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February 2018

Nature NL lecture: Grad student talks 2018

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For the third year in a row, we'll be repeating our popular graduate student mini-lectures. Hear from these engaging MUN student researchers about their work on subjects as diverse as hares, mosses, and nitrogen - but all centered around Newfoundland boreal forests. Travis Heckford, Ph.D. Candidate: Have you ever wondered why we find certain species together, or how distinct ecological communities form? My talk will address these issues and much more by investigating the how the building blocks of life,…

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Winter Gull Workshop 2018

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dominion grocery store – parking lot, 20 Lake Avenue
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
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  Did you know that Quidi Vidi Lake is internationally known for gull watching? The abundance and diversity of gulls attracts birdwatchers from all over the world. Nature NL will be hosting a winter gull workshop with local bird experts Jared Clarke (Bird the Rock), Lancy Cheng and Alvan Buckley at Quidi Vidi Lake. Learn to identify the many species of gulls that hang out in St. John’s in the winter and spend a fun wintry day at the lake with…

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March 2018

Photo night & AGM

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MUN Science Building, Room 2025 St. John's Canada + Google Map

Nature NL photo night & AGM We will bring some items to vote on for our membership. Renew your membership before this meeting to be able to vote. Are you a budding photographer and a storyteller too? Bring your nature photos on a USB drive to share. A short talk about a birding or nature trip along with photos is perfect. Thursday March 15th 2018, 7:30pm-9pm, MUN Science Building, St. John’s, NL. *Room SN 2025 in the Geography Department*. Free…

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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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Upcoming Events

  1. 2018 Holiday social for environmental organizations

    November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  2. Cape Spear birdwatching

    December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Kids Bird Count

    January 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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