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 with snacks, coffee and display tables.

Our May meeting includes a native plant swap.

At each meeting field guides are available for sale, and Ontario Nature holiday cards are available to order in the fall.

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 meeting is earlier in the month and both it and the May meeting (which includes a short annual business meeting) start at 7:00 pm.

Our meeting location is:

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

There are a number of public transit options. The 200 iXpress bus, and routes 5 and 7 stop nearby.        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).

PARKING:

All Parking is Free
Marsland Centre is free after 6 pm
Dupont Lot D is free after 5:30 pm
Please do not use the Public Library Lots.

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.

There may be occasional disruptions or detours due to LRT construction.

WRN Meeting Location

  • Biting flies in Canada: Are They Worse Than They Used to Be?

    Fiona Hunter

    Are we at greater risk of contracting arthropod-borne diseases now than a century ago?

    Monday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
  • Madagascar: Island of Lemurs

    Madagascar: Island of Lemurs

    Alan Morgan on Madagascar's incredibly unique landscapes, animals, and plants.

    Monday, October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
  • A Mastodon in a Biscuit Box

    Mastodon

    Shirley's Box and the Highgate Mastodon - giants of the ice age in Ontario.

    Monday, November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
  • Annual Holiday Party

    European Holly

    A fun evening with good company, festive music, and delicious food.

    Monday, December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
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