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Past Workshops

Warblers - CANCELLED

Date: 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Instructor: 

Ward Christianson

FULL - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST FOR THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 204-943-9029 OR  info@naturemanitoba.ca

This introductory workshop will explore all the regularly occurring warblers of Manitoba, focusing on the main field marks of breeding plumage's. We will review of migration timing and breeding range. If time allows, some of the tricky identifications during fall migration be touched on. Questions are always welcome.

Plant Propagation - CANCELLED

Date: 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Instructor: 

Stu Innes

Propagating plants by cuttings, air-, and ground-layering.’
There are several ways to propagate smaller plants, shrubs and trees by getting roots to grow on pieces of the original plant. You will learn about the methods and materials used, as well as what is happening inside the plant. This will help you to succeed in different situations, and may help with other aspects of horticulture as well.

Shorebirds - CANCELLED

Date: 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Instructor: 

Rudolf Koes

FULL - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST FOR THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 204-943-9029 OR info@naturemanitoba.ca

Manitoba harbours a fine array of shorebirds and they will soon start to return from warmer climes. Some are difficult to identify, but with the help of this workshop, the task may be a bit easier. We will look at some slides and reference materials and we will also discuss some of the best places in Manitoba to see them.

Manitoba Day Trips by Canoe - CANCELLED

Date: 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Instructor: 

Charles Burchill

FULL - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST FOR THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 204-943-9029 OR  info@naturemanitoba.ca

Charles Burchill will take you on a virtual adventure of his favorite day trips in southern Manitoba.  There is an abundance of wonderful paddling locations within a short drive of Winnipeg ranging from an urban float to a wilderness jaunt.  He will cover what makes a great experience through good planning, equipment, and friends.

Animal X-Games: Exploring Species Living at the Edge of their Range

Date: 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Instructor: 

Randy Mooi

Manitoba is situated in a unique and interesting circumstance ecologically in that the province spans several ecozones from dry, almost treeless prairie, through wet, boreal forest to frozen tundra. Because many animals have quite specific habitat requirements, Manitoba is host to species that are at the edge of their ranges, either at the northern edge for southern species, the southern edge for northern species, or perhaps at eastern or western extremes. How much do we know about where animals live in Manitoba? What happens as animals reach their habitat limits?

The Ecology of Hibernating Bats

Date: 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Instructor: 

Quinn Fletcher

A subset of the bat species in Manitoba deal with winter by hibernating. This presentation will discuss how these bats accumulate energy for hibernation in the fall, manage these energy stores during winter, and time the cessation of hibernation in the spring.

Ticks

Date: 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Instructor: 

Kateryn Rochon

Wood tick, deer tick, dog tick, blacklegged tick: what's the difference and why do you need to know? Back by popular demand, come learn all about ticks! The program will cover common human/pet biting species in Manitoba, their life cycle, some of the pathogens they can transmit, how to protect yourself from tick bites, and what to do if you get a bite anyway.

Birding for Beginners

Date: 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Instructor: 

James Whitelaw

Spring is a great time to start birding, and Manitoba is a great place for birds. This workshop will cover the equipment you will need, the principles of bird identification, where to look for birds and the variety of birds to be found in Manitoba.

The State of Climate

Date: 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Instructor: 

Jay Anderson

The Earth’s climate is evolving to a new state, one characterized by increasing atmospheric, ocean, and ground temperatures. This new state is bringing changes to global ecosystems and to the physical nature of the planet. This presentation will summarize the current state of some of these changes and speculate on future consequences.

Lampreys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Date: 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Instructor: 

Margaret Docker

Lampreys represent an ancient lineage of jawless vertebrates that survived through at least four mass extinction events, and studying them is helping scientists better understand the events that occurred “at the dawn of vertebrate evolution.” However, lampreys have been “saddled with 50 years of bad PR” as a result of the huge economic damage caused when the Welland Ship Canal allowed the parasitic sea lamprey to get past Niagara Falls and invade the upper Great Lakes.

Morels and Other Fungi

Date: 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Instructor: 

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

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

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.

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