Our Next Discovery Evening...

Every fall and winter, Nature Manitoba offers a series of indoor presentations featuring guest speakers on relevant, local, nature-related topics.

They are usually on Monday evenings at 7:30pm, and take place at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (340 Provencher Blvd) on the second floor (Salle Antoine-Gaborieau). Admission is only $3 ($2 for members).

View the full schedule of presentations.



Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

Presented by Dr. Terry Galloway, Dept. of Entomology, University of Manitoba

Location: Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd on second floor - Salle Antoine-Gaborieau.
Admission: $2 for members and $3 for non-members.

Terry Galloway has been studying ectoparasites in Manitoba for 35 years. In the past twenty years, he has worked closely with wildlife rehabilitation centres in Winnipeg to expand our knowledge of the startling diversity of these remarkable arthropods.  Fleas, lice, flies, mites and ticks typically live on the external surfaces of their hosts, but among them are those that live in the pouches of pelicans, and inhabit the nasal cavities and feather shafts of birds. In this presentation, you will be introduced to these highly specialized organisms; you will learn a little about what they do and how they live together with their hosts. It's a guarantee you will never look at birds and mammals the same way again!

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About Nature Manitoba

HikeNature Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1920 as the Natural History Society of Manitoba (later known as the Manitoba Naturalists Society), "for the popular and scientific study of nature". In 2009, we changed our name to Nature Manitoba. Our members share a passion for nature. Our goal is to promote an appreciation and understanding of nature, and to preserve and enjoy it. Nature Manitoba offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor programs year-round, and advocates for the protection of our natural environment.

 canoe by lakeWe believe that the opportunity to experience the natural world in peace and tranquility is a joy and a privilege. We believe in the importance of sound stewardship of our parks, wilderness and other natural areas, and are proponents of self-propelled (non-motorized) recreation when enjoying these areas.

Take a moment to learn more about the benefits of membership with Nature Manitoba, or contact our office staff for assistance with memberships and information about our programs, events and outdoor trips.

What We Offer

  • Canoeing, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, camping, cross-country skiing, and other outdoor recreational pursuits.
  • Field trips to observe birds, botany, butterflies, and more.
  • Presentations by amateur and professional photographers, researchers, writers, outdoor enthusiasts, and naturalists.
  • Year-round opportunities to enjoy the Mantario cabin.
  • Special events in support of Nature Manitoba projects and initiatives.
  • Research and advocacy groups that work for environmental protection.

Each month's events are published in advance on this website and in our newsletter, Nature Manitoba News, which is circulated to all members bi-monthly.

Our Mission

  • sun on horizonTo foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural environment and an understanding of humanity's place therein;
  • To provide an association and a voice for those interested in natural history and the outdoors, and to cooperate with individuals and organizations with similar objectives;
  • To arrange educational and recreational programs and field trips;
  • to promote an understanding of the natural environment;
  • To stimulate research and to record and preserve data and material in natural history and allied subjects;
  • To work for the preservation of our natural environment.