People passionate about nature

April 2018

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St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, March 15th to Sun, April 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

No registration required.

Mid-March to mid-April - 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 PR. 201 at the Pembina River Valley.

Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register. Come and go as you please.

 

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Learning to Identify Wildflowers *waitlisted*

Learning to Identify Wildflowers *waitlisted*

Instructor: 

Marilyn Latta, Nature Manitoba Weekend Botanist

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

*Please note: This workshop is now full. Continue through registration to have your name added to the waitlist. We will contact you if a spot opens up.*

Many people enjoy seeing wildflowers and would like to know more about them, but are often intimidated by the identification process. This workshop will cover some of the basics of plant identification.. Discussion will include plant naming (not as difficult as one might think once you know a bit about the system!), features of plants to watch for and the use of simple keys. Images will be used to illustrate some of the major plant families and their important characteristics, and participants will be given the opportunity to test their new skills on an A-Z presentation of Manitoba wildflowers.

Apr 3 2018
 
 
 
 
Hiking North of 50 38' 00'

Hiking North of 50 38' 00'

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 7th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Register after March 31st by emailing rkuzina@mymts.net

Beyond Gimli, Manitoba, we will explore a variety of areas for about 10-12 km., including the Camp Morton trails, Riverton Important Bird Area, Arborg town trails and whatever else reveals itself. Opportunities for birdwatching, farmer's markets and bakeries.

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Apr 7 2018
 
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St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, March 15th to Sun, April 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

No registration required.

Mid-March to mid-April - 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 PR. 201 at the Pembina River Valley.

Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register. Come and go as you please.

 

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Bunn's Creek Trail (Change of date from original posting of March 31
Apr 8 2018
 
 
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants *waitlisted*

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants *waitlisted*

Instructor: 

Tom Nagy, Manitoba Ecologist and Foraging Enthusiast

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

*Please note: This workshop is now full. Continue through registration to have your name added to the waitlist. We will contact you if a spot opens up.*

Join ecologist and foraging enthusiast, Tom Nagy, as he introduces you to some of the most common edible and medicinal plants that can be found growing in woodlands, parks and gardens near you.  Come and gain insight on how to confidently identify these plants and become acquainted with their features, life cycles and preferred habitats. You will also learn how to sustainably harvest them to ensure future yields as well as how to transform them into flavourful nourishing foods and safe wholesome medicines fit for friends and family.

Apr 10 2018
 
Cycle in Birds Hill Provincial Park

Cycle in Birds Hill Provincial Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, April 11th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Angela Kemp 204-772-9009 or ahkemp@yahoo.com. Note: Advise Angela if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

First cycle of 2018!  

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Apr 11 2018
 
 
 
Sage Creek Hike

Sage Creek Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 14th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register e-mail davidspector@shaw.ca

Meet at McDonald’s at 10 am at the north-east corner of Lagimodiere Blvd and Sage Creek Blvd.  Hike will be about 1.5 to 2 hours.  Possible lunch or snack break after walk.

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Apr 14 2018
 
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St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, March 15th to Sun, April 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

No registration required.

Mid-March to mid-April - 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 PR. 201 at the Pembina River Valley.

Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register. Come and go as you please.

 

 
 
Gardening for the Butterflies *waitlisted*

Gardening for the Butterflies *waitlisted*

Instructor: 

Simone Hébert Allard, Author of “Manitoba Butterflies: A Field Guide

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

*Please note: This workshop is now full. Continue through registration to have your name added to the waitlist. We will contact you if a spot opens up.*

Every spring (and even winter!), avid gardeners have their noses buried in seed catalogs, pondering how to narrow down their selections. If you want to try something different, might I suggest gardening for the butterflies? Caterpillars need food to become butterflies, so you may have to sacrifice a few plants in the line of duty. But think of the reward you will enjoy! If you prefer to stick to nectar plants, you will still be providing food, but only for adult butterflies.  This workshop may give you some new ideas on what to plant to make your garden a magnet for these colorful insects.

*Please note: This workshop is now full. Continue through registration to have your name added to the waitlist. We will contact you if a spot opens up.*

Apr 17 2018
 
Hike and explore the Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course
Apr 18 2018
 
 
 
Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise

Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 21st

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 or at rkoes@mymts.net for details.

This outing will provide a good chance for seeing many waterfowl, grebes and herons, raptors and possibly some early shorebirds. 

 

Apr 21 2018
 
Point Douglas Hike

Point Douglas Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, April 15th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219. Meeting place is Johnston Terminal at the Forks at 10 a.m.

Please join Roger for a hike from Johnston Terminal  through Point Douglas to Neechi Commons and back . It's possible the return hike may be a slightly different way .

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Apr 15 2018
 
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Stephenfield Provincial Park Hike

Stephenfield Provincial Park Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, April 22nd

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please e-mail davidspector@shaw.ca
 
 
Hike the scenic lakeside and woodland trails of Stephenfield Provincial Park and the Boyne River Trail in Carman.  Distance- About 10 – 11 KM
 

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Apr 22 2018
 
 
Morels & Other Fungi *waitlisted*

Morels & Other Fungi *waitlisted*

Instructor: 

Dr. David Punter, Retired Professor of Botany from the University of Manitoba

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

*Please note: This workshop is now full. Continue through registration to have your name added to the waitlist. We will contact you if a spot opens up or if we have enough interest to schedule a second date.*

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. 

Apr 24 2018
 
Year of the Bird and You

Year of the Bird and You

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Tue, April 24th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE
Learn about some of Manitoba's avian spectacles throughout the year, the species we monitor and why, and the various programs you can get involved in!

Apr 24 2018
 
Mystery Hike or Cycle

Mystery Hike or Cycle

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, April 25th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Charles Begley 204-233-8395 or ccbegley@shaw.ca. Note: Advise Charles if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Details to follow in the Spring.  

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Apr 25 2018
 
Woodcocks

Woodcocks

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Thu, April 26th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Call Rudolf at 204-661-0763 or e-mail rkoes@mymts.net for more information or to register.

Join Rudolf Koes on an evening outing to look for woodcock and possibly owls.

Apr 26 2018
 
 
Interlake Hiking Extravaganza

Interlake Hiking Extravaganza

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, April 28th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Register after April 21st by emailing rkuzina@mymts.net

A full-day hike of ca.12 km. along trails in the Interlake region: Green Acres Park in Teulon, Norris Lake Provincial Park, Narcisse snake dens where the mating season may have begun, and Lundar Beach Provincial Park where we willi have a potluck BBQ.

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Apr 28 2018
 
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