People passionate about nature

May 2018

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Morels & Other Fungi 2 *waitlisted*

Morels & Other Fungi 2 *waitlisted*

Instructor: 

Donna Kurt

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members (students: $3 for members, $5 for non-members).

*Please note: This workshop is now full. Continue through registration to have your name added to the waitlist. We will contact you if a spot opens up.*

Donna Kurt has been studying mushrooms and Ethnobotany at the University of Winnipeg, and also while participating in and leading outdoor trips for Nature Manitoba. She has been a member of NM since 1988.  In addition to mushroom identification and photography, Donna will share many medicinal and culinary uses of various fungi and related species found in our area.

May 1 2018
 
Birding for Beginners: Assiniboine Park
May 1 2018
 
 
 
 
Hike from Falcon Lake to West Hawk Lake

Hike from Falcon Lake to West Hawk Lake

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 5th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Register after April 29th by emailing rkuzina@mymts.net

This is a 13 km. hike along the Trans Canada spur trail from the Falcon Lake townsite to West Hawk Lake. This excellent gravelled trail winds through various terrains: granite outcrops, steep and gradual hills, forests and wetlands.

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May 5 2018
 
Seven Sisters and environs

Seven Sisters and environs

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 5th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 204-753-2977 for info or to register.

We’ll search for loons, grebes, ducks, raptors and other migrants along the Winnipeg River. Meet at the Seven Sisters Dam at 9:00 a.m. 

May 5 2018
 
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Birding for Beginners: St. Vital Park
May 8 2018
 
Breakfast & Hike

Breakfast & Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, May 9th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Brian Wagg at bwaggwpg@gmail.com  or 204-663-8333.

Enjoy a breakfast at The Forks in the common eating area followed by a one hour hike in the St. Boniface area. 

 

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May 9 2018
 
 
 
Bird's Hill Provincial Park Hike

Bird's Hill Provincial Park Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 12th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219 . Meeting place is Perkins parking lot at Lagimodiëre and Regent facing Lagimodière at 9 am 

The hike will be on Bluestem Trail ( 14 km) in Bird's Hill Provincial Park 

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May 12 2018
 
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Birding for Beginners: Bunns Creek

Birding for Beginners: Bunns Creek

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Tue, May 15th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

No registration is required.

Meet at the parking lot of Centennial Park (365 McIvor) at 6:30pm.

May 15 2018
 
Assiniboine Park Zoo tour

Assiniboine Park Zoo tour

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, May 16th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Chris at 204-837-5940

Enjoy all there is to see at the Zoo including a new wolf enclosure. Our trip leader, Chris Urban, volunteers at the Zoo so we’ll get an extensive visit! Picnic lunch in the park after the tour.

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May 16 2018
 
 
 
Riding Mountain hiking & camping trip
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Libau/Mars Hill/Patricia Beach

Libau/Mars Hill/Patricia Beach

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 19th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Meet at the Boston Pizza at the southeast corner of Chief Peguis Trail and Henderson Hwy. at 7:30. For more info or to register contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062.

We will look for prairie, wetland and woodland birds north of Libau. Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Vireo, Orchard Oriole, Bobolink, Nelson’s Sparrow, Virginia Rail and a variety of warblers, raptors and shorebirds are all possible. We will finish the outing with a walk along the boardwalk at the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve.

May 19 2018
 
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Riding Mountain hiking & camping trip
 
Birding for Beginners: Kings Park
May 22 2018
 
Cultural East Exchange Walk

Cultural East Exchange Walk

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, May 23rd

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Phone Julia Schoen for details and to register 204 269-8004. Please note registration is limited to 20 people.

Take a walk along Lily Street and learn the history of the area through art and sculpture with artist, Sean McLachlan. Sean recently completed a series of public artworks looking at the history and change in the East Exchange as it evolves as one of Winnipeg's oldest neighbourhoods. After the tour, lunch together at a restaurant in the area for those interested. 

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May 23 2018
 
 
 
Third Annual Robert Taylor Memorial Bird Blitz

Third Annual Robert Taylor Memorial Bird Blitz

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 26th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Participation is open to all, from backyard birder to Big Day enthusiast. The idea is to enjoy birds at your own pace and submit a list of your sightings, plus area(s) covered, to Rudolf Koes (rkoes@mymts.net) after the event. No registration is necessary. Results will be reported on manitobabirds after the event, as well as on the Nature Manitoba website. Robert will be with us in spirit.

Robert Taylor was a prominent birder and nature photographer, who inspired many Manitobans to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. Although he grew up in Toronto, he spent most of his adult life in Manitoba. Here he became especially well-known for his photographs of owls and of the Churchill region. He collaborated with Robert Nero, illustrating The Great Gray Owl: Phantom of the Northern Forest, but also produced his own photo-essay on this enigmatic bird, The Great Gray Owl: On Silent Wings. Add to that several self-published books on Churchill and the remainder of the province. Many of these books were perennial bestsellers. Besides conducting workshops in Northern Manitoba, he led annual photography/nature tours to Kenya, in which numerous Nature Manitoba members participated and which provided them with wonderful memories. 
Last but not least, he was famous (or was that notorious?) for his sense of humour and his puns.
Robert left us too early, but by participating in the annual birding blitz, we keep his memory alive.
May 26 2018
 
Spirit Sands

Spirit Sands

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sat, May 26th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

To register call Roger at 204-451-1219 . Meeting place is at Polo Park Shopping Centre parking lot ( South West corner ) near Portage in front of Sears at 9 am 

Please note drivers should have provincial park pass .

Please join Roger for hike in Spruce Woods Provincial Park  and hike the Spirit Sands  followed by a potluck -BBQ ..

 

 

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May 26 2018
 
Spruce Woods Hike

Spruce Woods Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, May 20th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

To register please e-mail davidspector@shaw.ca
 
Hike the Spirit Sands / Devil’s Punch Bowl Loop.  Enjoy spectacular lookouts over the Devil’s Punch Bowl, the Assiniboine River and Marsh’s Lake.  Several steep hills.  Distance – 12 KM
 

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May 20 2018
 
 
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Quest for the Crocus: Springtime in the Sandilands

Quest for the Crocus: Springtime in the Sandilands

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, May 27th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Register on or after May 20th by emailing Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net

Wander around the Marchand/Woodridge area of the Sandilands Provincial Forest in search of the Manitoba crocus. Includes some hiking up and down dunes, finding spring wildflowers, and discovering areas that are home to native orchids.

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May 27 2018
 
 
Birding for Beginners: La Barriere Park
May 29 2018
 
Lake or River Paddle

Lake or River Paddle

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, May 30th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Jerry at raven981@mts.net or 204-284-1902.

Paddle one of Manitoba’s beautiful lakes or rivers. Bring your canoe or kayak for a day’s outing with experienced paddler, Jerry Ameis. Location to be determined. 

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May 30 2018