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Nature Manitoba Events

May 2016

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Stony Mountain Quest for Fossils

Stony Mountain Quest for Fossils

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, May 1st

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Email Rose Kuzina to register rkuzina@mymts.net

Scrounge around the limestone quarries in Stony Mountain and Stonewall, with the distinct possibility of legally obtaining ancient sea fossils from the Upper Ordovician Period (ca. 440 million years ago). Register after April 24.

May 1 2016
 
 
 
Birding for Beginners: Assiniboine Park
May 4 2016
 
Hike Bittersweet Trails

Hike Bittersweet Trails

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, May 4th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Marilyn Hearn 204-895-4659 to register

Activity Type: 

May 4 2016
 
 
Hike Riding Mountain National Park *TRIP FULL*

Hike Riding Mountain National Park *TRIP FULL*

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Fri, May 6th to Sun, May 8th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

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

We will hike either the Tilson loop or the closed birdtail or a trail of similar length and difficulty.  Milaege is expected to be in the 35-40KM range with a long Saturday.  All meals and gear appropriate to the season is required.

 

This trip is now full.

Activity Type: 

May 6 2016 to May 8 2016
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Seven Sisters and Environs

Seven Sisters and Environs

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 7th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 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.

May 7 2016
 
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Hike Riding Mountain National Park *TRIP FULL*

Hike Riding Mountain National Park *TRIP FULL*

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Fri, May 6th to Sun, May 8th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

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

We will hike either the Tilson loop or the closed birdtail or a trail of similar length and difficulty.  Milaege is expected to be in the 35-40KM range with a long Saturday.  All meals and gear appropriate to the season is required.

 

This trip is now full.

Activity Type: 

May 6 2016 to May 8 2016
 
 
 
Birding for Beginners: St. Vital Park
May 11 2016
 
Cycle Birds Hill Park

Cycle Birds Hill Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, May 11th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Brian Wagg 204-663-8333 to register

Activity Type: 

May 11 2016
 
 
 
Beausejour/Milner Ridge

Beausejour/Milner Ridge

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 14th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for information, including directions, or to register.

This outing will start at Walter Chryplywy Park at the western edge of Beausejour at 8:30 a.m.  Many deciduous forest species and migrants should be present here, while Milner Ridge may deliver some boreal forest birds.

May 14 2016
 
Morden Hike and Palaeontology Excursion

Morden Hike and Palaeontology Excursion

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 14th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Hike around Morden's Lake Minnewasta and visit the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre where 83-85 mya marine fossils (all found in southwestern Manitoba) are exhibited. Register after May 7.

May 14 2016
 
International Migratory Bird Day: Oak Hammock Marsh

International Migratory Bird Day: Oak Hammock Marsh

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 14th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

No registration required, however admission to Oak Hammock Marsh required to attend.

Date: May 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 am  to  4:30 pm

Celebrate the diversity of migratory birds at Oak Hammock Marsh, one of the best areas in North America to watch migratory birds! (Admission to Oak Hammock required to attend.)

See songbirds up close by participating in bird banding or join our birding by ear workshop.

  • 8:00 Birding walk with Tim Poole and Christian Artuso
  • 10:00 Presentation on Important Bird Areas (IBA) program and data entry into Ebird with Tim Poole and Christian Artuso
  • 11:00 Returning Manitoba Songbirds by Christian Artuso
  • 1:00 Birding by Ear with Paula Grieef (presentation followed by a short walk)
  • 2:30 What to look for when buying Optics with Paula Grieef and Ricky Ryan (from Zeiss) (presentation followed by a walk outside to test some binoculars out)
May 14 2016
 
Epinette Creek Trails, Spruce Woods Provincial Park
May 8 2016
 
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Birding for Beginners: Bunn's Creek
May 18 2016
 
Hike Mantario on May Long

Hike Mantario on May Long

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, May 19th to Mon, May 23rd

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Contact / Registration: 

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

Hike Mantario on the May Long weekend Thursday evening departure with a hike into Hemingway or camp on lakeshore.  North to South is our route. Limited spaces are available. Proper gear will be required for this hike and you should have a reasonable fitness level. If you are not familiar with the trail please read online descriptions or trip reports.

May 19 2016 to May 23 2016
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Libau, Mars Hill and possibly Patricia Beach

Libau, Mars Hill and possibly Patricia Beach

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 21st

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

For more information or to register, contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062.

This outing will visit areas that may not be familiar to some of you.  We will look for Red-headed Woodpecker, Orchard Oriole and Bobolink at LIbau and for Lark Sparrow and Indigo Bunting at Mars Hill.  Time permitting, we will visit Patricia Beach to look for grebes, terns and passerine migrants.
Meet at Boston Pizza at the southeast corner of Chief Peguis Trail and Henderson Hwy at 7:30 a.m.

May 21 2016
 
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Hike Mantario on May Long

Hike Mantario on May Long

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, May 19th to Mon, May 23rd

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Contact / Registration: 

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

Hike Mantario on the May Long weekend Thursday evening departure with a hike into Hemingway or camp on lakeshore.  North to South is our route. Limited spaces are available. Proper gear will be required for this hike and you should have a reasonable fitness level. If you are not familiar with the trail please read online descriptions or trip reports.

May 19 2016 to May 23 2016
 
 
Birding for Beginners: King's Park
May 25 2016
 
Hike Senkiw Area

Hike Senkiw Area

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, May 25th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rose Kuzina at rkuzina@mymts.net to register

Hike Senkiw area along Crow Wing section of the Trans Canada Trail in Southern Manitoba by Roseau River. (ca.10-12 km ) 

Activity Type: 

May 25 2016
 
 
 
Annual Robert Taylor Memorial Bird Blitz

Annual Robert Taylor Memorial Bird Blitz

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 28th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

N/A

Participation is open to all, from backyard birder to Big Day enthusiast.  The idea is to enjoy birds at your own pace and submit a list of your sightings, plus area(s) covered, to Rudolf Koes (rkoes@mymts.net) after the event.  Results will be reported on Manitobabirds (Yahoo!Group list serve) after the event, as well as on the Nature Manitoba website.
Robert will be with us in spirit.
No registration is necessary. 

May 28 2016
 
Rae Trail hike

Rae Trail hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, May 22nd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

 

 

 

 

Because of the uncertain fire situation in  Whiteshell Provincial Park I will postpone the Hunt Lake hike for another day . I propose instead to hike the Rae trail west of Winnipeg.

We will meet at 9 am at Humpty's at corner of Perimeter and McGillivray Boulevard . Please bring water , proper footwear , proper clothing and lunch.

 

Activity Type: 

May 22 2016
 
 
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Delta Marsh and St Ambroise hike

Delta Marsh and St Ambroise hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, May 29th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Hike Delta Marsh and St Ambroise Provincial Park  and  possibly observe sucker mating run followed by potluck on the beach .
 
Meet at 9 am at Polo Park Shopping Centre in front of Sears Portage Ave Side .

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Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops scheduled at the moment.

Upcoming Mantario Trips

Jul 11 2016 to Jul 15 2016
Jul 18 2016 to Jul 22 2016
Jul 25 2016 to Jul 29 2016

Upcoming Grey Hares Outings

Upcoming Major Outings

Jun 13 2016 to Jun 22 2016
Jul 14 2016 to Jul 18 2016