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.

 

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.

  • Kitchener Christmas Bird Count

    If you would like to participate in the Kitchener count, contact Mike Burrell.

    Saturday, December 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Kitchener, Ontario
  • Cambridge Christmas Bird Count

    If you would like to participate in the Cambridge count, contact Levi Moore.

    Sunday, December 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Cambridge, Ontario
  • Cozy Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

    (An Indoor Outing!) Here is a chance to meet other nature lovers, relax, drink tea and share our favourite nature books.

    Monday, December 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • Linwood Christmas Bird Count

    If you would like to participate in the Linwood count, contact Ken Burrell.

    Friday, December 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Linwood, Ontario
  • Cross-country Skiing at the Schneider Property

    This is one of the best areas around for cross-country skiing, with a mix of open field, hardwood forest, plantations, and creeks. A family friendly outing.

    Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Schneider’s Woods – Carmel Koch Rd
  • Cozy Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

    (An Indoor Outing!) Here is a chance to meet other nature lovers, relax, drink tea and share our favourite nature books.

    Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • Raptors of Wellesley and Peel Townships

    Red-tailed Hawk

    Join us for a morning drive around the countryside searching for over-wintering raptors.

    Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Canadian Tire parking lot on Erb St. W. Waterloo
  • Winter Snowshoe Hike

    Snowshoeing

    First-timers welcome to join on this snowshoe hike around rare’s Springbank Gardens. A family friendly outing.

    Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at rare’s North House
  • Cozy Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

    (An Indoor Outing!) Here is a chance to meet other nature lovers, relax, drink tea and share our favourite nature books.

    Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • Great Backyard Bird Count 2018

    Birds at feeder

    Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count - watching feeders from (mostly) inside. Both you and the birds get to eat.

    Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:15 pm at Highland Hills Beer Store Parking Lot
  • Winter Birds in Riverside Park, Cambridge

    Chickadee in Riverside Park

    Join Marco & Donna for a refreshing walk in Riverside Park in Cambridge. This could be a good opportunity to see up close and photograph some of our winter birds. A family friendly outing.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Riverside Park, Cambridge
  • Birding the North Shore of Lake Ontario

    Trumpeter Swan

    All day outing to the Lake Ontario waterfront to see a variety of birds, including Trumpeter Swans.

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Commuter Parking Lot – Highway 6 south of 401
  • Cozy Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

    (An Indoor Outing!) Here is a chance to meet other nature lovers, relax, drink tea and share our favourite nature books.

    Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
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