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 series of free, public programs run by Nature Guelph 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.

Nature in the City 2018 features a 4-part series of free indoor programs at the Guelph Public Library, that are followed by free guided outdoor programs. Join us for either, or for both!

Here are the details of our 2018 program:

KICK-OFF – Sun. April 22, 1:00 pm

Opening presentation followed by Wild Ontario raptor demonstration at The Arboretum Centre.

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

TALK: Sat. April 28, 1:00 pm, Main Library

WALK: Sun. April 29, 1:00 pm, Birdwatching along the Eramosa River Trail. Meet at Wooden Covered Bridge near The Boathouse.

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

TALK: Sat. May 5, 1:00 pm, Westminster Library

WALK: Sun. May 6, 7:00 pm Evening Frog Walk at The Arboretum. Meet at west entrance info kiosk on Arboretum Road.

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

TALK: Sat. May 12, 1:00 pm, Main Library

WALK: Sun. May 13, 1:00 pm Wildflower Hike at Starkey Hill. Meet at Starkey Hill parking lot, 735 Arkell Road.

Fur and Claws: What mysterious mammals are hiding in our backyards?

TALK: Sat. May 26, 1:00 pm, Main Library

WALK: Sun. May 27, 1:00 pm Mammal Search at The Arboretum. Meet at The Arboretum Centre.

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

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

2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE POSTER (click image for a PDF version):