Although all our spring birding trips are cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19, we still wanted to celebrate NM's rich history with the birding community in Manitoba for our 100th Anniversary! Please enjoy this virtual photo album of photos from our archives!
Bird studies (observations, public presentations, and documentation) and bird-watching outings have both been major activities of Nature Manitoba and its members since NM was founded in 1920. Nature Manitoba (then called the Natural History Society) was originally formed when members from the Manitoba Historical Society and a Manitoba Audubon group decided to amalgamate. In fact, the newsletter we now know as Nature Manitoba News originated as a newsletter for NM’s “ornithological section” in 1962.
By Richard Staniforth, Larry de March, Deanna Dodgson and Peter Taylor
Part 1 - Introduction
Five full field seasons have now passed in a five-year project to record butterﬂy species and numbers in southeast Manitoba. It started with records reported to the Yahoo discussion group Manitobanaturetalk, but later included sightings from group field trips and from individuals who contributed sightings directly to the authors.
Following the advisories from health authorities, and working groups regarding COVID-19, we have made the following changes to our activities:
Mantario Cabin/Summer Program
The Mantario Summer Program canoe trips to Mantario Cabin have been cancelled for the 2020 season due to public health restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to the Summer Program’s return in 2021.