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.

  • Fern Hike at Laurel Creek Nature Centre

    Ostrich Fern

    Learn to identify some of Waterloo Region's common ferns.

    Saturday, September 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Laurel Creek Nature Centre
  • Nature at SpruceHaven

    SpruceHaven Barn

    A ramble through the different habitats, bird banding, and a large Barn Swallow colony.

    Saturday, September 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm at SpruceHaven
  • Schmidt Woods, Wilmot Recreation Complex

    Schmidt Woods Trail

    We will be looking at autumn plants and learning how to identify trees.

    Thursday, September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Schmidt Woods Trail
  • Hawk Cliff and Environs

    Red-tailed Hawk

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

    Saturday, September 22 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at Carpool lot at 401 and Homer Watson Blvd / Fountain St
  • Fall Walk on Baden Sandhills

    Sandhills Woods

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

    Wednesday, October 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 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 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Schneider’s Woods – Wilmot Line
  • Cozy Nature Book Club 2018-2019

    squirrel reading book

    Meet other nature lovers, relax, drink tea and share our favourite nature books.

    Monday, November 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • Cozy Nature Book Club 2018-2019

    squirrel reading book

    Meet other nature lovers, relax, drink tea and share our favourite nature books.

    Monday, December 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • Cozy Nature Book Club 2018-2019

    squirrel reading book

    Meet other nature lovers, relax, drink tea and share our favourite nature books.

    Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • Cozy Nature Book Club 2018-2019

    squirrel reading book

    Meet other nature lovers, relax, drink tea and share our favourite nature books.

    Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • Cozy Nature Book Club 2018-2019

    squirrel reading book

    Meet other nature lovers, relax, drink tea and share our favourite nature books.

    Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
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