Regent . Cars going to Bird?s Hill Park will need valid provincial park pass .

Please join Roger along Cedar Bog Trail in Bird's Hill Provincial Park .

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Feb 18 2018
 
 
Skull-Duggery

Skull-Duggery

Instructor: 

Bill Watkins: Biodiversity Conservation Zoologist with the Wildlife and Fisheries Branch of Manitoba Sustainable Development & Sarah Watkins: Education Programming Consultant

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

Have you ever wondered how palaeontologists seem to know everything about a long-extinct species from a few skull and jaw fragments? Or how investigators can identify a predator from bite marks on a dead animal? Perhaps you have found a skull with attached jaw and wondered what kind of animal it was from, what it ate or how it lived. This workshop will teach you how to “read” skulls by observing the differences between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, and between predators and prey. Participants will be given an opportunity to practice their skills by examining several mystery skulls.

Feb 20 2018
 
Downhill Ski at Holiday Mountain Ski Resort
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Rarest of the Rare: Manitoba's endangered plants

Rarest of the Rare: Manitoba's endangered plants

Presenter: 

Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson - Curator of Botany, the Manitoba Museum

Date: 

Monday, February 26, 2018

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 term endangered species conjures up images of majestic mammals and colourful orchids in remote places of the world.  But Manitoba also has rare species although they are not always what you would expect.  In this lecture the Manitoba Museum’s Curator of Botany, Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson, will talk about her years of study of the rarest plants of Manitoba.  Her research on the pollinators of the rare Western Silvery Aster and Hairy Prairie-clover plants will be highlighted as well as her recent documentation of a new species of Canadian water-lily.  You will come away with a new appreciation of the plant world and the intricate ties that bind species together.

Feb 26 2018
 
Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Instructor: 

Ted McLachlan, Retired Professor from the Department of Landscape Architecture, U of M

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

Ted's presentation will explore how we can rethink our home environment to create a landscape of seasonal mystery, intrigue and delight. We can make nature accessible, whether standing at the kitchen sink or playing in the sandbox.

Feb 27 2018
 
Ski the forested Sandilands trails

Ski the forested Sandilands trails

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, February 28th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ted Harvey 204-889-5725 or tharvey50@shaw.ca. Note: Advise Ted if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Ski the forested Sandilands trails east of Steinbach (chose from their 35 km of trails).  

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Feb 28 2018
 
 
 
 

 

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