Tuesday, 3 May 2016

EcoSask News, May 3, 2016

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Upcoming Events
Green Burials, May 5
There will be a presentation on the alternatives, ecological impact, and legalities of green burial on May 5 at The Stand (615 Main Street).

Canadian Burrowing Owls, May 12 (Val Marie)
Dr. Geoff Holroyd, retired from Environment Canada, will talk about Canadian burrowing owl, why they’re declining and what can be done at 7:30 pm, May 12, in Val Marie.

Last Mountain Bird Observatory, May 14
In honour of International Migratory Birds Day, Nature Saskatchewan is hosting an event at Last Mountain Bird Observatory from 10 am to 3 pm, May 14. There will be activities, geocaching, and a free barbecue lunch.

Great Canadian Birdathon, May 14 (Regina)
Nature Saskatchewan will be hosting the Great Canadian Birdathon on May 14, starting in Regina and ending at Last Mountain Bird Observatory.

Storytelling for Wildlife Rehab, May 14
Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation is hosting a fundraising dinner with Bonnie Logan, storyteller, on May 14.

Wildlife Rehab Volunteer Orientation, May 15
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is offering a volunteer orientation session on May 15 from 1-3 pm in Saskatoon. Additional sessions are being planned for other centres around the province; check the WRSOS website for additional information.


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Native Prairie Appreciation Week Tour, June 16-17
Blues, Bats, and Blue Gramma on June 16-17 will be part of this year’s Native Prairie Appreciation Week. The two-day event will include a kids’ discovery tour, plant ID training and quiz, and a local producer tour.

Nature Saskatchewan Spring Meet, June 17-19
Nature Saskatchewan will hold their Spring Meet in Wolseley, June 17-19.

Native Prairie Appreciation Spring Camp, June 17-19
SaskOutdoors is partnering with PCAP to offer a Spring Camp from June 17-19 following Native Prairie Appreciation Week.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Young Naturalists
June 1-30 – Bluebird Trail
Aug. 12 – Grasslands Field Trip
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.

Golden Eagles
May 5, 8 am – Northeast Swale
May 12, 7:30 am – Cranberry Flats & Beaver Creek
May 19, 8 am – Warblers at the Forestry Farm Park
May 26, 8:30 am – Innovation Place, Nature in the City
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate in Golden Eagle field trips.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
May 19, 5-7 pm – Picnic at Gabriel Dumont Park
May 21, 9 am-3 pm – Perdue Area Shorebirds
May 22, 2-10 pm – Sparrow and Marsh Birds Field Trip
May 23, 9-11 am – Holiday Park Birding
May 28 – Spring Bird Count
May 29, 1:30-4:30 pm – Butterfly Field Trip
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Nature Regina Field Trips
May 25, 6:30-8:30 pm – A E Wilson Park
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar

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