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The Living Prairie Museum is excited to host the 9th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival

The Living Prairie Museum is excited to host the 9th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival on Sunday, July 21st, from noon to 4 pm.The festival is a free, family event that encourages butterfly conservation. Make your own butterfly wings, map your milkweed, and create a little piece of prairie in a pot. Guest speakers Cary Hamel (Nature Conservancy Canada), Jeff Marcus (University of Manitoba), and John Morgan (Prairie Habitats Inc.) will be sharing information about butterfly biology, conservation, and creating habitat.

Great Bird Search & Robert Taylor Memorial Bird Blitz 2015

The Great Bird Search 2015

Join us on Saturday, May 30th, for The Great Bird Search. Participants will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the stable parking lot at Birds Hill Park. BBQ lunch will be provided but feel free to bring a small salad or a desert. Please remember your park pass! There is a $10.00 registration fee to participate. Register by calling Nature Manitoba at 204-943-9029 or emailing us at

Job Posting: Coordinator for the Manitoba Important Bird Area Program

Nature Manitoba is seeking a part-time coordinator for the Manitoba Important Bird Area program. The position will initially be three days per week, commencing December 2014 (exact start date negotiable). It is envisioned that the successful candidate will work from Nature Manitoba's Winnipeg office; however, other locations may be acceptable to suit the successful candidate’s preference. Travel to various Manitoba locations will be involved.

Proposed Cemetery, just east past Faloma, Falcon Lake

A cemetery is now being proposed between the TransCanada Trail and the main Whiteshell Park service road. An enchanting Red Pine Forest had been planted there many years ago. A beautiful TransCanada Trail was built, from donations, through this forest. This area, being one of the most scenic parts of the Whiteshell Trail and on a lovely scenic drive for all park visitors, should not be developed.

After visiting the site, one realizes that the cutting down of many trees, making roads into the site, the use of much heavy machinery, the digging up of the fragile ecosystem, and the digging up of graves will destroy the scenic beauty of this spot. Future proposed expansion lies even closer to the trail and will entail more destruction. The small buffer of forest is not adequate between the trail and the cemetery. Many cars parked on the road or in a parking lot will further impact the area. The bedrock is not far from the surface and one wonders how the graves will be made deep enough. I’d like to see the forest and not a fenced cemetery when walking, hiking, skiing or biking along the trail.

There are more people benefiting from the Park’s natural beauty than would benefit from the cemetery. More development is not desirable to disturb the beauty of our Park.

Please, please, say NO to this project! The emails to write to are at the bottom of this post.

Marlene Pontifex
60 year resident of Falcon Lake & Nature Manitoba member

Manitoba IBA Co-ordinator Job Posting

The Manitoba Important Bird Area Caretaker Program, a partnership of Nature Manitoba, Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada is seeking a part-time coordinator to run this program in Manitoba, with the assistance of a volunteer steering committee. The coordinator will be responsible for running the EcoAction-funded “Manitoba Grasslands Bird Conservation Initiative” within the larger IBA program. 

Prairie Day 2013

Prairie Day 2013PRAIRIE DAY is on SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th, 2013

Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail
3km East of Tolstoi on Provincial Road 209

Join us for presentations, activities and tours from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity

Nature Manitoba has partnered with the Wilderness Committe and the University of Winnipeg's Sustainability Office to present:
What a Developing Manitoba means for Wildlife
Come hear:
Eric Rder, Wilderness Committee Manitoba Campaign Chair
Michelle Mico, Caretaker Coordinator for the Important Bird Area (IBA) program for Manitoba
Shauna Hewson and Reesa Atnikov, Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
James Duncan, Director of Wildlife Branch - Manitoba Conservation