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February 2017

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Ski Bittersweet trails near Treherne

Ski Bittersweet trails near Treherne

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, February 1st

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ted Harvey 204-889-5725 or tharvey50@shaw.ca to register.

Ski Bittersweet trails near Treherne for those not going to HeclaEnjoy 20 km of classic and 14 km of skate ski trails of varying difficulty, from easy to difficult. Easier trails are toward the east side, more difficult trails and hills to the west side, central warming hut plus a new clubhouse at the trail head. 

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Birds Hill Park Hike

Birds Hill Park Hike

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Event Date: 

Sun, February 5th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

We will hike the Cedar Bog Trail in Birds Hill Provincial Park . Park pass required for those bringing their cars . Please dress appropriately and bring water and snacks .

 

Meet at 10 am across from Perkins in parking lot beside Lagimodiêre Blvd . North west corner of intersection .

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Feb 5 2017
 
Birds of the Hudson Bay Lowlands

Birds of the Hudson Bay Lowlands

Presenter: 

Dr. Christian Artuso

Date: 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

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

Admission: 

$2 for members (non-member rate $5)

Although Churchill and the Hudson Bay lowlands may be most famous for their polar bears, the birds here put on a dazzling spectacle. This presentation will showcase a cross-section of the >165 bird species that breed in this region and their habitats, plus the high arctic migrants that pass through, as well as a few northern mammals. Photographs from sites including Cape Tatnum, Wapusk National Park, Churchill, Dymond Lake, Seal River, Caribou River, Schmok Lake and Courage Lake will help illustrate the remarkable beauty and diversity of Manitoba’s far north.

 

Presented by: Dr. Christian Artuso  Manitoba Program Manager, Bird Studies Canada; Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba

 

Feb 6 2017
 
A Year in the Life of Red Squirrels in the Yukon

A Year in the Life of Red Squirrels in the Yukon

Instructor: 

Quinn Fletcher, Physiological Ecologist

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

The Yukon is a place of extremes, yet Red Squirrels are able to meet these challenges year after year. In this talk, I will summarize a year in the life of  Yukon Red Squirrels,  highlighting how these animals are able to survive and reproduce in this harsh environment.

Feb 7 2017
 
Ski the Pinawa or Sandilands trails
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(Trip is Full) Overnight stay at James Lake cabin in Turtle Mountain

(Trip is Full) Overnight stay at James Lake cabin in Turtle Mountain

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, February 18th to Mon, February 20th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Trip is full. Ski to James Lake cabin in Turtle Mountain Provincial Park . The cabin is booked for Saturday Feb 18 th and 19th and there are no cabin fees . It's a 5 km ski to cabin with some uphills . People interested in coming should have a cold weather sleeping bag even if in cabin it gets quite warm when the stove is going . The cabin is rustic but cozy . By at least a week before trip I will have to finalize participants to work out meal planning and other logistics. During the day we will go on different ski outings at a leisurely pace.

 

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(Trip is Full) Overnight stay at James Lake cabin in Turtle Mountain

(Trip is Full) Overnight stay at James Lake cabin in Turtle Mountain

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, February 18th to Mon, February 20th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Trip is full. Ski to James Lake cabin in Turtle Mountain Provincial Park . The cabin is booked for Saturday Feb 18 th and 19th and there are no cabin fees . It's a 5 km ski to cabin with some uphills . People interested in coming should have a cold weather sleeping bag even if in cabin it gets quite warm when the stove is going . The cabin is rustic but cozy . By at least a week before trip I will have to finalize participants to work out meal planning and other logistics. During the day we will go on different ski outings at a leisurely pace.

 

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Birding for Beginners

Birding for Beginners

Instructor: 

James Whitelaw, Nature Manitoba Birder

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

Spring is a great time to start birding, and Manitoba is a great place for birds. This workshop will cover the equipment you will need, the principles of bird identification, where to look for birds and the variety of birds to be found in Manitoba.

Feb 21 2017
 
Ski the Ross Creek Trails

Ski the Ross Creek Trails

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, February 22nd

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Doris Orchyk for more info and to register 204-837-6166.

Ski the Ross Creek Trails near Teulon. Enjoy skiing on groomed trails meandering along/across the wooded Ross Creek ravine, with warmng huts.

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Feb 22 2017
 
 
 
 
Snow Valley hike

Snow Valley hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, February 19th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Hike starting at St Lupicin and hike for about an hour and return . Please dress appropriately and bring water and lunch . 

 

Meet at 10 am at Polo Park Shopping Centre in front of Sears  facing Portage Ave .

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Restoration of two large, coastal wetlands in Manitoba: Delta Marsh and Netley-Libau Marsh

Restoration of two large, coastal wetlands in Manitoba: Delta Marsh and Netley-Libau Marsh

Presenter: 

Dr. Gordon Goldsborough

Date: 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

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

Admission: 

$2 for members (non-member rate $5)

The presentation will review the work we are doing to restore vegetation in these two large marshes. At Delta Marsh, the restoration involves the exclusion of Common Carp, a destructive invasive fish species. At Netley-Libau Marsh, restoration involves the creation of shallow-water conditions necessary for reestablishment of emergent plants.

 

Presented by: Dr. Gordon Goldsborough  Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

 

Feb 27 2017
 
Backcountry Food Prep

Backcountry Food Prep

Instructor: 

Jerry Ameis and Sean Worden, Ardent Backcountry Campers

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

This backcountry-oriented workshop focuses on food planning (nutrition, amount, taste) and preparation (dehydrating, packaging, stove and wood fire cooking). It applies to short and long hiking and canoeing trips. The menus range from gourmet to minimalist approaches. Some food preparation equipment will be on display and some recipes will be available. A sampling of  backcountry food is included. The workshop also addresses drinking water treatment.

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