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April 2016

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St. Adolphe and Windygates Hawk Watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates Hawk Watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Tue, March 15th to Fri, April 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

n/a

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 PR201 at the Pembina River Valley.These Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register.  Come and go as you please.All skill levels are welcome. 

Mar 15 2016 to Apr 15 2016
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St. Adolphe and Windygates Hawk Watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates Hawk Watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Tue, March 15th to Fri, April 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

n/a

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 PR201 at the Pembina River Valley.These Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register.  Come and go as you please.All skill levels are welcome. 

Mar 15 2016 to Apr 15 2016
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Hike Assiniboine Forest & FortWhyte

Hike Assiniboine Forest & FortWhyte

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, April 6th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Marilyn Hurrell at 204-832-8908 to register.

Hike the trails from the Assiniboine Forest to FortWhyte Alive and return. Lunch at FortWhyte.

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St. Adolphe and Windygates Hawk Watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates Hawk Watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Tue, March 15th to Fri, April 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

n/a

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 PR201 at the Pembina River Valley.These Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register.  Come and go as you please.All skill levels are welcome. 

Mar 15 2016 to Apr 15 2016
 
Spruce Woods Overnight

Spruce Woods Overnight

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 16th to Sun, April 17th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Email srworden@mts.net or call 204-781-0796 (no texts please) to register.

Shake off winters rust on a short hike in and out to Hut #3 departure mid day on Saturday and a return late in the afternoon Sunday.  Distance is about 10Km, park pass required all meals and proper gear for the season is required.

Apr 16 2016 to Apr 17 2016
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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, April 12, 2016

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.

Apr 12 2016
 
Trip to the Zoo

Trip to the Zoo

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, April 13th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Chris Urban at 204-837-5940 to register.

A Trip to the Zoo! Our last visit to the Zoo was a success. There are the new heavy horses to see and take a ride if desired. The polar bear cubs have moved to the larger area and by April may be with the older bears. The snow leopard cubs are on display and by April will have grown. The animals tend to be more active in the cooler temps. Chris volunteers at the Zoo so she knows it well.

Apr 13 2016
 
 
 
 
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Spruce Woods Overnight

Spruce Woods Overnight

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 16th to Sun, April 17th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Email srworden@mts.net or call 204-781-0796 (no texts please) to register.

Shake off winters rust on a short hike in and out to Hut #3 departure mid day on Saturday and a return late in the afternoon Sunday.  Distance is about 10Km, park pass required all meals and proper gear for the season is required.

Apr 16 2016 to Apr 17 2016
 
 
GROWING a GARDEN from the GROUND UP

GROWING a GARDEN from the GROUND UP

Instructor: 

Kelley Leibzeit, Master Gardener in Training

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

Kelley will show you how her garden went from dirt and gravel to an oasis for people, plants, and wildlife. With 20 years of gardening experience, she’ll share tips and photos on how her garden grew. After attending a Naturescape program, she made a decision to change the direction of her garden. She added more native plantings to draw in even more birds and butterflies. The Spring Migration of 2013 was a roaring success, bringing in many varieties of warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers and hawks, as well as a few of her favourites like waxwings and orioles. She even had a few unusual surprises. Come and hear Kelley’s Garden Story. (Please note that Kelley’s garden was widely admired on Our Natural Garden Tour in 2015).

Apr 19 2016
 
Bike Winnipeg's Trails

Bike Winnipeg's Trails

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, April 20th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ted Harvey 204-889-5725.

Bike Winnipeg’s Cycling Trails.

Apr 20 2016
 
 
 
 
 
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MORELS and OTHER FUNGI - Waitlisted

MORELS and OTHER FUNGI - Waitlisted

Instructor: 

Dr. David Punter, Retired Professor of Botany from the U of M

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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. A field trip will be offered in the late summer.

Apr 26 2016
 
Bike Winnipeg’s Trails

Bike Winnipeg’s Trails

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, April 27th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ted Harvey 204-889-5725.

Bike Winnipeg’s Cycling Trails.

Apr 27 2016
 
Woodcock and Owl Foray

Woodcock and Owl Foray

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, April 28th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Call Rudolf at 204-661-0763 for more information or to register.

Join Rudolf Koes on an evening outing to search for woodcock and hopefully some owls, too.

Apr 28 2016
 
 
 

 

 

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