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Raffle Tickets for Sale

Nature Manitoba is selling tickets for the FortWhyte's Adventure Travel Raffle on December 2017. There are 3 prizes and a coupon for free entry to Fort Whyte is included . Tickets are 3 for 10 $ and the Mantario program gets 40 % of the proceeds.  If you want tickets please call our office (to pay via credit card) at 204-943-9029, or see Al at Discovery Evenings or on hikes. Prizes include:

 

1st prize: Mediterranean Sea Yacht OR $7,000 cash

Forest School in Winnipeg

Although forest school has been around since the late 1950s in places like Denmark and Sweden, the idea is a relatively new one in Manitoba. In the past several years more and more schools and daycares are making an effort to incorporate some type of outdoor education, while forest school is more like outdoor-immersion for a child. The goal is to give children a chance to develop a deep connection to and respect for nature, according to outdoor education experts at Momenta.

Winter as a Butterfly

For butterflies and skippers, surviving winter demands a period of dormancy known as hibernal diapause.  This multi-step process suspends development or reproduction at the onset of cold weather, and is initiated by a hormonal response to changing environmental conditions, particularly the length of day and temperature.  These same conditions trigger the end of diapause the following spring, as daylight lengthens and warmer temperatures return.  At such time, development and reproductive processes return to normal.

Fall Supper Hiking Series

Get out and enjoy the wonderful weather and natural beauty of autumn in Manitoba, then sit down to a traditional fall supper! Trip leader, Rose Kuzina is once again offering her fall supper hiking series for Nature Manitoba members. There are four dates/locations to choose from. Choose a hike below for more info about a hike and how to register. Fall suppers usually cost $12-$15, which you are responsible to pay. Please note this series is for NM members only. More info on our affordable membership is here.

Remembering Kim Monson

BELOW: Kim in the 1990s in one of the caves she and Jack discovered in Manitoba's Interlake.

Writen by: Roger Turenne

For three decades, Kim Monson was an influential, passionate and totally dedicated volunteer with Nature Manitoba. She was a trip leader, workshop and Discovery Evening presenter, board member, president, researcher, environmental advocate, mentor, role model and friend.

Planting for Pollinators

​by: Debbie Sayer

Reading a disturbing article on the plight of North American bees coincided with the arrival of seed catalogs and the annual dream of growing a fabulous flower garden. These events served to open an avenue of thought … what could a well intentioned, slightly lazy city gardener without a particularly green thumb contribute to help local pollinators?

It turns out plenty!

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