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

© Anne K. Elliott

All Events

17 Feb 2018 8:00 am - 11:00 am

West of Nanton For Golden Eagles

West of Nanton For Golden Eagles.  Meet Glenfield parking lot in East Fish Creek P.P.  8:00 a.m. Bring lunch. Will break for coffee in Nanton. Leader Tony Timmons 403-256-0754

17 Feb 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bird - Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

INGLEWOOD BIRD SANCTUARY. Meet in parking lot. The Sanctuary is located at 2425 – 9AVE. SE. From Deerfoot Tr take Blackfoot Tr  west turning left onto 19 St. SE, then left again onto 9 Ave SE & drive 1km east. Beginning birders welcome. Leader: Janet Gill 403 230-5671 or 403 831-7828. WEATHER PERMITTING. Check with leader if storming or severe cold.

19 Feb 2018 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Family Day at the Cross Conservation Area

Family Day at the Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA).  Meet at  at the parking lot, south end of 160th Street, south of Hwy 22X.  $2 required for sign-in.  Contact Grant Brydle preferably by email: jamesbrydle@shaw.ca or by phone: 403-720-4957.

21 Feb 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker Series - Wolves in Wolf Clothes

Wed Feb 21: Dr Lu Carbyn presents Wolves in Wolf Clothes. Dr Carbyn has many years of experience working with wolves around the world. He will draw on some of these experiences and will explore the many fascinating aspects of the biology, management and conservation of the wolf. This promises to be an interesting evening, as he will challenge some often widely held modern myths about several controversial topics.

Directions to Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park: On Deerfoot Tr, take the EAST Glenmore Tr exit. After you cross the Bow River, take the next exit (18 St. SE) and head south. At the 5th intersection, turn left onto Quarry Park Blvd SE, and then left again into the parking lot for CARDEL THEATRE.

24 Feb 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bird Griffith Woods Park

Bird Griffith Woods Park, 2.5 km W from Sarcee Tr on Hwy 8 (Glenmore Tr). At 69th St SW turn left into Discovery Ridge, continue past the traffic circle; at the bottom of the hill turn left on Discovery Ridge Link into the parking lot. Leader, Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961.

24 Feb 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bird North Glenmore Park

Bird North Glenmore Park. Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997 

1 Mar 2018 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey. 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.

3 Mar 2018 12:00 am - 9:45 am

Weaselhead Natural Area, Magpie Dispersal

Weaselhead Natural Area, Magpie Dispersal.  Watch hundreds of Magpies leave their roosts at sunrise (7:17a.m.) to disperse across the city. We will watch this phenomena from the top of the hill then we will walk down into the Natural Area to see other birds & mammals. Meet in the parking lot on the West side of 37 St at 66 Av SW.  To get there, take Crowchild Trail south into Lakeview turning right onto 66 Ave SW & drive west to 37 St into parking area. Leader: Bernie Diebolt  403 975-0665.

7 Mar 2018 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

BSG - Prairie Birding

Alberta’s Prairies hold a huge and rewarding diversity of bird species, many of which are hard to find elsewhere in the province.  This presentation will review some of the resources available to plan your prairie birding trips.  Then we will look at some favourite prairie birding spots.  The presentation will conclude with a discussion of some of the birding identification challenges that await you in the grasslands.

Presented by Andrew Hart and Michael Harrison, both long time Nature Calgary members.

11 Mar 2018 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Brown-Lowery Provincial Park and area

Brown-Lowery Provincial Park and area. Meet at the first parking lot in the Glennfield area of east Fish Creek PP for carpooling. Glennfield is the SE corner of the Canyon Meadows Dr. – Macleod Tr. intersection, accessed via Bannister Rd. Bring lunch. Expected return late afternoon. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2489.

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