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Prairie Conservation & Endangered Species Conference

Nature Manitoba has a long history of protecting Manitoba's endangered prairie landscapes and the species that rely on these spaces. That's why we are proud to be supporting the 2019 Prairie Conservation & Endangered Species Conference through our Habitat Fund. NM board member, Christian Artuso, and NM bird program coordinator, Tim Poole, have also been hard at work serving on the committees putting this event on. 

Citizen Science for Lake Winnipeg

The health of Lake Winnipeg and its surrounding ecosystem is an important issue for many Manitobans, and a relatively new project gives local people and schools the chance to make a difference. The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) launched in 2016, and is getting valuable information into the hands of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF). To find out more about the program, we spoke with Chelsea Lobson, LWF's CBM Co-ordinator about what LWF has learned and how they want to see the program grow. 

Garden Tour 2018 a Success!

Nature Manitoba would like to say a great big thank you to all those who attended our fundraising tour, and an extra big thanks to all our volunteers and our the gardeners who make this happen! Our 2018 tour/plant sale was a huge success and we are excited to get working on next year's tour! Below are some of the photos and comments people were kind enough to let us share. 

A Tribute to Jennifer Shay

We were sad to hear of the passing of former president of Nature Manitoba (Manitoba Naturalist Society at the time), Jennifer Shay in early May, 2018. We would like to share this article from our November, 1993 newsletter, which touches on Jennifer's contribution to our organization. We would like to offer our condolences to Jennifer's friends and family, and all our members who were inspired by her work. 

Tigers on the Prowl

by Carla Church

Many species of amphibians are undergoing population decline, range reduction and extinction. Thirty percent of all amphibian species are considered threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), far exceeding declines in other vertebrate groups. Habitat loss and destruction are a major cause of these declines but other causes include disease, climate change, pollution, exploitation, and invasive species.

President's Report 2018

2017 was a very successful year for Nature Manitoba. We averaged more than two outdoor trips every week of the year, including those for general members and those under the auspices of the Grey Hares. These trips ranged from urban hikes and birding outings, to canoe trips in our province and other parts of Canada. Many thanks to our volunteer leaders who make this wonderful program possible. 

Birding For Beginners Series 2018

If you're interested in learning to bird but don't know where to start or you've been out birding but lack confidence to identify birds on your own, our Birding for Beginners series is for you! This series takes place every Tuesday for five weeks between May 1st and May 29th. You can attend as many weeks as you choose, and registration is not required.

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