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COVID-19 and Nature Manitoba Activities

NM activity updates

May 2022

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Birding for Beginners – Assiniboine Park

Birding for Beginners – Assiniboine Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 3, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please note: Out of respect for their comfort, vaccine requirements are up to the discretion of our volunteer trip leaders. All birding trips require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19, and masks must be worn when in enclosed spaces (car-pooling, etc). No registration is needed.

Birding for Beginners Series 2022

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding!

If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don’t know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from 3 to 31 May and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. No registration is needed.

Tuesday 3 May
Birding for Beginners – Assiniboine Park. Meet at the entrance to the English Gardens at 6:30 p.m. Contact Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron if details are needed (wchristianson@mymts.net).

May 3 2022
 
 
Doris Orchyk Memorial Bike Ride at Birds Hill Park (postponed to May 4 from April 27)

Doris Orchyk Memorial Bike Ride at Birds Hill Park (postponed to May 4 from April 27)

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 4, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Sharron Bettess (register at sbettess@mymts.net)    Nature Manitoba's COVID-19 protocols (effective 2022-Mar-01): Here.

Description: Doris used to organize this as the first bike ride of the season.  The ride will be a paved loop around the ring road in Birds Hill Park and out to East Gate, approximately 15 km.  Inclement weather may cause the ride to be postponed.
Meeting location / time: We will meet in the West Beach parking lot on North Drive for a 1:00 PM start.
Bring:
Face masks are encouraged prior to starting the ride.
Remember your name tag.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a community kitchen in Doris' name.
A park pass is required.

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May 4 2022
 
 
Wander Down the Yellow Ribbon Greenway

Wander Down the Yellow Ribbon Greenway

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 4, 2022

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rose at rosek1066@mymts.net

Hike for 8-10 km. down the paved Yellow Ribbon Greenway along Silver Avenue, roam into the Living Prairie Museum grounds, and be impressed by how nice a walk can be in the midst of industrial zones, airport infrastructure and residences.  Participants must be fully Covid vaccinated, adhere to all Covid protocols (like mine), and be Nature Manitoba/Grey Hares members; documented proof of everything is required.

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May 4 2022
 
 
 
 
Stompin' Thru Steinbach

Stompin' Thru Steinbach

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 7, 2022

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Email Rose at rosek1066@mymts.net starting May 2.

Registration commences May 2. Based on Steinbach's Heritage Walking Tour plus further explorations, hike through the historic streets and urban parks for an 8 km loop. We can do more for those who want to, as the town has invested in its parkways, bakeries and accessible paths. Warning: historic interpretation guaranteed. Participants must be fully Covid vaccinated, adhere to all Covid protocols (like mine), be Nature Manitoba members and pretend to enjoy the history; documented proof of everything is required.

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May 7 2022
 
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Birding for Beginners – Crescent Park

Birding for Beginners – Crescent Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 10, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please note: Out of respect for their comfort, vaccine requirements are up to the discretion of our volunteer trip leaders. All birding trips require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19, and masks must be worn when in enclosed spaces (car-pooling, etc). No registration is needed.

Birding for Beginners Series 2022

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding!
If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don’t know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from 3 to 31 May and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. No registration is needed.

Tuesday 10 May 
Birding for Beginners – Crescent Park. Meet at the main parking lot at 6:30 p.m.

May 10 2022
 
 
Tuesday Morning Breakfast

Tuesday Morning Breakfast

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 10, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Charles Begley (register at ccbegley@shaw.ca)    Nature Manitoba's COVID-19 protocols (effective 2022-Mar-01): Here.

Date: Tuesday May 10 at 9.00 AM
Location: Smitty’s Family Restaurant, 580 Pembina Hwy (near Grant Ave)
Registration deadline: Sunday May 8 at 6:00 PM. This is the first Tuesday Morning Breakfast since December, so Charles needs an idea of how many people will be attending.
Bring: Your name tag.

May 10 2022
 
 
Stony Mountain trails walk (postponed to May 11 from April 20)

Stony Mountain trails walk (postponed to May 11 from April 20)

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 11, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Patricia Rudolph (register at marieprudolph@yahoo.ca).   Nature Manitoba's COVID-19 protocols (effective 2022-Mar-01): Here.

