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.

  • Hawk Cliff and Port Stanley

    Red-tailed Hawk

    A trip to view migrating raptors, song birds, butterflies, shorebirds and waterfowl.

    Saturday, September 23 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm at Carpool lot at 401 and Homer Watson Blvd / Fountain St
  • Identifying Trees & Shrubs

    Schmidt Woods Trail

    We will learn to identify trees and shrubs by their leaves.

    Saturday, September 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at Schmidt Woods Trail
  • A Walk in the Woods — Baden Sand Hills

    Sandhills Woods

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

    Wednesday, October 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm at Cappleman Property
  • Migrating Sandhill Cranes

    Sandhill Cranes

    100 Sandhill Cranes have roosted at this location at dusk this time of year.

    Thursday, November 9 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm at Bannister Lake Conservation Area
View All Events