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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August 2019

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – August 2019

August 1 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Stanley Park (42 Ave SW), 4011 1a St SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 2P5 Canada
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Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey. 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. Registration required.

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New – West Nose Creek Park

August 3 @ 8:00 am
Beddington Golf Park, 9284 Harvest Hills Blvd N
Calgary, Alberta T3K 0B3 Canada
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Meet at the Beddington Golf Park (driving range). On the east side of Harvest Hills Blvd N, immediately north of Beddington Trail NW. (Enter “Beddington Golf Park” in Google maps) This is the west end of Confluence Park. This can be a nice spot for sparrows and, perhaps, sedge wren. Leader; Howard Heffler 403-804-2489.

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Bird Burnsmead, FCPP

Bird Burnsmead, FCPP. Meet at the parking lot for Burnsmead E end of Fish Creek PP. To get there take Bow Bottom Trail turning left, S of 146 Av SE. Leader Anne Belton, 403-201-1570 or 587-233-7339.

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New Location – Common Mosses and Liverworts

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The outing on August 10 for Common Mosses and Liverworts of Calgary with Sandra Davis has been moved to the Douglas Fir Sanctuary in the Wood’s Home area of Bowness. Sandra checked out the planned area in Griffith Woods and decided to change the location. To get to the site, follow Bowness Road, turn left at 48 Avenue NW, continue ahead for a couple of blocks until you reach the Wood’s Home gate. We will park and meet near the…

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New – Mallard Point I

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Mallard Point. Look for early fall migrants. Meet in parking lot east end of Canyon Meadows Dr. SE. Leader Tony Timmons 403-256-0754

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Bow Valley Ranche, FCPP

August 13 @ 6:30 pm
Bow Valley Ranch, 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 5E8 Canada
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Bow Valley Ranche, FCPP. Meet at the parking lot on W side of Bow Bottom Trail SE. Leader Anne Belton, 403-201-1570 or 587-233-7339.

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New – Mallard Point II

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Mallard Point. Look for early fall migrants. Meet in parking lot east end of Canyon Meadows Dr. SE. Leader Tony Timmons 403-256-0754

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Cancelled – Field trip to Kananaskis Field Station

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Assumption School (34 Ave NW), 7311 34 Ave NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 1N5 Canada
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This event has been cancelled. Field trip to Kananaskis Field Station for birds and flowers. Meet at Assumption School, 34th Av NW (NW corner of Sarcee Tr at Hwy 1). We could look at both birds and flowers. Please bring lunch, bug spray and sunscreen. Leader Penny Smith, 403-249-5997.

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Evening Walk in Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

August 20 @ 6:30 pm
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is located at 2425 - 9 Ave SE. From Deerfoot Tr take Blackfoot Tr west, turn left onto 19 St SE then left again onto 9 Ave SE & drive 1 km east to Sanctuary entrance. Meet in the parking lot. Leader Nimali Seneviratne, 403-265-8750.

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Confederation Park

August 25 @ 8:30 am

Meet at Rosemont Community Hall parking lot, 2807-10th Street NW. Located on the west side of 10th Street in Confederation Park. This small urban park can be spectacular for migrating birds. Birders of any level welcome. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-804-2489.

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