Meetings

Anyone with an interest in nature is welcome to attend our free meetings.

  • We start with a few announcements of noteworthy upcoming events, conservation issues or projects.
  • A mic is passed around as people share recent sightings of animals, plants, and insects
  • We welcome new members and guests
  • After a short break...
  • The main feature is a presentation by a guest speaker on one of a variety of interesting topics

Our December meeting is a social event, lately a winter walk.

Our May meeting includes a native plant swap.

At each meeting field guides are available for sale.

Meetings are usually on the 4th Monday of the month (unless that conflicts with a holiday) at 7:30 pm from September through May. The December social is held earlier in the month. The May meeting (which includes a short annual business meeting) starts at 7:00 pm.

Our meeting location is:

Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
50 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 1T1

The facility is fully accessible

Doors will open at 7:00 pm for regular meetings, or as may be announced for special meetings (AGM in May and December Social).

PUBLIC TRANSIT:

There are ION LRT stations nearby at Waterloo Public Square and at Willis Way. The route 5 bus stops on Erb Street West between Father David Bauer Drive and Caroline Street. The route 7 and route 16 buses stop on King Street near the Waterloo Public Square station.

CYCLING:

Bicycles are welcome.  The church recommends bringing your bicycle inside for safe keeping.

PARKING:

All Parking is Free
Marsland Centre is free after 6 pm
Dupont Lot D is free after 5:30 pm
As a courtesy to library users, please do not use the lot located underneath the library building.

Note that traffic around the block: Erb – Albert – Caroline is one-way counterclockwise.

All parking access is from Dupont Street, which is two-­way and can be entered from either Albert or Caroline N.

WRN Meeting Location

Upcoming Meetings


Missed a recent meeting? Get the link to the recording at:

Lets Talk About Wetlands - April 22, 2024 (Slides only. Unfortunately we forgot to press the record button for this talk.)

Giant Hogweed Mitigation Project and Ontario Reptile & Amphibian Atlas - March 25, 2024

The Science and Mystery of Bats - Feb 26, 2024

Biological Control of Invasive Phragmites - Jan 22, 2024

Implementing road ecology into Municipal Road Projects: A recipe for success! - Nov 27, 2023

Asters and Goldenrods of Ontario - Oct 23, 2023

Bumble Bees: Insect Teddy Bears in Our Backyards - Sep 25, 2023

Alvars and Alvar Flora - May 29, 2023

What Aquatic Invertebrates Tell Us About Water Quality - Apr 24, 2023

Wildflowers of Ontario - Feb 26, 2023

The Niagara Escarpment: A Natural Masterpiece 450 million years in the making - Jan 23, 2023

Canada Lynx and Snowshoe Hare Populations in Yukon - Nov 28, 2022.