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Meet at the large Stony Mountain Trails trailhead sign near Dufferin Drive & Main St in Stony Mountain at 9:30. Map

Description: The Stony Mountain Quarry Trail is hidden behind a small forest in Stony Mountain. It has a few hills, some marsh, and a pond. The loop is 2+ km long.  Afterwards, walk 10 minutes across town to the Assiniwa Trail that goes through the woods and a prairie flower field, and is near a lake. Then walk back to parking on Dufferin Drive. ~1½ hours in total.

Bring: Appropriate footwear and your name tag.

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May 11 2022
 
 
 
 
Shoal Lakes, St. Ambroise and Delta

Shoal Lakes, St. Ambroise and Delta

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 14, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please note: Out of respect for their comfort, vaccine requirements are up to the discretion of our volunteer trip leaders. All birding trips require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19, and masks must be worn when in enclosed spaces (car-pooling, etc). Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 or rkoes@mymts.net for more details.

This outing will provide a good chance for seeing many waterfowl, grebes and herons, raptors and shorebirds. A visit to the PR. 227 garbage dump may turn up a rare gull. We will depart from the northwest corner of the Garden City shopping mall parking lot at 7:30 a.m. 

May 14 2022
 
 
Explore the new Monominto Hiking Trails

Explore the new Monominto Hiking Trails

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 14, 2022

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact rosek1066@mymts.net starting May 9.

Registration commences May 9. The Rural Municipality of Tache has created the brand new Monominto Trail ski and hiking system by reclaiming its old landfill dump area in the midst of a forest (ca. 7 km). Participants must be fully Covid vaccinated, adhere to all Covid protocols (like mine), and be Nature Manitoba members; documented proof of everything is required.

Activity Type: 

May 14 2022
 
 
Family Nature Club-Assiniboine Park

Family Nature Club-Assiniboine Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 14, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Meredith Stoesz-Register by email maistoesz@hotmail.com

Family Nature Club invites all nature nuts ages 8-13 (accompanied by a parent/guardian/caregiver) to go explore the English Gardens and surrounding trails! We’ll be on the lookout for new birds that have just arrived, bugs that have emerged, and plants that have started sprouting in the gardens. Spring is in the air! Please make sure to dress for the weather as we will meet rain or shine!  Feel free to bring binoculars and field guides if you like.

Family Nature Club is free for Nature Manitoba members but does have a limit of 18 people in total for each event. We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to participate.

Not a Nature Manitoba member yet? That’s okay! Try out Nature Club once for FREE and see if it’s for you.

In the event of inclement weather Nature Club will be cancelled. Inclement Weather includes extreme cold, thunder & lightning, extreme heat, or extreme weather events.

Nature Manitoba's Current Covid Protocols can be found HERE.

 

 

 

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May 14 2022
 
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Hike and fish at Delta Beach along Lake Manitoba

Hike and fish at Delta Beach along Lake Manitoba

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 15, 2022

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Call Roger at 204-451-1219 or email sutherlandvroger@gmail.com

Hike followed by fishing  at Delta Beach along Lake Manitoba .Maximum 12 people . Unvaccinated people welcome . People fishing should have applicable licences . 

Bring clothing and footwear according to weather . Bring water and lunch.  Bring fishing gear if interested in fishing . 

Car pooling can be arranged . In vehicles masks will be worn.

Meet at 8am at Kildonan Crossing parking lot North West corner of Lagimodière and Regent close to R & R restaurant ( formerly Perkins) 

 

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May 15 2022
 
 
 
Birding for Beginners – Bunn’s Creek

Birding for Beginners – Bunn’s Creek

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 17, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please note: Out of respect for their comfort, vaccine requirements are up to the discretion of our volunteer trip leaders. All birding trips require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19, and masks must be worn when in enclosed spaces (car-pooling, etc). No registration is needed.

Birding for Beginners Series 2022

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding!
If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don’t know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from 3 to 31 May and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. No registration is needed.

Tuesday 17 May 
Birding for Beginners – Bunn’s Creek. Meet at the Centennial Park parking lot (365 McIvor) at 6:30 p.m.

May 17 2022
 
 
 
 
 
Sixth Annual Memorial Bird Blitz

Sixth Annual Memorial Bird Blitz

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 21, 2022 to May 22, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

The event is in memory of all the birding friends we have lost over the years. 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.

