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 Graham Macdonald at outings@waterlooregionnature.ca. For more information on a specific outing, please contact the outing leader.

  • Hawk Cliff and Environs

    Red-tailed Hawk

    A trip to view waterfowl, shorebirds, and migrating raptors.

    Saturday, September 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at Carpool lot at 401 and Homer Watson Blvd / Fountain St
  • Snyder’s Flats

    Osprey nest at Snyder's Flats

    A loop trail through a variety of habitats: restored gravel quarries, farm fields, hardwood forest, aspen forest, and wetlands and ponds along the banks of the Grand River.

    Sunday, September 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Snyder’s Flats Conservation Area
  • Baden Sandhills- The Cappleman Property

    Sandhills Woods

    Discover fall colours, fall migrants, plants, fungi, insects & perhaps some animal life.

    Thursday, September 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm at Cappleman Property
  • Schneider’s Woods

    Join Dale for this annual Thanksgiving (actually the day after) hike through the forests and hills of Schneider’s Woods.

    Tuesday, October 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Schneider’s Woods – Wilmot Line
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