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December 2018

Nature Guelph Members’ Night: Holiday Potluck Dinner and Presentations

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph, Entrance off College Avenue near Victoria Road
Guelph, ON ca

Calling all Nature Guelph members and their families! It's time for our annual members night potluck 🙂 We hope you will join us for an evening of nature trivia, great presentations, nature-inspired art, awesome food and wonderful friends. Please bring the entire family (yes, including the kids!) so we can share this meal together. There will be some colouring activities as well to occupy the kids. Since this is our members night, we are looking to you, our members, to…

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CBC for Kids

December 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr., RR 4, Guelph ON N1H 6J1
Guelph, ON N1H 8P5 Canada
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Young birders of all ages and skill levels (and their parents/guardians and family) are welcome! A $5 donation to Bird Studies Canada is suggested. The morning begins with an introduction to using binoculars and how to find and identify birds, to prepare young and new birders for an enjoyable counting experience. Expert leaders then lead small teams on birding excursions for 1-1.5 hours, and have lots of fun along the way! Participants meet at the end of the morning to…

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January 2019

Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Photographs and Stories of Animals in the Anthropocene

January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
OAC Centennial Arboretum Centre, OAC Centenial Arboretum Centre, College Avenue East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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Free

Photo by Lesley Marino Nature Guelph Speaker Series - Jo-Anne McArthur has spent over fifteen years documenting animals worldwide. McArthur will share with us her stories of animals in the human environment; specifically, the "invisible" animals, with whom we have close relationships but nevertheless remain hidden in our world, such as the animals in farms and the animals used for our entertainment. Through McArthur's empathic lens, we meet individuals who are both trapped in the industries we've created, as well…

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Nature Guelph Wildflower Series: Making Lemonade or What Happened after the Buckthorn was Gone: The Silvercreek Park Hydro Corridor Project

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
John McCrae Public School Library, 189 Water Street
Guelph, ON ca
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Free

Moritz Sanio, Trees for Guelph, and Lisa Mactaggart, OALA, Arium Design Group will discuss how the neighbourhood rallied to create a meadow after a buckthorn infested Hydro corridor was clear cut.

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February 2019

Nature Guelph Outdoor Program – Winter Raptors & Snow Buntings

February 3 @ 1:00 pm
Wild Birds Unlimited (parking lot), 951 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON ca

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER Due to -31ºC windchill and blowing snow this event has been moved to Feb. 3rd Join birder Kyle Horner on a hunt for some of Wellington County's elusive winter visitors! We will head to some local hotspots to scour the fields for our northern friends, including Rough-legged Hawk, Snow Bunting, and the ever-exciting Snowy Owl. Much of our searching will be done by car, but be sure to dress for the wind and cold! Location: Meet…

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Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Sea of Life – a call to save the ocean

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nature Guelph Speaker Series – Julia Barnes: Filmmaker Julia Barnes shares stories and images from the making of Sea of Life - a 3 year journey through 7 countries on a quest to expose some of the biggest threats facing the ocean. Beginning at age 16, with no film experience, Julia set out to show people the beauty and importance of the ocean and inspire them to fight for it's protection. Bio: Julia Barnes is the award-winning filmmaker behind Sea…

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Nature Guelph Wildflower Series: Phragmites Control: New Research suggests successful removal and control of Phragmites is possible.

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
John McCrae Public School Library, 189 Water Street
Guelph, ON ca
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Free

Courtney Robichaud, PhD candidate University of Waterloo, will discuss successes and learning's from field research trials to remove and control Phragmites.

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March 2019

Mountsberg: Birds of Prey and Pancakes

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Millburough Line
Milton, ON L0P 1B0 Canada
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March can be a slow month for birding, so it never hurts to stack the deck!  Join birder Kyle Horner on a trip to Mountsberg Conservation Area to see the residents of the Raptor Centre, take in a presentation and visit Maple Town.  We'll explore the woods and reservoir for wild birds too, so don't forget your binoculars!  Please note that there will be an admission fee to enter the conservation area ($7.75 per adult), and you'll need a little…

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Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Climate Change, Ice and Polar Bears

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
OAC Centennial Arboretum Centre, OAC Centenial Arboretum Centre, College Avenue East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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Free

Nature Guelph Speaker Series - Martyn Obbard: In this talk Martyn will explore the evidence for effects of climate change on polar bears and address the question "Is there a tipping point for polar bears?" Dr. Martyn Obbard is an Emeritus Research Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and adjunct professor at Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario). He retired in 2016 after a 32-yr career with the ministry, including 27 in the research section studying black bears…

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Nature Guelph Wildflower Series: Annual Seed Workshop

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Take home a tray planted with native plant species. Free for Nature Guelph members, $25 for others. University of Guelph Potting Shed Go west on the South Ring Rd. from Gordon St. Park in the lot numbered P 59 on your left at the end of the road. The Potting Shed is a small building to the right of the Biodiversity Centre.

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