In 2016 we celebrated 50 years of nature connection, education, and advocacy!
What adventures will the next 50 years bring? Join us!
Nature Guelph is an active club for nature lovers in the Guelph area. We host monthly meetings with exciting guest speakers, regular outdoor events, and field trips in the Guelph area and beyond. We have a special interest group for wildflower-lovers, a Young Naturalists program for kids 6-10 and an EcoLeaders program for high school students.
Our membership is open to nature lovers of all ages and backgrounds. There’s always room for new members, and visitors are always welcome. Not sure that Nature Guelph is for you? Feel free to join us at any of our meetings or outdoor events, and we’re sure you’ll be hooked!
You may know Nature Guelph by its previous name: the Guelph Field Naturalists. The name may have changed, but our love of nature has remained the same since our founding in 1966!
Upcoming Events (Virtual)
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Nature Guelph Continues to offer Online, Virtual Programming
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature Guelph initially suspended our in-person programming. This included our in-person monthly Speaker Series meetings at The Arboretum Centre, Wildflower events and meetings, Nature Guelph EcoLeaders and Young Naturalists (NATs) youth programs, and all outdoor events (trips, walks, etc.). We presented our May and June guest speakers and our Nature in the City events as virtual, live online events. We resumed some limited outdoor activities in the fall of 2020 (with limited participants, mask wearing, and safe physical distancing measures in place), however the onset of the second wave and the alarming rise in infections have forced us to discontinue in person events at this time. We have made the decision to continue to offer our speaker series and wildflower-themed meetings via online live Zoom events during the 2020-21 membership year.
Native Plant Sale Raises Over $3,000 for Local Charities
Thanks to everyone who participated in our online native plant sale on June 13th. We sold out and raised over $3,000 for Lakeside HOPE House and Fresh Food for Kids (an initiative by the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington).
Over 1,000 native plants were donated by members of Nature Guelph, Pollination Guelph, Guelph Enabling Garden and community members. Volunteers worked tirelessly to sort orders and help with pickup. Pickup was very smooth and well run, with people arriving in pre-arranged 10-minute blocks to maintain physical distancing. Nature Guelph Wildflower members also donated plants to the Yorklands Green Hub Pollinator Patch Project.
A special thank you to Judy Brisson for organizing the sale and to Wendy Lewis for use of her potting area for plant storage and pickup. Great job, everyone!