Events

Nature Calgary offers presentations, field trips, study groups and special events throughout the year. Events are free or discounted for Nature Calgary members.

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Speaker Series

Speaker Series Showcases
Every month from September through May, we invite a special guest to present on natural history, scientific research and travel topics. The Speaker Series Showcases are held at Cité des Rocheuses. Everyone is welcome to attend – the Speaker Series Showcases are free for Nature Calgary members and $5 for non-members (payable at the door). To suggest a speaker or topic please call John McFaul at 403-289-9517 or contact us.

Bird Study Group
Bird Study Group meetings feature speakers, announcements, and quizzes on birding topics. The meetings are held once a month from September through May in the Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park. Come, listen, and meet other birders over coffee! To suggest a speaker or topic please contact us. The Bird Study Group is free for Nature Calgary members and $5 for non-members (payable at the door).

 

Annual Banquet

The annual Nature Calgary banquet features food, fellowship and a notable guest speaker. The 2018 banquet will be held on November 10, 2018 at the Irish Cultural Centre.

Learn more about past speakers and how you can support our annual banquet.

 

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January 2019

Bird North Glenmore Park – January 2019

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. (no 37st access). Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997

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New Event – Bird Carburn Park

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carburn Park Alberta Canada + Google Map

From Glenmore Trail, go S at 18 St SE to 2nd stoplight, turn right & follow signs to Park. Meet in parking lot, leader Tony Timmons 403-256-0754.

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February 2019

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – February 2019

February 1 @ 8:15 am
Stanley Park (42 Ave SW), 4011 1a St SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 2P5 Canada
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Meet Stanley Park, 42 Av SW, just W of Macleod Tr. Walk to Glenmore Reservoir, ride back (3.5 hours). Call leader Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248, to ensure vehicle space for return.

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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary – February 2019

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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The sanctuary is located at 2425 9 Ave. SE. Meet in parking lot. The Sanctuary is located at 2425 - 9 Ave. SE .From the Deerfoot Trail, take the Blackfoot Trail westbound exit to 19 St. SE, then turn left from this onto 9 Ave. Leader, Janet Gill, 403 230-5671. Beginners & families welcome.

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Bird Study Group February 2019

February 6 @ 7:30 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Alberta 2018 – An Alberta Big Year Presented by Howard Heffler Howard Heffler is a chemical engineer who spent most of his career in Calgary as an environmental manager in the petroleum industry. He and his wife, Lyn, have always participated in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and paddling. Over the past twenty years, birding has grown to become a primary interest. During 2018, Howard, with the support of Lyn and friends, focused all of his birding efforts in…

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Speaker Series – February 2019

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Insects: Conservation, Perceptions, and Early Education Why do humans prefer some insects over others? Why are we scared of insects that are harmless? How does our negative or confused attitude towards these animals impact conservation efforts? What influences beliefs in our early years of life? Elizabeth argues that we need to think critically about the messaging that children receive about insects and that we need to promote early development of positive perceptions of insects if we are to protect these…

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Bird North Glenmore Park – February 2019

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. (no 37st access). Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997

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Snowy Owl Prowl 2019

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Alberta Canada + Google Map

Once again we set out in quest for the legendary Snowy Owl on Nature Calgary’s annual Snowy Owl Prowl. Chances also for Gyr and Prairie Falcons; Rough-legged Hawks and others. Trip will go until approximately 4:00 P.M.. Mid-trip break. Bring lunch. Carpooling. Leader, Terry Korolyk. Registration is mandatory and will be limited to 20 people, 5 vehicles. Please register ASAP as this trip fills up quickly. Preference will be given to people that did not participate in the January Snowy…

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March 2019

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – March 2019

March 1 @ 8:00 am
Stanley Park (42 Ave SW), 4011 1a St SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 2P5 Canada
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Meet Stanley Park, 42 Av SW, just W of Macleod Tr. Walk to Glenmore Reservoir, ride back (3.5 hours). Call leader Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248, to ensure vehicle space for return.

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Magpie Dispersal

March 2 @ 6:45 am - 10:00 am

North Glenmore Park, Weaselhead Natural area.  We'll walk over to the edge to watch hundreds of Magpies leave their overnight roosting area as the sun rises at 7:18am.  Following this we"ll walk down into the Weaselhead to look for other winter birds.  Meet in the Weaselhead parking lot, 37 St. SW and 66 Ave.  As we will be standing around 30+ minutes watching the birds fly out so please dress warmly.  Leader, Bernie Diebolt, 403 210-2446

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