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May 2017

Annual Nature NL Long Pond Clean-up in Celebration of International Migratory Bird Day

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Splash Facility, Long Pond, 220 Morrissey Road
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B Canada
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Nature Newfoundland and Labrador is holding our annual clean-up of Long Pond on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 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). This year, we are using this event to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day! As the theme this year is "Stopover Sites" we are taking this opportunity to clean up the Long Pond shoreline, which provides important nesting and…

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May Talk: Connecting New Canadians and Nature

May 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
MUN Science Building, Room SN 2105, 230 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7 Canada
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    Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the MUN Science Building, Rooms SN2105 Parking is available in Lot 15B (Near the Music School)  if the gate is open.   Elizabeth (Liz) Andres will talk about our project, “Connecting New Canadians and Nature”.  NatureNL secured funding for this pilot project and Liz served as the project coordinator. We collaborated with the Association for New Canadians and the Grand Concourse Authority to plan, carry out, and evaluate activities tailored specifically…

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Nature Nook at The Rooms

May 21, 2017 @ 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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Explore our Province’s plants, animals, and wild spaces with Nature NL. In partnership with The Rooms, we offer hands-on sessions to interact with real specimens like seal pelts, skulls, whale baleen, antlers, moose fur, and a variety of rocks and minerals of our province. We have a library of books for kids and adults as well as puppets and stuffed toys for the little ones to play with. Ask our naturalists questions about our natural world and the wildlife of…

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June 2017

Nature Nook at The Rooms

June 4, 2017 @ 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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Explore our Province’s plants, animals, and wild spaces with Nature NL. In partnership with The Rooms, we offer hands-on sessions to interact with real specimens like seal pelts, skulls, whale baleen, antlers, moose fur, and a variety of rocks and minerals of our province. We have a library of books for kids and adults as well as puppets and stuffed toys for the little ones to play with. Ask our naturalists questions about our natural world and the wildlife of…

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Bidgood’s Park Bird Walk

June 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bidgood’s Park, Power's road
Goulds, NL A1S Canada
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Explore the colourful and charming birds of Bidgood’s Park (Goulds, NL) with Megan Boucher (local birder and Nature NL boardmember) on Thursday June 15th at 6:30pm. This small natural area donated by the Bidgood family was turned into an accessible park in late 2014 and since then has proven to be an entertaining place for birders as proven by the 85 species documented there.   We will meet at the Northwest corner of the park in the gravel parking lot…

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Nature Nook at The Rooms

June 18, 2017 @ 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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Sunday, June 18th, 1-4pm Explore our Province’s plants, animals, and wild spaces with Nature NL. In partnership with The Rooms, we offer hands-on sessions to interact with real specimens like seal pelts, skulls, whale baleen, antlers, moose fur, and a variety of rocks and minerals of our province. We have a library of books for kids and adults as well as puppets and stuffed toys for the little ones to play with. Ask our naturalists questions about our natural world…

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The Charlie Horwood Memorial Lady Slipper Walk

June 24, 2017 @ 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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  NatureNL has an annual short fieldtrip on Mount Scio to view the pink lady slipper orchids.  Initially this walk was led by Charlie Horwood, a long-time natural historian and a founding member of NatureNL.  Since his death, we have continued the traditional outing as the Charlie Horwood Memorial Lady Slipper Walk. While the re-growth and development of trails in the area have markedly reduced their numbers, we typically see several hundred blooms in the 75 minute easy walk. Due…

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Whale Festival at Cape Spear

June 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cape Spear, Blackhead Road
St. John's, NL Canada
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Come visit the Nature NL booth at the Whale Festival! See a giant Minke Whale skeleton and keep an eye out for whales with us. More details to come soon. To be held at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, Sunday June 25th 2017, 10am-4pm.

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August 2017

Nature Nook at The Rooms

August 6, 2017 @ 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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Explore our Province’s plants, animals, and wild spaces with Nature NL. In partnership with The Rooms, we offer hands-on sessions to interact with real specimens like seal pelts, skulls, whale baleen, antlers, moose fur, and a variety of rocks and minerals of our province. We have a library of books for kids and adults as well as puppets and stuffed toys for the little ones to play with. Chat with our naturalists about our natural world and the wildlife of the…

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September 2017

Birds at Bidgood Park with Catherine & Alison

September 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Bidgood’s Park, Power's road
Goulds, NL A1S Canada
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Catherine Barrett and Alison Mews will lead a birding walk for Nature NL through Bidgood Park in The Goulds (St. John's) on Sunday September 17th 2017, 8am - approximately 930am. Join us for this fall birding walk with an experienced and engaging birder. We will meet at the Northwest corner of the park in the gravel parking lot on the left-hand side of Power’s road (from the turnoff on Backline Road). On the park map below, this is the secondary…

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