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26 Apr 2018 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bird Bowmont Park for early migrants

Bird Bowmont Park for early migrants. Meet at the west end of Bowmont Park, North of Bow River, East of 85th Street NW bridge at off-leash dog park parking area. Car pool to East entrance of Bowmont Park at 52nd St NW. Walk from East entrance (52nd St NW) to West entrance (85th St NW) of Bowmont Park – approx 7 kms – some hills. Bring snacks and refreshments as appropriate. Leader, Dan Parliament 403-247-4987.

28 Apr 2018 8:30 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. (no 37st access).  Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997

28 Apr 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nature Kids Explorer Day Activity

Nature Kids Explorer Day Activity: “Walk Amongst the Monsters, Calgary’s Massive Douglas Fir”

Join local naturalist Andrew Stiles for a stroll through a unique Douglas Fir sanctuary.  Here we will learn the history and important characteristics of this enduring conifer, some as old as 289 years.  Meet at 8840 33 Ave NW, Calgary.  Leaders: Joan Walker, herbiehilda@gmail.com403-271-4578;  Katie Donohue, katiedonohue26@gmail.com

29 Apr 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bird Frank Lake

Bird Frank Lake. Bring lunch Meet at the first Parking Lot in the Glenfield area of east Fish Creek PP in Calgary. The Glenfield area is in the southeast corner of the Canyon Meadows Drive-Macleod Trail intersection and is accessed via Bannister Road. Leader Tony Timmons, 403 256-0754

29 Apr 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Flowering plants of Reader Rock Garden

Flowering plants of Reader Rock Garden. Meet in the parking lot S off 25 Av SE, just E of Macleod Tr and S of Stampede Grounds. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248

1 May 2018 7:00 am - 10:30 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.

5 May 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

South through the hills to the Priddis-Millarville

South through the hills to the Priddis-Millarville areas for Songbirds, waterfowl, Raptors, and, others. Incredible scenery. Bring lunch. Carpooling. Meet in the Parking Lot at Glenfield in Fish Creek PP off Bannister Road in the southeast corner of the Macleod Trail-Canyon Meadows Overpass. Leader, Terry Korolyk, 403-254-1878.

8 May 2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meadowlark Meander at Confluence Park

Meadowlark Meander at Confluence Park. Meet at the parking lot at Beddington Blvd and Beddington Trail NE. Leader, John McFaul 403 289-9517.

12 May 2018 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Bird Calgary Region 80 km Circle Northeast Quadrant

Bird Calgary Region 80 km Circle Northeast Quadrant.  07:30 am to approx. 7:00 pm.  Meeting place is the northwest end of Deerfoot City Shopping Centre (64th Ave and Deerfoot Trail NE) parking lot in Calgary to arrange carpooling*.  Please email hheffler@shaw.ca by Thursday May 10. Leader Howard Heffler, (403) 284-2961.  Registration required.

*The Audubon Society has designated 2018 as the “Year of the Bird”.  To celebrate this Nature Calgary is planning a series of birding field trips from mid May to mid June to explore Calgary and the surrounding areas in the Calgary 80 km birding circle.  These trips will be led by Bob Lefebvre, Andrew Hart, Howard Heffler, and Rose Painter.  These are all full day trips, many to locations with limited safe parking.  Car pooling will be required, if you can not agree to car pool please do not come on these trips.  Registration is required for each trip since up to date information may require a change in meeting place, or even trip date.

13 May 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Botany Stroll in NW Calgary

Botany Stroll in NW Calgary.  Look for native grassland plants in one or two Natural Area Parks in NW Calgary.  Meet near intersection of Tuscany Ravine Rd NW and Tuscany Ravine Heights NW.  Alternate date Thu May 17 6:30pm. Leader, Linda Vaxvick 403-239-9434 or lvaxvick*@*telus.net.

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