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

  • Kitchener Christmas Bird Count

    Dark-eyed Junco

    If you would like to participate in the Kitchener count, contact Ethan Gosnell.

    Saturday, December 14 at Kitchener, Ontario
  • Cambridge Christmas Bird Count

    Northern Cardinal

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

    Sunday, December 15 at Cambridge, Ontario
  • Linwood Christmas Bird Count

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

    Saturday, December 28 at Linwood, Ontario
  • WRN Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

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

    Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • Mill Race Trail, St. Jacobs

    Trail artwork

    A pleasant, easy stroll along the Mill Race Trail to view winter residents and hand feed Black-capped Chickadees and White-breasted Nuthatches.

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Mill Race Trail, Three Bridges Road
  • Signs of Animal Life in Winter

    Come for a stroll around the Laurel Creek Nature Centre property while we search for signs of animal activity.

    Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Laurel Creek Nature Centre
  • WRN Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

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

    Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • WRN Nature Book Club

    squirrel reading book

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

    Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Mill-Courtland Community Centre
  • 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 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Commuter Parking Lot – Highway 6 south of 401
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