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

Pike Lake Birding Trip

Saturday March 16, 9 AM – 12:00 PM

We plan to drive out to Pike Lake to look for woodpeckers, nuthatches, Pine Grosbeaks, Bohemian Waxwings and other late winter birds. Leader: Kerry Hjertaas

Meet by the grain elevator in the parking lot for the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue. Register before March 15 by sending your full name(s) and cell phone number and trip name by email to kerry.hjertaas@usask.ca

Owling Evening Trip

Thursday, March 28, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

We plan to drive south of Saskatoon and make stops to listen for any Northern Saw-whet Owls or Great Horned Owls. Leaders: Joshua Erikson and Marten Stoffel

Meet by the grain elevator in the parking lot for the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue. Register before March 27 by sending your full name(s) and cell phone number and trip name by email to trips@saskatoonnature.org

Photo by Trent Watts

Sharp-tailed Grouse Dance Trip

April (TBA)

SNS Members Only. We will drive out of town well before dawn on a weekday morning to view this sunrise ritual from a road south of Bradwell. We should return to the city by 8:30 AM.
Leader: Stan Shadick
Register before April 1 by sending your full name(s) and cell phone number and trip name by email to trips@saskatoonnature.org
Date of trip TBA.

Bluebird Trip

Saturday April 6, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We plan to drive in a short convoy west of Saskatoon in search of Mountain Bluebirds. The round trip distance should be less than 150 km.
Meet in the parking lot for the Esso Station near the intersection of highway 7 and 11th St W.
Leader: Kerry Hjertaas
Register before April 5 by sending your full name(s) and cell phone number and trip name by email to kerry.hjertaas@usask.ca

Holiday Park River Walk

Sunday April 7, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

We plan to follow the walking trail from the park to Gordie Howe bridge and back. Look for ducks, gulls, and any other signs of spring. Wear good waterproof shoes and bring a water bottle. Admire the new pathways/benches set up by the Meewasin Valley Authority. May be postponed if weather is bad. Meet at the south end of Avenue K.
Leader: Kathlin Simpkins
Register before April 6 by sending your full name(s) and cell phone number and trip name by email to kaelraye@gmail.com

Nature Notes Update

Nature Notes Update

In case you didn’t notice there is a new edition of Nature Notes for your reading pleasure.

Check it out HERE

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

Pike Lake Birding Trip

Saturday March 16, 9 AM - 12:00 PM We plan to drive out to Pike Lake to look for woodpeckers, nuthatches, Pine Grosbeaks, Bohemian Waxwings and other late winter birds. Leader: Kerry Hjertaas Meet by the grain elevator in the parking lot for the Western Development...

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Owling Evening Trip

Thursday, March 28, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM We plan to drive south of Saskatoon and make stops to listen for any Northern Saw-whet Owls or Great Horned Owls. Leaders: Joshua Erikson and Marten Stoffel Meet by the grain elevator in the parking lot for the Western...

read more

Sharp-tailed Grouse Dance Trip

April (TBA) SNS Members Only. We will drive out of town well before dawn on a weekday morning to view this sunrise ritual from a road south of Bradwell. We should return to the city by 8:30 AM. Leader: Stan Shadick Register before April 1 by sending your full name(s)...

read more

Bluebird Trip

Saturday April 6, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM We plan to drive in a short convoy west of Saskatoon in search of Mountain Bluebirds. The round trip distance should be less than 150 km. Meet in the parking lot for the Esso Station near the intersection of highway 7 and 11th St W....

read more

Holiday Park River Walk

Sunday April 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM We plan to follow the walking trail from the park to Gordie Howe bridge and back. Look for ducks, gulls, and any other signs of spring. Wear good waterproof shoes and bring a water bottle. Admire the new pathways/benches set up by the...

read more

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 February 13, 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

Support Saskatoon Nature Society’s education and conservation programs through a donation.

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