Nature Calgary offers presentations, field trips, study groups and special events throughout the year. Events are free or discounted for Nature Calgary members.
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).
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.
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Meet at Carburn Park. From Glenmore Tr, go S at 18 SE to 2nd stoplight, turn right and follow signs to the park. Meet in the parking lot and bring lunch. Anticipated return around 4:30 pm. Registration Required, Leader Andrew Hart, 403-279-5209.Find out more »
Bird the Irricana Sloughs; Strathmore area,then the Langdon, Chestermere, and, Shepard areas on the return to Calgary. Find migrating shorebirds and songbirds; waterfowl, Raptors, Gulls, and others. The first wave of Fall shorebirding is ending; the second wave is underway. Trip will go until approximately 4:00pm. Bring lunch. Carpooling. The meeting location is the Deerfoot City Mall parking lot west of the buildings there. Deerfoot City Mall is at 64th Ave and Deerfoot. Leader, Terry Korolyk; ph. 403-254-1878.Find out more »
Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. (no 37st access). Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997Find out more »
Meet at Carburn Park parking lot. Drive south from Glenmore Trail on 18th Street SE to second stop light, then turn right and follow signs to Carburn Park. Bring lunch. Expect to be back to Calgary by 4:30pm. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961.Find out more »
Backyard birding presented by Ken Orich Born and raised in Lethbridge, Ken returned to live there after retiring in 2008 from the Alberta Government (Forest Service) where he had spent 35 years. Ken is an avid bird watcher, photographer, gardener, writer and wood-worker. He volunteers for the Helen Schuler Nature Centre and is a member of the River Bottom Writers group. Ken will talk about backyard birding and specifically how to design and maintain your yard to be a haven for wild birds.Find out more »
Can drones help save our bird populations? Small UVS are being used in the field of bird research and management, for example conducting population surveys, tracking radio-tagged birds, sensing and observing birds in inaccessible or dangerous places, mapping and monitoring bird habitats, and deterring nuisance bird species. Speaker: Dr. David Bird Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Bird is a past-president of the Raptor Research…Find out more »
Enjoy music and food with the Nature Calgary community at the 2018 Nature Calgary banquet! Joining us for dinner are The Wardens - a group of three folksingers from Canmore who sing about nature. One of the singers is still an active park warden and the other two members are retired. Where: Irish Cultural Society (6452 35 Ave NW) When: November 10, 2018 Time: Cocktails at 6 pm and dinner at 7 pm Cost: $55 for members, $65 for non-members Purchase…Find out more »
Oceanbridge: Connecting to our oceans and rivers through youth engagement How the program is engaging youth across Canada to actively participate in waterway and ocean health and education. Speaker: Hannah Lucas I grew up in the UK and graduated from Plymouth University with a degree in marine biology and a passion for the natural environment and educating others about it. I moved to Calgary in October, just in time for the winter, and in March was offered a place on…Find out more »
Election of board members, financial and summary of 2018 activities, special resolution (details forth coming), Christmas Quiz, members photographs, light refreshments to follow.Find out more »
Tall Tales, Long Lenses This remarkable book recounts many of Marriott's favourite stories and photos from his most memorable wildlife encounters in some of Canada's spectacular locales. It's a fascinating autobiographical account of being in the right place at exactly the right times, from his one-day love affair with a pine marten to his lifelong quest to find monstrous male grizzly bears like Frank the Tank. Marriott takes you through two decades of his tallest tales and showcases many of…Find out more »