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2023 Garden Tour - Another Success!

Above photos taken by Tim Evans and NM staff

 

2023!  Another successful garden tour!  This year’s garden tour went very well, 8 gardens were selected from St. James and 2 from Charleswood.  Each garden varied from one another, but all were selected because of their degree of ‘distinction’.  8 gardens had never been on a garden tour in the past which was a great selling feature and fun to learn how those gardeners enjoyed the entire experience. 

The various gardens included:

Naturescape Manitoba

It’s easy to feel helpless about climate change and the biodiversity crisis, yet there is something many of us can do that would have an impact and create local benefits as well: replace some of our lawn grass with native plants.

Naturescape Manitoba - All You Need is a Little Space

Naturescape Manitoba book cover photo taken by Ian Ward.

 

This is a book for people who want to bring back a bit of the natural world to their surroundings, attract more birds and butterflies to their garden, or simply do something different in their yard. It is for people who want to enrich their perennial beds with native wildflowers or plant some berry bushes to attract migrating birds.

2023 Native Habitat Grant Recipients

The following six organizations and individuals (listed in alphabetical order) have been awarded one of the inaugural Nature Manitoba Native Habitat Grants:

Friends of the Living Prairie Museum

The grant will contribute to a multi-year project by the Friends to establish a native prairie seed propagation site at the Living Prairie Museum in Winnipeg.

Mantario Summer Program 2023

Mantario Summer Program Update:

The Mantario Summer Program is back for 2023! We have some great themes planned and we are very excited to get this program back up and running. 

Trip descriptions as well as registration info (opening May 1st 2023) are available on the Mantario Summer Program page here. You can use the information below to begin planning for your trip and dreaming of warmer days.

Tribute to Robert W. Nero

In 23 January 2023 Dr. Robert (Bob) W. Nero passed away after a long and productive life as scientist, ornithologist, naturalist, owl bander and poet. His contributions to the ornithological literature and all facets of nature, especially of the Prairie Provinces, are too many to list. 

Flower moths of conservation concern in Manitoba

I (he/him) am an Independent Researcher focusing on Lepidopterans-at-risk including Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek) and Mottled duskywing (Erynnis martialis). I collaborate with local and international communities; independent researchers; specialists in academia; non-profits; and multiple levels of government to try to recover species and ecosystems. henaultjps@gmail.com; Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

2023 AGM Notice

The AGM was held in-person at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (340 Provencher Blvd), Pauline-Boutal Hall, on March 27, 2023 at 7pm.

2022 Reports

Below are links to NM's annual and financial reports. If you are a voting member please review these documents prior to attending the meeting if possible. We will not be handing out paper copies of our reports at the AGM.

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