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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 3rd edition of Guide to Nature Viewing Sites in and around Saskatoon.

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Saturday, 3. November 2018
Sanatorium site bird walk

We will walk through the former Sanatorium site portion of Holiday Park to look for early arriving winter songbirds. This park is one of five naturalized parks in the city which is managed to promote a diversity of wild birds and mammals.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Place: meet at the south end of Avenue K, adjacent to Bowerman House. https://goo.gl/maps/wniy6XzhVkA2 Bus: Route 9 Riversdale departs downtown terminal at 8:31 a.m. and arrives at Avenue K and Schuyler about 8:45 a.m. Walk south one block along Ave. K.
Leader: Kyron Giroux (306-281-6996)

Guide to Nature Viewing Sites page 126

 

Sunday, 11. November 2018
Pike Lake birding

We will look for winter visitors to the park. Wear warm clothing. The chickadees will gratefully accept donations of sunflower seeds.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Place: meet on the west side of the parking lot west of the Sports on Tap bar north of Western Development Museum. https://goo.gl/maps/MyshGfcWzey Bus: Route 1 Exhibition departs downtown terminal at 12:31 p.m. and arrives on Lorne Avenue next to museum about 12:50 p.m
Leader: Hilda Noton (306-374-0674)

Guide to Nature Viewing Sites page 108

Sunday, 25. November 2018
Pre-Grey Cup birding at President Murray Park

We will walk through this park looking for kinglets, creepers and crossbills in the spruce trees.

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Place: meet just west of the corner of Wiggins Ave. and Colony St. https://goo.gl/maps/2xoi9u1YnhM2 Bus: Route 61 Blairmore/University 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.
Leader: Andrew Elgin (306-250-2243).

Guide to Nature Viewing Sites page 116

 

Saturday,1. December 2018
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 on the west side of the parking lot west of the Sports on Tap bar north of Western Development Museum. https://goo.gl/maps/MyshGfcWzey 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:

Saw-whet Owl field trip
Wednesday, 17. October 2018 (actual date to be determined by the owls)

Bird feeder workshop
Saturday, 3. November 2018

Paper Making Workshop
Saturday, 1. December 2018

Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Thursday, 27. December 2018

Tracks and Scats
Saturday, 19. January 2019

Chickadee Pishing
Saturday, 2. February 2019


Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles, is a sub-group of Saskatoon Nature Society. Most of us are 'seniors' but we invite anyone interested in birds and the many aspects of our natural, cultural and historic heritage 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.

Participants can depart early, if they wish. Phone trip leader if you have any questions. Dress for the weather.

Thursday, 8. November 2018 (9:30 am.)
Western Development Museum and WW1 Exhibit
Please meet at the site
Leaders: Dave Cook (306-955-4764) and Chris Christensen (306-374-0944)
Admission $10. (No charge for WDM members.) Lunch in the WDM cafeteria.

Friday, 7. December 2018 (10:00 am.) Please note the day change to Friday
Wine Kitz, 116 Ave. B north Please meet at the site
Leader: Ron Jensen (1-306-741-7537)
Lunch at Great Buffet of China, 302-22nd Street West If you plan to do lunch please contact Hilda Voth (306-242-0198) by Tuesday, Dec. 4th.

   
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Last updated: 7 November, 2018