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Upcoming Workshops

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Want to dig deep into the wonders of nature under the guidance of an expert? Then Nature Manitoba workshops are for you! Exciting indoor workshops throughout the winter & spring seasons, on topics ranging from birds & gardening, to toads & mushrooms.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! REGISTER ONLINE or contact the Nature Manitoba office at 204-943-9029 or

REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Class sizes are limited to 30. If you are unable to attend, please CANCEL by calling the office so others may benefit from the vacancy.

We ask for your understanding and suggest that you sign up for ONLY THREE WORKSHOPS. If you are interested in more than three workshops, you are welcome to call the office one week prior to any additional workshops. If there are any vacancies, you will be able to register.

FEE: Payment accepted at the door. Cash only, please. $5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members (students: $3 for members, $5 for non-members). Workshops are open to children over 10, accompanied by a parent.

TIME: 7:30pm.

LOCATION: KELVIN HIGH SCHOOL (Room 31), Stafford Street at Academy Road. Parking at Kelvin is available in the lot behind the school, by the west entrance.

Workshop Co-ordinator: Julia Schoen

» Past Workshops

Backyard Wildlife Habitat


Tue, February 27th


Ted McLachlan, Retired Professor from the Department of Landscape Architecture, U of M

Ted's presentation will explore how we can rethink our home environment to create a landscape of seasonal mystery, intrigue and delight. We can make nature accessible, whether standing at the kitchen sink or playing in the sandbox.

The Dirty Dozen Manitoban Tyrants


Tue, March 6th


Christian Artuso: Manitoba Program Manager, Bird Studies Canada and Chair of Manitoba IBA Committee

We will examine Manitoba's regularly occurring Tyrant flycatchers (Family Tyrannidae), plus a vagrant and potential vagrants. This will include an overview of the family, including a little of its evolutionary history; for example, do you know what makes this family unique amongst Manitoba's passerine families? We will discuss each species' distribution and habitat, key behavioural aspects, and, of course, how to identify this tricky bunch by sight and by sound.

Sparrows in Migration


Tue, March 20th


Ward Christianson, Nature Manitoba Birder

Do you enjoy watching birds, but think identification of sparrows (“little brown jobs”) is for someone else? Come and learn to be that someone! Ward will help you sort out the important field marks for successful sparrow identification.


Gardening for the Butterflies


Tue, April 17th


Simone Hébert Allard, Author of “Manitoba Butterflies: A Field Guide

Every spring (and even winter!), avid gardeners have their noses buried in seed catalogs, pondering how to narrow down their selections. If you want to try something different, might I suggest gardening for the butterflies? Caterpillars need food to become butterflies, so you may have to sacrifice a few plants in the line of duty. But think of the reward you will enjoy!

Morels & Other Fungi *waitlisted*


Tue, April 24th


Dr. David Punter, Retired Professor of Botany from the University of Manitoba

*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 or if we have enough interest to schedule a second date.*

Morels are the mushrooms that appear in the spring while most other fungi can be found in late August and September. Participants in this workshop will begin learning to identify mushrooms in time for the morel season.