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Duck Bows and Real Estate

By Diana McMillan

I have been enjoying watching the antics of a pair of wood ducks that frequent my little section of the Seine River. Believe it or not, they like to sit high in trees eating acorns! Watching them land with their web feet in the canopy some 30 or 40 feet up, is quite a sight.

Winter Cycling Trip to Mantario Cabin

When a group of skiers from the Manitoba chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) booked a trip out to the Mantario cabin this February, they thought their ski trip out would be similar to every other year. But when warm weather melted the top few inches on the lakes and the temperature quickly dropped, some of the skiers decided to swap their skis for bicycles.

We assumed the lakes would be sheets of pure ice,” said Claire Dionne, who was on the trip. “So the decision was to get to the lake, and give it a try.”

Tiger Beetles in Manitoba

In Manitoba, tiger beetle fauna is most abundant and diverse in sandy habitats.  These habitats include sand dunes, borrow pits, roadside blow-outs and forest edges.  Other tiger beetles are attracted to clay soil or salt flats and some prefer living near wetlands.

Birding for Beginners Series 2017

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 Wednesday for five weeks between May 3rd and May 31st. You can attend as many weeks as you choose, and registration is not required. An experienced birder will meet you at a new park in Winnipeg each week and will help new birders look for and learn how to identify native and migratory birds in Manitoba. 

Planted: Stories from Manitoba's Natural World

Every nature-lover has a story about a special time when they felt connected with our environment. Whether it’s a moment of healing, fascination, or even survival, all our stories remind us that we are part of the natural world. In her book Planted: Stories from Manitoba's Natural World NM member Kaitlin Vitt has collected the stories of eight local nature-lovers, both to preserve them and remind us that feeling connected with nature is fundamental to protecting it.

How Beef Helps Birds

Eating a burger might not seem like an act of conservation, but beef production, or more specifically cattle grazing, now has a place of significance in one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems. North America’s temperate grasslands are disappearing faster than the rainforest, and cattle farming could help stop this decline.

2017 AGM

2017 AGM

Join us for our AGM and Manitoba Wolves presentation on March 20th

Our annual general meeting will take place on Monday, March 20th at 7pm at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (340 Provencher Blvd) on the second floor (Salle Antoine-Gaborieau).

Following the meeting (at about 7:30pm) will be a presentation about Manitoba wolves from Daniel Dupont. Daniel was scheduled to present this talk in October, but due to illness he coudn't make it. There was so much interest in his presentation we asked him to speak at our AGM.

2017 Garden Tour

Thanks to all who made our 2017 Garden Tour a success! Stay in touch with the latest events by subscribing to our newsletter.

 

For many years Our Natural Garden Tour has given you exclusive access to explore some of the most stunning gardens in Winnipeg, and this year is no exception! Join us on July 8th, 2017 for some botanical fun, and help support a great cause!

 

The gardens

2017 New Year's Resolutions

It's the time of year when many people are thinking about New Year's resolutions. Often our goals at this time of year focus on things we would like to change about ourselves and our lives - lose a few pounds, pay off that credit card, or maybe actually getting to those books you've been meaning to read.

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