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Upcoming Discovery Evenings

Pembina Valley

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 $5 for members (non-member rate $10). No registration required!!

» Past discovery evenings

Land of the Saguaro


Monday, October 22, 2018


Marilyn Latta, Chair of the Habitat Conservation Committee and Weekend Botanist

The iconic Saguaro cactus is a keystone species of the Sonoran Desert, a unique area found primarily in Mexico but stretching north into southern Arizona. Marilyn Latta has spent part of the last five winters near Tucson exploring the area and learning about the relationships between the plants, birds and other wildlife that survive in this extreme desert environment.

The Caucasus: nature, scenery and culture


Monday, November 12, 2018


Rudolf Koes, Birder and Birding Tour Guide

This presentation will showcase the countries of Georgia and Armenia, with a special focus on the bird-life and flora. This region has seen an increase in tourism in general and eco-tourism in particular, due to relative political stability in recent years, but it is still unspoiled, without the hordes of tourists found elsewhere.

Caribou Calling


Monday, December 3, 2018


Vicki Trim, Northeast Region Wildlife Manager, Manitoba Sustainable Development

Come and hear about Manitoba's various caribou populations and how this species spends its life.  Information on the status and management of boreal woodland, eastern migratory woodland and barren-ground caribou populations will be presented.

The Crow Wing Trail and what it has to offer


Monday, January 14, 2019


Murielle Bugera, President of the Crow Wing Trail Association

Imagine being back in the mid-1800`s and what you would see as you are riding an ox cart. Tall grass prairie and pastures, crop lands and treed areas, wild flowers and rivers, and the rural communities grew from this land. Métis and First Nations people helped new immigrants learn to survive and thrive in this area of the province where Manitoba was born.

Grasslands, Tundra and Apartments: Discoveries and Adventures from Nature Manitoba's Bird Stewardship Programs


Monday, February 25, 2019


Tim Poole, Coordinator, Manitoba Important Bird Areas and Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative

Nature Manitoba hosts two bird stewardship programs: The Manitoba Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program and the Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative (MCSI). In 2018, the IBA Program has been busy working across Manitoba, from the Nelson River and Churchill in the north, to the native grasslands in the southwest, and the Chimney Swifts have been keeping everyone busy to say the least.