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February 2020

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Mantario Cabin Ski Trip

Mantario Cabin Ski Trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 1, 2020 to February 2, 2020

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Contact / Registration: 

Sorry this trip is now full!

TRIP IS NOW FULL - This 2 day trip to Mantario cabin by cross country ski covers roughly 20 kilometres each way in the non-motorized backcountry zone of Whiteshell Provincial Park. Participants must have all necessary equipment, be capable of skiing the distance, and prepared for windy and cold winter conditions. The group skis out Saturday, overnights at the cabin, and returns Sunday.
 

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Mantario Cabin Ski Trip

Mantario Cabin Ski Trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 1, 2020 to February 2, 2020

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Contact / Registration: 

Sorry this trip is now full!

TRIP IS NOW FULL - This 2 day trip to Mantario cabin by cross country ski covers roughly 20 kilometres each way in the non-motorized backcountry zone of Whiteshell Provincial Park. Participants must have all necessary equipment, be capable of skiing the distance, and prepared for windy and cold winter conditions. The group skis out Saturday, overnights at the cabin, and returns Sunday.
 

Activity Type: 

Feb 1 2020 to Feb 2 2020
 
 
Imagining Manitoba’s Future Climate

Imagining Manitoba’s Future Climate

Presenter: 

Danny Blair, Co-Director, Prairie Climate Centre; Professor of Geography, University of Winnipeg

Date: 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

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

Admission: 

$5 for members (non-member rate $10)

Most Manitoban’s acknowledge that climate change is happening, and that we will have a different climate in the near future.  But many, and perhaps most, do not really have a clear picture of just how different it will be. The presentation will summarize what we know, and encourage all to imagine the consequences.

Feb 3 2020
 
 
Lampreys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Lampreys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Instructor: 

Margaret Docker

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

Lampreys represent an ancient lineage of jawless vertebrates that survived through at least four mass extinction events, and studying them is helping scientists better understand the events that occurred “at the dawn of vertebrate evolution.” However, lampreys have been “saddled with 50 years of bad PR” as a result of the huge economic damage caused when the Welland Ship Canal allowed the parasitic sea lamprey to get past Niagara Falls and invade the upper Great Lakes. In many parts of the world, native (i.e., non-invasive) lampreys have long been prized for food and ceremonial purposes, and conservation of native lampreys is becoming increasingly important. In this workshop, Dr. Docker will provide an overview of the cultural, ecological, and scientific importance of lampreys, and introduce participants to the three native lampreys found in Manitoba, including the northern brook lamprey which skips the parasitic feeding stage entirely. She will show workshop participants how to identify each of the species, and how to distinguish these three “good” species from the “bad” sea lamprey (e.g., if it were ever to enter Manitoba).

Feb 4 2020
 
 
Ski at a location to be announced
Feb 5 2020
 
 
 
 
Historical Walk - Main Street Banker’s Row
Feb 8 2020
 
 
Sturgeon Creek Hike
Feb 2 2020
 
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The State of Climate

The State of Climate

Instructor: 

Jay Anderson

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

The Earth’s climate is evolving to a new state, one characterized by increasing atmospheric, ocean, and ground temperatures. This new state is bringing changes to global ecosystems and to the physical nature of the planet. This presentation will summarize the current state of some of these changes and speculate on future consequences.

Feb 11 2020
 
 
Walk or Skate to the Forks from Riverview area

Walk or Skate to the Forks from Riverview area

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 12, 2020

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact May Wady at kmwady@gmail.com or 204-284-4282 to register.

From May Wady and Michael Farris’ house in the middle of Riverview, walk approximately .8 km to the warm-up shack located below the Canoe and Kayak Centre on Churchill Drive.  Walk to the Forks on the river trail (another 3 km).  Alternatively change into skates at the warm-up shack and skate on the river trail.  Several route options may be possible for both skaters and walkers.   Time skate or walk to meet for lunch at the Forks.  Purchase or bring a bag lunch and enjoy a social time together at the Forks.  After lunch, walk or skate back to the warm-up shack.

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Feb 12 2020
 
 
 
 
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Hike along Assiniboine River

Hike along Assiniboine River

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 16, 2020

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219

Meet in front of Johnston Terminal at the Forks ( Building where Old Spaghetti Factory is ) at 10 am. Hike from Forks to East gate close to Misericordia Hospital and back .

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Feb 16 2020
 
 
 
Birding for Beginners

Birding for Beginners

Instructor: 

James Whitelaw

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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 18 2020
 
 
Downhill Ski at Holiday Mountain Ski Resort
Feb 19 2020
 
 
Snowshoeing in Lagimodiere-Gaboury park

Snowshoeing in Lagimodiere-Gaboury park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 19, 2020

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Keith Sutton 204-669-7225 or threedogz@shaw.ca

Two (2) outings to choose from: Option 2: Snowshoeing in Lagimodiere-Gaboury park, one block north of Provencher and Des Meurons, off Thibault. Explore the woods then tramp along the Red and Seine rivers. Estimate time 1.5 to 2 hours. Suggest bringing a small snack. Subway and Dairy Queen across from park. 

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Feb 19 2020
 
 
 
 
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Whyte Ridge to Fort Whyte Alive Centre
Feb 23 2020
 
 
 
Ticks

Ticks

Instructor: 

Kateryn Rochon

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

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

Wood tick, deer tick, dog tick, blacklegged tick: what's the difference and why do you need to know? Back by popular demand, come learn all about ticks! The program will cover common human/pet biting species in Manitoba, their life cycle, some of the pathogens they can transmit, how to protect yourself from tick bites, and what to do if you get a bite anyway.

Feb 25 2020
 
 
Walk/Snowshoe at La Barriere Park
Feb 26 2020
 
 
 
 

 

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