Outings

Join us to find those special places for nature, whether the Hawk Cliff raptor migration, looking at a bee hive, the Christmas bird count, finding out about local wetlands, or seeing our sponsored Peregrine falcons banded. There is always something new!

 

Non-members are welcome to attend any outing, although we do have to ask you to sign a Waiver Form at the start of the outing.

 

We schedule as many outings per month as there are people willing to lead them. If you have a special place that you like to visit, why not share it with other members?

 

Do you know a great place to explore nature but don’t want to be a leader? Suggest a “meet ’n’ greet.” You set a time and place and everybody just walks and enjoys together without a leader. Easy and no stress!

 

To offer to lead a future outing or to suggest an outing destination, please contact Shannon Pennington at outings@waterlooregionnature.ca. For more information on a specific outing, please contact the outing leader.

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  • Christmas Bird Count – Learn the Basics

    If you would like to take part in the Christmas Bird Count but are unsure of what's involved, then join Neil to learn the basics and gain self-confidence to volunteer for this year’s CBC. Registration required.

    Saturday, December 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Doon Presbyterian Church
  • Christmas Bird Count – Learn the Basics

    If you would like to take part in the Christmas Bird Count but are unsure of what's involved, then join Neil to learn the basics and gain self-confidence to volunteer for this year’s CBC. Registration required.

    Sunday, December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Doon Presbyterian Church
  • Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

    All nature book lovers are welcome.

    Monday, December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Book Club Zoom Meeting
  • Christmas Bird Count – Kitchener

    Dark-eyed Junco

    We welcome all birders to the count, new or experienced. Even a few minutes at home spent watching a feeder is valuable information.

    Saturday, December 17 at Kitchener, Ontario
  • Christmas Bird Count – Cambridge

    Northern Cardinal

    We welcome all birders to the count, new or experienced. Even a few minutes at home spent watching a feeder is valuable information.

    Sunday, December 18 at Cambridge, Ontario
  • Christmas Bird Count – Linwood

    If you are interested in participating, contact Ken Burrell.

    Thursday, December 29 at Linwood, Ontario
  • Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

    All nature book lovers are welcome.

    Monday, January 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Book Club Zoom Meeting
  • Mill Race Trail, St. Jacobs

    A walk along the Mill Race Trail to view winter birds and hand feed Black-capped Chickadees. Registration required.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Mill Race Trail, Three Bridges Road
  • Mill Race Trail, St. Jacobs

    A walk along the Mill Race Trail to view winter birds and hand feed Black-capped Chickadees. Registration required.

    Saturday, January 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Mill Race Trail, Three Bridges Road
  • Snowshoeing at Drynan Regional Forest, North Dumfries Township

    The Drynan Tract is hilly and contains several small kettle lakes and swamp-like depressions. Registration required.

    Saturday, January 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am at Drynan Regional Forest
  • Tour of Wellesley Township to Find Over-Wintering Raptors

    Red-tailed Hawk

    We will slowly travel through Wellesley and Peel Townships to ID raptors and whatever jumps out in front of us. Registration required.

    Sunday, January 29, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm at Food Basics Plaza, Laurelwood Drive
  • Snowshoeing at the Woolwich Reservoir/Dam

    Snowshoeing

    The Lion Trail is a loop trail that goes around the reservoir and through nearby wooded areas. Registration required.

    Saturday, February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am at Woolwich Reservoir
  • Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

    All nature book lovers are welcome.

    Monday, February 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Book Club Zoom Meeting
  • Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

    All nature book lovers are welcome.

    Monday, March 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Book Club Zoom Meeting
  • Early migrants along Lake Erie north shore

    Our objective will be early north bound migrants and any other local residents birds and fauna. All day trip. Registration required.

    Wednesday, March 15, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at Carpool lot at 401 and Homer Watson Blvd / Fountain St