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).


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.


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


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.

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Upcoming Meetings

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

The Moths All Around Us - May 27, 2024

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.