Nature in the City

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. A series of 4 indoor programs at the Guelph Public Library are followed by free guided outdoor programs. 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.

2019 Nature in the City Program:

KICK-OFF – Sun. April 14, 1:30 pm

Opening presentation at The Arboretum Centre followed by a Sciensational Sssnakes demonstration at 2:00 pm!

Slime and Scales: What lives under rocks, in the mud or in the water? Discover our reptiles and amphibians!

TALK: Sat. April 27, 1:00 pm, Guelph Public Library

WALK: Sun. April 28, 7:00 pm Evening Frog Walk at The Arboretum. Meet at west entrance info kiosk on Arboretum Road.

Feathers and Beaks: Identifying, understanding and attracting some of our favourite local feathered friends!

TALK: Sat. May 4, 1:00 pm, Guelph Public Library

WALK: Sun. May 5, 1:00 pm, Birdwatching along the Eramosa River Trail. Meet at Wooden Covered Bridge near The Boathouse.

Roots and Shoots: Learn about Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bloodroot and Squirrel Corn – wildflowers with curious names.

TALK: Sat. May 11, 1:00 pm, Guelph Public Library

WALK: Sun. May 12, 1:00 pm Wildflower Hike at Starkey Hill. Meet at Starkey Hill parking lot, 735 Arkell Road.

Fins and Shells: What aquatic insects, fish and crustaceans live in the Eramosa and Speed Rivers?

TALK: Sat. May 25, 1:00 pm, Guelph Public Library

WALK: Sun. May 26, 1:00 pm Eramosa River Aquatic Search Meet at Barber Scout Camp entrance, 733 Stone Rd. E.

Scavenger Hunt – Sat. June 2, 1:00 pm, Hanlon Creek Park and Preservation Park.

Meet at Hanlon Creek Park parking lot, 505 Kortright Road W., Guelph.

2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE POSTER (click image for a PDF version):