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April 2018

Nature NL talk: Environmental Law 101 with Aaron Felt

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MUN Science Building, Room 2025 St. John's Canada + Google Map

  Lawyer Aaron Felt will take us through the basics of environmental law in NL: Social justice and environmental activism has an important role to play in every healthy democracy. But any action that is taken to resist corporate or state malfeasance carries the risk of legal consequences.  Whether we are talking about water protectors protesting pipelines and mega projects, union members picketing, journalists covering civil disobedience, or environmental NGOs and charities attempting to walk a fine line between engagement…

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May 2018

Long Pond Clean Up

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Nature Newfoundland and Labrador is holding our annual clean-up of Long Pond on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm. Meet behind the “Splash” facility on the south side of Long Pond (behind the MUN School of Business and other campus buildings). The Long Pond shoreline and wetlands provide important nesting and resting habitat for many species of birds, particularly waterfowl. We will supply garbage bags and gloves, but volunteers should wear boots. For more information, email us (naturenl@naturenl.ca)…

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World Migratory Bird Day Hike & Activities

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Manuels River, 7 Conception Bay Highway
Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador A1W 3A2 Canada
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Come out and join Nature NL at Manuels River for World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday May 12th, 2018! There will be activities, information and games at the Interpretation Centre from 9:30 am - noon and a guided birdwatching hike on the trails to spot some local migratory birds. The hike will leave from the Interpretation Centre at 10 am. Looking forward to seeing you there! Don't forget to bring your binoculars if you've got them! Location: Manuels River Interpretation…

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Seabird talk with Dr. Bill Montevecchi

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MUN Science Building, Room 2025 St. John's Canada + Google Map

Join us on Thursday May 17th 2018 for a talk by Bill Montevecchi about his seabird research: What Happened to the 2,300,000 Missing Storm-Petrels?   Dr. Montevecchi is a Professor of Psychology, Biology and Ocean Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland and is widely involved in a variety of environmental issues. He won the Tuck-Walters award for his long history of involvement in NL conservation in 2011. He writes a regular column in the Northeast Avalon Times; read one of…

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June 2018

*Now June 23rd* The Charlie Horwood Memorial Lady Slipper Orchid Walk

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MUN Vivarium Parking Lot, 306 Mt. Scio Rd.
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7 Canada
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  We had to postpone our orchid walk twice as the blooming time was just not right. The walk is now a go for Saturday June 23rd, thanks for your patience! The Charlie Horwood Memorial Lady Slipper Orchid Walk   NatureNL hosts an annual short field trip on Mount Scio to view the pink lady slipper orchids. Initially Charlie Horwood, a long-time natural historian and a founding member of NatureNL, led this walk.  Since his death, we have continued the…

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July 2018

Birding at Voisey’s Brook Park

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come out Saturday July 14th, 2018 at 10am for a birding hike on the Voiseys Brook Park conservation trails in The Town of Portugal Cove - St. Philip's. Osprey, Red Crossbill, Woodpeckers, Jays, and Warblers have all been sighted in this recently developed park space. Meet at the main parking area off Indian Meal Line, located on the park map: (https://www.grandconcourse.ca/map/geopdf/VBP.pdf). The walk will be about 2 hours on easy, accessible gravel trails and is open to everyone no matter…

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August 2018

Nature Nook at The Rooms

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Rooms provincial museum, 9 Bonaventure Ave
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5P9 Canada
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Stop by our hands-on nature touch table at The Rooms to hold caribou antlers, hawk feet, or see other interesting natural objects with our volunteer naturalists. Free with your admission to The Rooms; great for all ages including kids!

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September 2018

Nature Nook at The Rooms

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Rooms provincial museum, 9 Bonaventure Ave
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5P9 Canada
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Nature Nook at The Rooms Stop by our hands-on nature touch table at The Rooms to hold caribou antlers, hawk feet, or see other interesting natural objects with our volunteer naturalists. Free with your admission to The Rooms; great for all ages including kids!

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Hike in Butter Pot Provincial Park

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Fluvarium, 5 Nagles Place
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
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Photo of Butterpot Mountain, the highest peak on the Avalon Peninsula, By Grazioso2 , from Wikimedia Commons  Join us on a group trip to Butter Pot Provincial Park with Nature NL President Douglas Ballam. Just a short distance from St. John's, Butter Pot Park offers a scenic, post-glacial landscape with 230 species of plants and over 200 species of birds identified. We will take a round-trip charter bus departing 10 AM @ The Fluvarium and returning at 1:30 PM. Snacks…

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Nature NL public talk – Randal Greene – Restoring coasts

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday September 20th 2018, 7:30-9pm, Randal Greene will speak about restoring Newfoundland and Labrador's coasts. Join us for our first talk of the season! We have a new, larger location as well - in MUN's Arts and Administration Building, Room A 1043.   Coastal Restoration Planning in Newfoundland and Labrador: Identification and Prioritization of Sites   A new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada project will restore coastal habitats for capelin, Arctic char and Atlantic salmon. The project will also…

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    September 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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