People passionate about nature

April 2019

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St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

March 15, 2019 to April 19, 2019

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

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

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.

 

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Intro to Back Country Camping

Intro to Back Country Camping

Instructor: 

Sean Worden, Nature Manitoba Outdoor Enthusiast

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

Have you ever wanted to adventure beyond the campground?  This presentation is geared to people who have a desire to begin back country trips and are unsure if they have the skills, knowledge and equipment to take remote hiking and canoe trips. This presentation covers things to look for when signing up for a group trip, the skills you should learn before departing, and also covers some of the gear required to undertake the traditional backpacking trip.

Apr 2 2019
 
Archery Indoors (Bow & Arrow)

Archery Indoors (Bow & Arrow)

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 3, 2019

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

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

An opportunity to try something new or old…another popular outing a few years ago! Start-up instruction provided by experienced personnel at a range to be determined. 

Apr 3 2019
 
 
 
Oak Hammock Marsh Hike

Oak Hammock Marsh Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 6, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219

Hike at Oak Hammock Marsh north of Winnipeg close to Stonewall . Possibility to see arrival of some early birds during migration .

Meeting time is 10 am at Perkins parking lot at Lagimodiêre Blvd ( Hwy 59 ) at Regent . 

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Apr 6 2019
 
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St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

March 15, 2019 to April 19, 2019

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

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

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.

 

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Hike 'n Eat: Spring Down Highway 59

Hike 'n Eat: Spring Down Highway 59

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 7, 2019

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Registration opens April 1. Contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net.

We shall hike around all day (10-12 km. worth) down the trails spanning Highway 59 south of Winnipeg, concluding with a spring spaghetti dinner hosted by the Tolstoi Heritage Centre. Please let me know of your attendance by Friday, April 5 so the centre can accommodate our group. For Nature Manitoba members only. www.tolstoichurch.ca

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Apr 7 2019
 
 
New Insights into the Natural History and Ecology of Franklin's Ground Squirrel

New Insights into the Natural History and Ecology of Franklin's Ground Squirrel

Instructor: 

Dr James Hare, Professor of Biological Sciences at the U of M

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

In this workshop, Dr. Hare will provide an overview of his lab's research on animal sociality, communication and cognitive abilities that provided the impetus for his lab's field studies of one of Manitoba's most secretive small mammals, the Franklin's Ground Squirrel (Poliocitellus franklinii).  Reviled as notorious predators of duck eggs, Franklin's ground squirrels have largely been neglected as the subject of serious research, yet concern over their decline in the southeastern part of their range, combined with their purported asocial nature, prompted a series of field studies at Delta Marsh, Manitoba, by Dr. Hare and his students.  The presentation will highlight our exciting discoveries that challenge the conventional wisdom regarding the social system, behaviour and ecological role of this species, and that reveal how Franklin's ground squirrels have adapted to life in their challenging marsh-edge/forest-edge ecosystem.

Apr 9 2019
 
Mystery Cycle

Mystery Cycle

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 10, 2019

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Charles Begley 204-233-8395 or ccbegley @shaw.ca

Location to be determined. 

Activity Type: 

Apr 10 2019
 
 
 
Trans Canada Trail in Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Apr 13 2019
 
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St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

March 15, 2019 to April 19, 2019

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

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

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.

 

 
Bunn's Creek Hike

Bunn's Creek Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 20, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please call Roger at 204-451-1219.

Hike along  Bunn's Creek in North Kildonan . Meeting time is 10 am at Bunn's Creek Park off MicIvor .

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Apr 20 2019
 
 
 
Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Instructor: 

Tom Nagy, Manitoba Ecologist and Foraging Enthusiast

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

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 16 2019
 
Cycle at a location to be determined
Apr 17 2019
 
 
 
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Hike into Pine Point Rapids

Hike into Pine Point Rapids

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 22, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Registration commences April 13. Contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net

With hopefully splendid spring weather, hike to Pine Point Rapids in Whiteshell Provincial Park. Rounding out about 12 km. we shall also do some other trails in the vicinity. 

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Apr 22 2019
 
So You Saw a Cougar?

So You Saw a Cougar?

Instructor: 

Dr. Bill Watkins, Biodiversity Conservation Zoologist

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

Manitobans report 30 to 40 cougar sightings yearly to the government. Eye-witness accounts, along with photographs of tracks or other signs, are often the only evidence investigators have to determine if a cougar has been present. This workshop will demonstrate how to assess the evidence to determine if the sightings are valid and give you a chance to test your skills against the experts with actual cougar report case files.

Apr 23 2019
 
 
 
 
Seven Sisters and environs

Seven Sisters and environs

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 27, 2019

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 204-753-2977 or at taylorp@granite.mb.ca 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. 

Apr 27 2019
 
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Hike 'n Hunt for the Crocus: Western MB

Hike 'n Hunt for the Crocus: Western MB

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 28, 2019

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

 Registration begins April 21. Please contact Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net.

A full-day hike around Neepawa and Minnedosa around crocus time. A full-day 12-14 km. hike scouring Arden - crocus capital of Manitoba - for those spring flowers, and a tripartite offering of trails around Neepawa and Minnedosa. The grand finale is the first spring dinner of the season in Minnedosa. For Nature Manitoba members only.

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Apr 28 2019
 
Birds Hill Park Fungal Foray

Birds Hill Park Fungal Foray

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 29, 2019

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Donna Kurt at canoeist@mymts.net by April 23.

Two (2) Outings to Choose from: Option 2: Birds Hill Park Fungal Foray. An invitation for fun folk to search for spring fruiting bodies of fungi:) The walking pace is slower to allow scanning trees and ground for mushrooms, maybe morels! We will visit a few areas in the park. 

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Apr 29 2019
 
Morels and Other Fungi

Morels and Other Fungi

Instructor: 

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

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

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 30 2019
 
Woodcocks

Woodcocks

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 30, 2019

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. With luck we may also hear and possibly see owls. Rain-date is Thursday 2 May.

Apr 30 2019