Saskatoon Nature Society

Connecting People and Nature

Monthly Meetings and Speaker Programme

Listen, learn, and share ideas with people who are passionate about our natural world! 

SNS offers a monthly speaker programme from September to April on the third Thursday of the month. All meetings are live streamed through Zoom.

During the fall and spring months presentations will be in hybrid format: speakers will present live at in-person meetings while being simultaneously streamed through Zoom. During winter months speakers may be streamed from outside the Saskatoon region and on these occasions, there will be no in-person meeting.

All are welcome to attend these meetings either in-person or through Zoom. Look for details about each month’s meeting in the SNS membership newsletter, confirming any in-person meeting time and place. A reminder email with the meeting details and Zoom link will be sent to each member whose current email address is on file.

Non-members who wish to attend through Zoom should provide their name and email address to Claire Bullaro at c.bear@sasktel.net for each meeting. Please consider becoming a member of the Saskatoon Nature Society if you wish to receive the Zoom link automatically each month.

In person meetings are held on the University of Saskatchewan Campus and are thus subject to the university’s rules regarding COVID restrictions. At present, masks and social distancing are encouraged but not required. We will not be providing shared refreshments, so please bring your own drinks and snacks.

The monthly meetings include announcements from the SNS president. If you have an announcement or notice, please contact the president at least 2 days before the meeting.

Click HERE for the current meeting information

current activities

Swale Bioblitz

Sunday, July 21, 9 AM – 12 PM

We will explore the swale identifying native plants and birds using iNaturalist / eBird and searching for any
species at risk. You may stay for as long as you like.
Leaders: Sara Bryson and others
Register by text by July 18 to 306-261-6156.

Shorebird Trip

Saturday, July 27, 9 AM – 3:00 PM

Bring a lunch. Bring a scope if you have one.
We will drive along rural roads looking for sandpipers and plovers.
Meet at Western Development Museum by grain elevator
https://maps.app.goo.gl/uf35ExYE39WvpWjRA
Leader: Kerry Hjertaas (kerry.hjertaas@usask.ca)

Nature Trip to NCC* Asquith Nature Destination

Sunday, August 4, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Members only. We will hike the nature trail looking for wild plants and birds on this property. We will use the new “Asquith Nature Destination Trailside Flowers” pamphlet. We hope to find bluebirds and orioles. Bring water, lunch, sunhat and a backpack. We will stop for lunch in the meadow.
Leader: Sara Bryson (306-261-6156)

Lakewood and Heritage Park Bird Walk

Saturday, August 10, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

We will walk the trails in these adjacent parks to look for water and song birds.
Meet at the north end of the gravel parking area to the east of the civic centre building.
Leader: Diego Medina (306-318-7625)

Forestry Farm Warbler Walk

August 24, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

We will walk through this park looking for migrating warblers.
Meet in the parking lot next to the old superintndent’s residence.
Note: Parking fee is $5.
Leader: Kerry Hjertaas (306-260-6602)

Fall Bird Count

Saturday, September 7.

This count covers the city plus the rural area SE of Saskatoon.

To Register please send your full contact information to
trips@saskatoonature.org
Organizer: Stan Shadick
Compiler: Kerry Hjertaas

Shorebird Trip

Saturday, July 27, 9 AM – 3:00 PM

Bring a lunch. Bring a scope if you have one. We will drive along rural roads looking for sandpipers and plovers.

Meet at Western Development Museum by grain elevator.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/uf35ExYE39WvpWjRA


Leader: Kerry Hjertaas (kerry.hjertaas@usask.ca)

The Saskatoon Nature Society and the Nature Conservancy of Canada have joined together to manage a property near Asquith, Saskatchewan. SaskTel’s MaxTV has produced a video to showcase this beautiful area.

Click here for the video.

What else can I do?

Other Activities

Swale Bioblitz

Sunday, July 21, 9 AM – 12 PM We will explore the swale identifying native plants and birds using iNaturalist / eBird and searching for anyspecies at risk. You may stay for as long as you like.Leaders: Sara Bryson and othersRegister by text by July 18 to...

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Shorebird Trip

Saturday, July 27, 9 AM – 3:00 PM Bring a lunch. Bring a scope if you have one.We will drive along rural roads looking for sandpipers and plovers.Meet at Western Development Museum by grain elevator https://maps.app.goo.gl/uf35ExYE39WvpWjRALeader: Kerry Hjertaas...

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Nature Trip to NCC* Asquith Nature Destination

Sunday, August 4, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Members only. We will hike the nature trail looking for wild plants and birds on this property. We will use the new “Asquith Nature Destination Trailside Flowers” pamphlet. We hope to find bluebirds and orioles. Bring water, lunch,...

read more

Lakewood and Heritage Park Bird Walk

Saturday, August 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM We will walk the trails in these adjacent parks to look for water and song birds.Meet at the north end of the gravel parking area to the east of the civic centre building.Leader: Diego Medina (306-318-7625)

read more

Forestry Farm Warbler Walk

August 24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM We will walk through this park looking for migrating warblers.Meet in the parking lot next to the old superintndent's residence.Note: Parking fee is $5.Leader: Kerry Hjertaas (306-260-6602)

read more

Fall Bird Count

Saturday, September 7. This count covers the city plus the rural area SE of Saskatoon. To Register please send your full contact information totrips@saskatoonature.orgOrganizer: Stan ShadickCompiler: Kerry Hjertaas

read more

Young Naturalist 2024 Bluebird Trail Schedule

The Mary Houston Bluebird Trail Here are the tentative dates for the 2024 Young Naturalists Bluebird Trail Monitoring (as best as I can predict) and some information about our Bluebird Trail.  (This schedule will be subject to change.  Updates will be posted...

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Shorebird Trip

Saturday, July 27, 9 AM – 3:00 PM Bring a lunch. Bring a scope if you have one. We will drive along rural roads looking for sandpipers and plovers.Meet at Western Development Museum by grain elevator.https://maps.app.goo.gl/uf35ExYE39WvpWjRA Leader: Kerry Hjertaas...

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Beginner Bird ID Workshop

Join Birds Canada’s Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator LeeAnn Latremouille for an online Beginner Bird ID workshop. Aimed at beginners, the hour-long workshop will cover the basic tools used in bird watching, the fundamentals of bird identification, and an...

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Saskatoon Young Naturalists

UPDATED June 10, 2024 Welcome to the Saskatoon Young Naturalists. 2024 is our 56th year of hands-on conservation education.The Young Naturalists program is a collection of nature-based activities designed for kids aged 5 to 11 years and their families. TO REGISTER for...

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Printed Resources

Saskatoon Nature Society produces a number of publications which can be viewed by clicking below.

Field Trips

Everyone is welcome to attend field trips. Lots of information is available by clicking below.

Become a member

Membership in the Saskatoon Nature Society costs $20 per year. Donations to SNS qualify for a tax receipt.

Explore Saskatoon

Find a ‘Nature Hot Spot’ in Saskatoon.

HOT SPOTS

Saskatoon has many public parks and a whole river valley to explore. Many bird species, animals, plants and other wildlife can be found right in our city.

MORE INFO

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Saskatoon Nature Society

Connecting People and Nature

Saskatoon Nature Society
Box 27013 Grosvenor Park
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9

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Contact Us

president@saskatoonnature.org

Saskatoon Nature Society
Box 27013 Grosvenor Park
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9