People passionate about nature

Past Workshops

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.

Manitoba Thrushes

Date: 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Instructor: 

Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, Nature Manitoba Birders

**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

Join Ward and Marlene to learn how to separate Manitoba's thrushes from each other and their look-a-like cousins. Ward will also discuss where and when to find these varied songsters.

 

Creepy-Crawlies of Manitoba

Date: 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Instructor: 

James Whitelaw, Nature Manitoba Birder

Most nature lovers are familiar with birds and other vertebrates, but aside from a few groups such as butterflies, know little about the vastly more numerous and diverse invertebrates (animals without backbones) that live in Manitoba. This workshop aims to help you put a name to invertebrates that we encounter in the countryside, in our yards and that share our homes.

Ticks

Date: 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Instructor: 

Kateryn Rochon, Ass't Professor of Veterinary & Wildlife Entomology, U of M

Wood tick, deer tick, dog tick, blacklegged tick: what's the difference and why do you need to know? 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.

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