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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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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…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 »
** Registration has now closed. However, you may email Melanie ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the waiting list. ** 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. Register with Melanie…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
This event has been rescheduled due to cold weather to March 9. 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…Find out more »
Birding in Sri Lanka Presented by John Bargman and Ena Spalding John Bargman and Ena Spalding visited Sri Lanka in March 2018 for two weeks, including 10 days birding in various habitats in central and southern regions of the country with a local bird guide. This presentation features their photographs and information on Sri Lanka’s birds and bird habitats, and how they saw 33 of the 34 endemic species. John and Ena have been watching birds for most of their…Find out more »
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. 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, 403 210-2446Find out more »