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Nature Manitoba Outings

Nature Manitoba conducts a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year. Our activities include canoeing, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, camping, cross-country skiing, and other outdoor recreational pursuits. All Outdoor Activities are free for members, with the exception of any cabin/park fees if applicable, and the Grey Hares group is listed separately. Non-members may attend a trip or two at no cost, in order explore the option of membership. Before registering for a trip please review the safety requirements and the difficulty rating using the following Trip Rating Guidelines.

If you are a member, please contact the trip leader directly with any questions, as listed below, otherwise please contact our office.


Rating

Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise/Delta

September 22, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join Garry Budyk on this day-long outing looking for waterfowl, egrets, raptors, gulls and terns, late shorebirds and warblers and more. At this time of year anything is possible.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Garry at 204-667-1062 for information or to register.

Hike the Great Trail east from Steele’s Ferry Lookout in Spruce Woods Provincial Park

September 29, 2018
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE
Hike the Great Trail east from Steele’s Ferry Lookout in Spruce Woods Provincial Park.  Enjoy prairie vistas, views of the Assiniboine River and oxbow lakes. 
Distance 15 KM  Possible dinner afterwards at Sand Hills Casino.

Contact / Registration: 

  To register e-mail David at davidspector@shaw.ca

Delta Marsh Hike

September 30, 2018
General Trips / NOVICE

Join Roger on hike at Delta Marsh beside  Lake Manitoba.Possibility of fishing silver bass , carp or other. There will be a potluck and BBQ afterwards . Meeting place is  Polo Park Shopping Centre at southwest corner of parking lot at 9 am .

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

To register contact Roger Sutherland at 204-451-1219

Art Ride (Cycle) in Winnipeg

October 3, 2018
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Led by a member of the Winnipeg Art Council (WAC) and a member from Bike Winnipeg, at no charge. Cycle around the city to art pieces commissioned by the WAC. It will be a different route than last year. The WAC member will talk about the art work, why it was commissioned, who the artists are, etc. All rides are on pathways or designated cycle routes.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Jody Reaburn jdreaburn2@gmail.com or 204-269-7587

Hike 'n Eat; The Roland Pumpkin Fair

October 6, 2018
General Trips / INTERMEDIATE

FOR NATURE MANITOBA MEMBERS ONLY. Hike around the Manitoba Escarpment for about 10-12 km, then enjoy the displays of inexplicably huge vegetables (pumpkin, squash, tomato, watermelon) at the Roland Pumpkin Fair. Realizing even you cannot eat that much, we will avail ourselves of smaller portions at the town's full-course harvest dinner. 

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

Register after Sept 28th by emailing Rose at rkuzina@mymts.net

Mantario Cabin work party

October 12, 2018 to October 15, 2018
General Trips / ADVANCED

Please join me at our Mantario cabin for some wood hauling , cutting and stacking and other chores that are necessary to have cabin ready for winter usage.  If you don't have a canoe we may be a able to parner you up or find somebody with extra canoe . Except for lunch in you are fed for the whole trip  and  have some free time for leisure . 

Trip Leader: 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Alain ( Al) at 204-235-1790 or alainlouer@hotmail.com

Fort Gibraltar Tour, Walk Whittier Park and/or Lagimodière-Gaboury Park

October 17, 2018
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Explore Fort Gibraltar with our enthusiastic tour guide, Colin Mackie, Heritage and Education Programs Manager for Festival du Voyageur. Bring a bagged lunch followed by the walk. All up-to-date information is at http://greyhares-anita.blogspot.com  

Contact / Registration: 

Deadline to register is October 10, however “expressions of interest” are requested ASAP for planning purposes. Contact Kevin & Anita Miller at k.a.miller@mts.net

Elma/Seven Sisters

October 21, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Peter Taylor will lead this outing, which was highly successful in recent years, with sightings of numerous Bald Eagles, two Golden Eagles, Sandhill Cranes and more. Scoters are possible.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062 for carpool information for Winnipeg participants, or Peter at 1-204-753-2977 for additional details.

Lake Winnipeg Beaches

November 3, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Late fall is a good time to look for lingering waterfowl, raptors and gulls along the beaches of S.E. Lake Winnipeg. Winter passerines, such as Snow Buntings and redpolls, should also be present.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for information or to register.

Winnipeg River Outing

December 1, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is your chance to get a start on your winter list. We hope to see lingering waterfowl, such as Long-tailed Duck and Harlequin Duck, or rare gulls.

Contact / Registration: 

Call Peter Taylor at 204-753-2977 for details or to register.

Christmas Bird Count 2018/19

December 16, 2018
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is a great opportunity to see some wintering birds in the city. Join tens of thousands of other birders across North America in this event and help contribute to our knowledge of winter bird distribution. A potluck dinner and compiling session will be held afterwards.

Contact / Registration: 

Please contact Rudolf Koes well before the count date, at 204-661-0763 for details or to register. More information at a later date.