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Many of our trip destinations are described in the Guide to Nature Viewing Sites in and around Saskatoon.
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Saturday, 4. March 2017
We will drive to Gardiner Dam (roundtrip distance about 250 km) to look for waterfowl near the weir as well as to look for eagles and other birds of prey. Dress warmly and bring a lunch.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12. March 2017
We will look for winter visitors to the park. Wear warm clothing. The chickadees will gratefully accept donations of sunflower seeds.
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 18th – Sunday, March 19th, 2017
We will drive to northern areas looking and listening for Boreal, Saw-whet, Barred, Great Gray and Northern Hawk Owls plus songbirds. Participants may leave early. Bring a lunch. Book your accommodation at Hawood Inn (1-877-441-5544). Please register for the trip in advance by contacting the trip leader,
Time: leave at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, 1. April 2017
We will look for bluebirds and other early spring migrants. You may wish to bring a picnic lunch. Wear suitable footwear and clothing for walking the nature trail.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 5. April 2017
We will listen for owls calling after dark. Wear warm clothes, and bring a flashlight and a hot drink.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 12. April 2017
A chance to learn gulls. There should be at least four species present and maybe a rarity. We will carpool and drive to a variety of gull hangouts along the river in the city.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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 975–3042 or by e-mail at: email@example.com
Visit the Young Naturalists' website for more information: www.saskatoonzoosociety.ca/programs/young-naturalists
Great Horned Owl ecology
Pike Lake field Trip
Great Horned Owl Field Trip
Bluebird Trail starts
NEW: Lee Valley/CHEP butterfly
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.
Participants can depart early, if they wish. Phone trip leader if you have any questions. Dress for the weather. Unless otherwise arranged, we meet on Thursdays at Churchill Shopping Center, Taylor St. & Clarence Ave.
Thursday, April 6th at 8:00 a.m.
Lunch at Pike Lake.
Thursday, April 13th at 8:00 a.m.
We will visit Lilian & Doug Thorpe's acreage in the Beaver Creek area. Lunch at Beaver Creek.
Thursday, April 20th at 8:00 a.m.
Lunch at Blackstrap Lake. Leaders: John Patterson and Val Martz (306-249-0468)
Thursday, April 27th at 8:00 a.m.
Please meet at the southwest corner of the Mall at Lawson Heights. Lunch at Osler town park.
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