May 21 2022 to May 22 2022
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Libau/Beaconia/Brokenhead Wetland

Libau/Beaconia/Brokenhead Wetland

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 21, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please note: Out of respect for their comfort, vaccine requirements are up to the discretion of our volunteer trip leaders. All birding trips require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19, and masks must be worn when in enclosed spaces (car-pooling, etc). For more info or to register contact Garry Budyk at gbudyk@shaw.ca or 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. Meet at the Boston Pizza at the southeast corner of Chief Peguis Trail and Henderson Hwy. at 7:30 a.m. for a departure at 7:45 a.m. sharp.

May 21 2022
 
 
Trans Canada Trail – Spruce Woods Provincial Park *CANCELLED

Trans Canada Trail – Spruce Woods Provincial Park *CANCELLED

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 21, 2022

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Participants must be double vaccinated against Covid-19. Contact/Registration:  E-mail David at davidspector@shaw.ca

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED SUE TO POOR TRAIL CONDITIONS.

Hike the scenic Trans Canada Trail north from Kiche Manitou Lake to the Epinette Creek trail parking lot in Spruce Woods Provincial Park.  Distance – about 14 KM.  Short car shuttle.

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Sixth Annual Memorial Bird Blitz

Sixth Annual Memorial Bird Blitz

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 21, 2022 to May 22, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

The event is in memory of all the birding friends we have lost over the years. 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.

May 21 2022 to May 22 2022
 
 
 
Birding for Beginners – King’s Park

Birding for Beginners – King’s Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 24, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please note: Out of respect for their comfort, vaccine requirements are up to the discretion of our volunteer trip leaders. All birding trips require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19, and masks must be worn when in enclosed spaces (car-pooling, etc). No registration is needed.

Birding for Beginners Series 2022

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding!
If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don’t know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from 3 to 31 May and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. 

Tuesday 24 May
Birding for Beginners – King’s Park. Meet at the main parking lot at 6:30 p.m.

May 24 2022
 
 
Oak Hammock Marsh

Oak Hammock Marsh

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 25, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

June Thomson (register at 204-837-6469).   Nature Manitoba's COVID-19 protocols (effective 2022-Mar-01): Here.

Location: Oak Hammock Marsh is located 20 kilometers north of Winnipeg between Stonewall and Selkirk.
 
Time: 10:00 AM.
 
Description: Oak Hammock Marsh
There will be two groups:
1. A leisurely stroll around the cells of the marsh with binoculars to observe the returning birds and waterfowl, led by experienced birder Don Wilson. Bring your own binoculars/camera.
2. A 'forced march' around the cells for a greater walking distance.
Trails map

Bring: Your name tag, and a lunch if you wish to stay longer. There are picnic tables in the area.

May 25 2022
 
 
 
 
Epinette Creek Trails – Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Epinette Creek Trails – Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 28, 2022

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Contact / Registration: 

Participants must be double vaccinated against Covid-19. Contact / Registration:  E-mail David at davidspector@shaw.ca

Hike the hilly Epinette Creek trails through forest and sand hills in Spruce Woods Provincial Park for a distance of 16 KM. Optional dinner in a restaurant after the hike. 

Activity Type: 

May 28 2022
 
 
Hollywood Beach Hike on west side of Lake Manitoba

Hollywood Beach Hike on west side of Lake Manitoba

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 22, 2022

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Call Roger at 204-451-1219 

Hike Hollywood Beach along west side of Lake Manitoba . Maximum of 12 people .

Unvaccinated people welcome. 

Bring clothing and footwear according to weather . Bring water and lunch . 

Car pooling can be arranged . In vehicles masks will be worn.

Meet at  9am at Tim Horton's ( Unicity) 3649 Portage Ave 

Activity Type: 

May 22 2022
 
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Birding for Beginners – La Barrière Park

Birding for Beginners – La Barrière Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 31, 2022

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please note: Out of respect for their comfort, vaccine requirements are up to the discretion of our volunteer trip leaders. All birding trips require proof of double vaccination against COVID-19, and masks must be worn when in enclosed spaces (car-pooling, etc). No registration is needed.

Birding for Beginners Series 2022

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding!
If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don’t know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from 3 to 31 May and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. No registration is needed.

Tuesday 31 May 
Birding for Beginners – La Barrière Park. Meet at 6:30 at the main parking lot.

May 31 2022
 
 
 
 
 

 

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