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.

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current activities

Crocus Trip to Cranberry Flats

Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

We plan to hike over a local grassland area in search of Crocus blooms. Trip may be postponed depending upon the blooming conditions.
Leader: Sara Bryson
Register by emailing: demeter187@hotmail.com or phoning 306-261-6156.

Waterfowl trip

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We plan to drive to Brightwater Marsh and Blackstrap Lake to look for early waterfowl. Bring a lunch.
Meet in the parking lot in front of Wild Birds Unlimited in strip mall at SE corner of 8th Street at Emerson Avenue.
Register by texting 639-318-6055
Leader: Katelyn Luff

Donna Birkmaier Park Bird Walk

Monday, April 29, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

We plan to look for any birds in this naturalized city park.
Meet at parking lot near Taylor Street at Slimmon Road.

Leader: Kathlin Simpkins
Register in advance by email to: kaelraye@gmail.com

Warbler Walk at Forestry Farm Park

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

We will walk through the park looking for warblers and other songbirds.
Meet at small parking lot south of the old brick superintendent’s building on Rosybloom Lane.

Register by email to: kerry.hjertaas@usask.ca
Leader: Kerry Hjertaas

Birding trip to Proctor Lake

Monday, May 20, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A special opportunity to view the wetland and woodland birds near this prairie lake situated on a private pasture south of Dundurn.
Be prepared to walk over rough prairie and drive on rough prairie trails. Bring a lunch if you wish.
Meet at Dundurn Gas Plus Station parking lot and wear your binoculars.
Register by text to 306-321-7868
Leaders: Janine McManus and Bob Godwin.

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.

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Other Activities

Crocus Trip to Cranberry Flats

Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER We plan to hike over a local grassland area in search of Crocus blooms. Trip may be postponed depending upon the blooming conditions. Leader: Sara Bryson Register by emailing: demeter187@hotmail.com or...

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Waterfowl trip

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM We plan to drive to Brightwater Marsh and Blackstrap Lake to look for early waterfowl. Bring a lunch. Meet in the parking lot in front of Wild Birds Unlimited in strip mall at SE corner of 8th Street at Emerson Avenue. Register by...

read more

Donna Birkmaier Park Bird Walk

Monday, April 29, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM We plan to look for any birds in this naturalized city park. Meet at parking lot near Taylor Street at Slimmon Road. Leader: Kathlin Simpkins Register in advance by email to: kaelraye@gmail.com

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Warbler Walk at Forestry Farm Park

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon We will walk through the park looking for warblers and other songbirds. Meet at small parking lot south of the old brick superintendent’s building on Rosybloom Lane. Google Pin Register by email to: kerry.hjertaas@usask.ca...

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Birding trip to Proctor Lake

Monday, May 20, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM A special opportunity to view the wetland and woodland birds near this prairie lake situated on a private pasture south of Dundurn. Be prepared to walk over rough prairie and drive on rough prairie trails. Bring a lunch if you wish....

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Young Naturalists 2023 Bluebird Trail Schedule

Here are the tentative dates for the 2023 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). To register for a session,...

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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 April 12, 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...

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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

Become a Member

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Contact Us

president@saskatoonnature.org

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