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February 2018

Nature Guelph Outdoor Event: Identifying Rare Trees in Winter

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a winter Tree ID session like no other! Most winter tree ID walks focus on identification characteristics of common trees however, this session will take a look at the distinguishing features of some of Ontario's rarest species. Come out for an unconventional glimpse at some provincial gems, and learn how you can help identify and report any provincial woody species-at- risk. We will meet at 2:00 pm at the University of Guelph Arboretum Centre Parking Lot. Friendly…

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Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Birds and mammals of the Falklands

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Guelph Arboretum, 200 Arboretum Road
Guelph, ON Canada
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Nature Guelph Speaker Series: David Brewer Birds and mammals of the Falklands and sub-Antarctic islands. David will talk about the birds of the Falklands, South Georgia, South Orkneys and the South Shetland Islands based on four seasons as a tour guide in the area. Bio: David started bird-watching when he was eleven; his first life-list was 57 species, since expanded slightly! He's been a member of the GFN since 1968 and has been closely associated with Long Point Bird Observatory…

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March 2018

Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Alone Across Canada’s Arctic

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Guelph Arboretum, 200 Arboretum Road
Guelph, ON Canada
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Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Adam Shoalts Alone Across Canada's Arctic Explorer Adam Shoalts shares pictures and stories from his epic 4,000 km, 5 month solo canoe journey across Canada's Arctic in 2017. Shoalts' journey was about celebrating Canada's 150th while at the same time encouraging Canadians to think about what kind of future Canada's wilderness will have over the next 150 years. Bio: "Called 'Canada's Indiana Jones," by the Toronto Star, Adam Shoalts is a professional adventurer and explorer, national…

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April 2018

Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Our Future – A Space for Youth

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Guelph Arboretum, 200 Arboretum Road
Guelph, ON Canada
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Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Jackson Hudecki – Special Programs Coordinator for Royal Botanical Gardens Our Future: Being a Stopping Ground for Youth on their Mental Migration Superhighway Summary & Bio: Entering his 10th year in Environmental Education, Jackson Hudecki has been working with people in all ages and stages of life. In more recent years, he has been tasked with running a youth program out of Royal Botanical Gardens called the Young Environmental Science (YES) Alliance, a club geared to…

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May 2018

Nature Guelph Speaker Series: From tobacco to tallgrass

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Guelph Arboretum, 200 Arboretum Road
Guelph, ON Canada
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Nature Guelph Speaker Series: David Agro From tobacco to tallgrass; restoring ecological diversity in Norfolk County David Agro reports on the activities and success of a restoration of a 95 acre former tobacco farm in the heart of Norfolk County. After 10 years, the site now hosts a rich diversity of plants (over 185 species) of the rare Oak Savanna / Tallgrass Prairie ecosystem. During the restoration, the number of species of breeding birds has increased from 48 to 59…

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