Explore, appreciate, and preserve all the best parts of Calgary’s nature.

Exploring birds, plants and natural areas in Calgary since 1955.

Nature Calgary is a community of Calgarians that promotes the preservation of natural habitats, provides educational opportunities and supports the collection of natural history observations. Together we learn, explore and share. Everyone is invited to join us.

Learn

Our monthly Speaker Series and study groups include researchers, natural history specialists and Nature Calgary members who have experiences and knowledge to share.

Explore

Join us for field trips and excursions in and beyond Calgary. Our focus is to enjoy and share natural history in a safe and respectful way. We have events for all ages – including our popular Nature Kids program.

Share

There are many opportunities to share your passion with our members and throughout Calgary – lead a field trip, speak at an event or represent Nature Calgary out in the community.

News

Upcoming Events

Sun 23

Family Birding Course

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Alberta
Canada
Tue 25

Bird Burnsmead, FCPP

June 25 @ 6:30 pm
Alberta
Canada
Thu 27

NEW – Red Deer Lake nestbox trail

June 27 @ 6:30 pm
Alberta
Canada
Sat 29

NEW – Women and Girls in Nature

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Calgary Alberta
Canada
Jul 01

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – July 2019

July 1 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Calgary Alberta
Canada

Calendar of Events

Nature Calgary hosts volunteer-led events throughout the year. View our Calendar of Events for the latest events.

Event Updates

Due to weather or conditions, events may be revised or cancelled. Any events with recent updates are listed below.

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June 2019

NEW – Red Deer Lake nestbox trail

June 27 @ 6:30 pm

Tour of Don Stiles' Red Deer Lake nestbox trail SW of Calgary. See young Mountain Bluebirds and/or Tree Swallows in the nest as well as to watch for other bird species and flowering plants. Meet at the Anderson LRT station, next to MacLeod Trail just S of pedestrian overpass. Leader, Don Stiles, 403-271-4689.

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NEW – Women and Girls in Nature

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Edworthy Park (west parking lot), 5050 Spruce Dr SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 3B2 Canada

Join Nature Alberta's Nature Kids and Nature Calgary along with many knowledgeable experts for our Women and Girls in Nature event.  This event is for girls aged 7-14 and the special women in their lives to learn about careers in the science/nature/environmental field. Learn from women in various careers in this field and participate in a mini BioBlitz with our volunteer species ID experts.   Meet at Edworthy Park, 5050 Spruce Drive SW.  Pre-registration is required for this event and spaces are limited. To register email the Nature Kids Program…

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Field Trips

Over 100 outings every year to natural areas within Calgary and beyond.

Speakers and Presentations

Special guests share their research, experiences and insights in our Speaker Series and Bird Study Group.

Nature Kids

Learn and enjoy nature as a family with outdoor activities, games and kid-friendly presentations.

Nature Calgary is for all Calgarians

We are a non-profit and volunteer-run organization that connects Calgarians with nature. Everyone is welcome to learn, explore and share.