Nature in the City

Nature Guelph’s 2020 Nature in the City program was offered in an online, virtual format. We expect the 2021 program to be delivered in a similar manner. Details to follow.

Are you new to Guelph? Perhaps you are ready to start exploring nature, but unsure where to start? Or want to meet like-minded nature lovers in your community? Nature in the City is a 4-part series of free, public programs run by Nature Guelph every spring that can help you dive in to nature in the Royal City. Bring your friends and family, and learn just a little more about the natural world in your own backyard, while meeting other people in Guelph who are interested in nature connection and the outdoors.

2020 Nature in the City Program:

Launch Event – Sun. April 19, 2–4 pm
Interactive displays by Nature Guelph EcoLeaders and a Sciensational Sssnakes!! demonstration.

Slime and Scales: What lives under rocks, in the mud or in the water? Discover our reptiles and amphibians!
Sun. April 26, 7:00 pm Evening Frog Walk at The Arboretum. Meet at The Arboretum Centre, 200 Arboretum Rd.

Feathers and Beaks: Discover our beautiful backyard birds.
Sun. May 3, 1:00–2:30 pm, Birdwatching along the Eramosa River Trail. Meet at Wooden Covered Bridge near The Boathouse.

Roots and Shoots: Trees are budding and blossoms are filling the trails!
Sun. May 10, 1:00–2:30 pm Wildflower Hike at Starkey Hill. Meet at Starkey Hill parking lot, 735 Arkell Road.

Fins and Shells: Explore a watery world of crustaceans, insects and fish.
Sun. May 24, 1:00-2:30 pm Eramosa River Aquatic Search Meet at Barber Scout Camp entrance, 733 Stone Rd. E.

Scavenger Hunt:How many animal and plant species can you find?
Sun. May 31, 1-3 pm, Hanlon Creek Park and Preservation Park. Meet at Hanlon Creek Park parking lot, 505 Kortright Road W., Guelph.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE POSTER (click image for a PDF version):