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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.

2018 Annual General Meeting

Please join us for our 2018 AGM! The AGM will take place at 7pm at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (340 Provencher Blvd) on the second floor (Salle Antoine-Gaborieau). After a brief meeting, we are excited to bring back our "member's night", which will feature three 20-minute presentations from our NM members:

Les McCann - Progress in Saving a small tall grass prairie

Tim Poole - Cranes, trains and plenty of grebes in Manitoba's IBAs: Highlights from 2017 and a look forward to the "Year of the Bird"

Roger Turenne - Canoeing the Wilds of Wabakimi

NM in India

If India is on your bucket list (and even if it's not!), this is a great opportunity to visit this remarkable country while supporting our work here in Manitoba! 

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.

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