Encouraging the appreciation, observation, study, conservation and protection of all components of the natural world.

© Anne K. Elliot


Pileated Woodpecker – © Phil Smith

Nature Calgary’s newsletter “Nature News” is published eight times per year. Each issue has complete field trip listings, announcements, photos, and many items of general interest.  Schedule below

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Latest newsletters:

July/August 2018

  • Annual bus trip is on June 23
  • Bird Watching Camp for Kids runs from July 3 to July 6
  • Summer field trips

June 2018

  • Final Speaker Series for the season
  • Spring field trips
  • Volunteer opportunities

May 2018

  • Survey Results
  • Volunteer with Nature Kids
  • Get involved with May Species Count or Calgary Area Nest box Monitors

April 2018

  • Events for Nature Kids, Bird Study Group and Field Trips
  • Volunteer opportunities with youth, the Banff BioBlitz, and others
  • Dates for May Species Counts and other events

February/March 2018

  • New Nature Calgary Board
  • Events for Nature Kids, Bird Study Group and Field Trips
  • Monthly Speaker Series

December 2017/January 2018

  • Christmas bird count
  • Nature Kids events
  • Speaker Series and field trips

October/November 2017

  • Field Trip
  • Fall Banquet information
  • General Interest – Nature things to do in and around Calgary

September 2017

  • Fall Banquet announcement
  • Speakers, field trips, and Star Night
  • Bus Trip report

June 2017

  • Details on Annual Bus Trip and annual Waterton Weekend
  • Volunteer opportunities for Weaselhead BioBlitz and others
  • New discount provider for members
  • May Species counts

May 2017

  • Request for feedback regarding Draft Castle Management Plan
  • Details on Annual Bus Trip!
  • Volunteer opportunities for International Migratory Bird Day (May 14) at IBS!
  • Talks, field trips
  • Events by Friends of Fish Creek, Alberta Native Plant Council, Alberta Wilderness Association and others!

April 2017

  • Calgary Environmental Achievement Award Nomination
  • May Species Count
  • Talks, field trips

February/March 2017

  • New Board
  • Christmas Bird Count report
  • General meeting non-member fee

December 2016/January 2017

  • Board elections – Volunteer for a Board position
  • Christmas Bird Counts
  • Talks and field trips – note change Fri Nov 18 

October/November 2016

  • Fall Banquet
  • Talks, field trips
  • New mileage policy for field trip leaders

September 2016

  • May Species count report
  • Talks and field trips
  • Eaglewatch
  • Non-motorized outdoor recreation suvey
  • Fall Banquet

July-August 2016

  • Field trips
  • Photos from Bus Trip
  • Citizen Science and other wildlife volunteer opportunities

June 2016

  • May Species Counts
  • Field trips
  • School Grants

May 2016

  • May Species Counts
  • Annual Waterton Weekend
  • Annual Bus Trip to Ellis Bird Farm and JJ Collett Natural Area
  • N. American Bluebird Society conference at Ellis Bird Farm
  • Lots of field trips



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