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Field trips


Invite your friends! All are welcome to participate in field trips. Carpooling for out-of-town trips is arranged at the meeting place. There are no fees unless indicated; however, participants are expected to share gasoline costs and should make arrangements with the driver to do so. Phone the trip leader if you have any questions. Participants can return early if they wish. Members with CB or FRS radios should bring them on out-of-town trips. For information on city buses, phone 306-975-3100.

Many of our trip destinations are described in the Guide to Nature Viewing Sites in and around Saskatoon.

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Sunday, 12. November 2017
Mendel Riverbank and Weir bird walk

We will walk along the riverbank to the weir looking for late autumn songbirds and waterfowl.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Place: Meet at the dock for the Prairie Lily boat on the south side of the Mendel Conservatory.
Leader: Robert Johanson (306-653-2610)
Guide to Nature Viewing Sites: Page 100

 

Sunday, 26. November 2017
Pre-Grey Cup birding at President Murray Park

We will look for kinglets, creepers and crossbills in the spruce trees.

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: meet at the corner of Wiggins Ave. and Colony St. Bus: Route 4 Willowgrove Square departs downtown terminal at 1:31 p.m. and arrives at College and Munroe stop about 1:35 p.m.Walk 4 blocks south to the park and then walk to SE corner.
Leaders: Jan and Stan Shadick (306-652-5975)
Guide to Nature Viewing Sites: Page 116

Saturday, 2. December 2017
Gardiner Dam birding

We will look for ducks, geese, gulls and eagles. Dress warmly and bring a lunch.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum parking lot, 2610 Lorne Ave. Bus: Route 1 Exhibition departs downtown terminal at 8:31 a.m. and arrives on Lorne Avenue next to museum about 8:50 a.m.
Leader: Robert Johanson (306-653-2610).

 

Young Naturalists

Nature activities for 5-11 year olds

The Young Naturalists is all about nature activities for kids and their families. Each program offers interesting activities geared for children aged 5 to 11 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enrolment is limited on most programs, so register early. You can register by calling 306-975-3395 or by e-mail at: saskatoonnaturekids@gmail.com

Visit the Young Naturalists' website for more information: www.saskatoonzoosociety.ca/programs/young-naturalists

Program schedule:

Paper Making Workshop
Sunday, 2. December 2017

Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Thursday, 28. December 2017

Snowshoeing
Saturday, 13. January 2018

Tracks and Scats
Saturday, 20. January 2018

Chickadee Pishing
Saturday, 3. February 2018

Owl Pellet Dissection
Saturday, 17. March 2018

Birdhouse Workshop
Saturday, 14. April 2018

Pike Lake Field Trip
Saturday, 5. May 2018

Great Horned Owl Field Trip
May 2018 TBA

Bluebird Trail
May 30 - July 7, 2018


Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles, a sub-group of Saskatoon Nature Society, invites retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world to join our field trips. Participants should be members of the Saskatoon Nature Society and consider membership in Nature Saskatchewan, our provincial affiliate. Bring lunch, drinks and chairs, unless otherwise noted.

Members with CB or FRS radios should bring them on out-of-town trips.

Carpooling for out-of-town trips is usually arranged at the meeting place. Participants are expected to share gasoline costs and should make arrangements with the driver to do so. Unless indicated, there is no other charge. However, if a trip involves a guided tour of a facility, participants may be asked to make a donation to the facility.

Unless otherwise arranged, we meet on Thursdays at Churchill Shopping Centre, Taylor St. & Clarence Ave. Participants can depart early, if they wish. Phone trip leader if you have any questions. Dress for the weather.

Thursday, 9. November 2017 (10:00 a.m.)
Tour the historic Bessborough Hotel
Meet in the hotel lobby. Note: Lunch is at the ParkTown Hotel. Buffet lunch is $17, or you can order off the menu. If you plan to do lunch, please contact leaders by Monday, November 6th.

Thursday, 7. December 2017 (10:00 a.m.)
Gabriel Dumont Museum
Meet at the Museum, 917 22nd St. West. Lunch at Granada House, 904 22nd St. West. If you plan to do lunch, please contact leaders by Monday, December 4th.

Thursday, 11. January 2017 (10:00 a.m.)
Parr Auto Body
We will see what goes on when they repair our cars. Meet at the site, 336 Packham Ave. (Sutherland). Lunch at Thomas the Cook, 900 Central Ave. (Sutherland), Corner of Central Ave & 109th St. If you plan to do lunch, please contact leadersby Monday, January 8th.

Leaders:
Hilda Noton 306-374-0674, nottshill [at] sasktel.net
Marge Ketilson 306-373-1028, mketilson [at] sasktel.net

   
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Last updated: 6 November, 2017