Golden Eagles 

 The Golden Eagles is a sub-group of Saskatoon Nature Society. Most of us are ‘seniors’ but we invite anyone interested in birds and the many aspects of our natural, cultural and historic heritage to join our field trips. Participants should be members of the Saskatoon Nature Society and consider membership in Nature Saskatchewan, our provincial affiliate. Contact the trip leader for more information.  

We meet each Thursday morning from April to October, and once a month from November to March. For out-of-town trips we generally carpool, meeting first at Churchill Shopping Centre, Taylor St. and Clarence Ave. Participants are expected to share gasoline costs and should make arrangements with the driver to do so. Unless indicated, there is no other charge. If a trip involves a guided tour of a facility, participants may be asked to make a donation to the facility. 

Bring lunch, drinks and chairs, unless otherwise noted. Members with CB or FRS radios should bring them on out-of-town trips. 

Participants can depart early, if they wish. Phone the trip leader if you have any questions. Dress for the weather. 

NCC Acreage near Maymont

Thursday, June 20, 7:30 AM

We’ll access 350 acres of private property under a Nature Conservancy of Canada easement. It’s a combination of aspen parklands, wetlands, and valley slopes, with various wildflowers depending on moisture conditions.

Picnic lunch on the property.

Leader: Bob Armstrong (306-343-1269).

Three-flowered Avens. Photo by Trent Watts.

Mark Thompson Park and Pioneer Cemetery

Thursday, June 27, 8:30 AM

Jeff O’Brien, Saskatoon historian, will join us. See Nature Viewing Sites, p. 88.

Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre.

Lunch at Western Development Museum.

Leader: Joan Feather (306-653-3160).

Jeff O’Brien, City of Saskatoon archivist.

Birds, Gardens and Art

Thursday, July 11, 8:00 AM

Two private homes and yards.

Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre.

Leaders: Joan Feather (306-653-3160) and Lorne Sperling (306-978-4316).

Lilac. Photo by Trent Watts.

Stuglin Acreage and Gardens

Thursday, July 18, 8:00 AM

We will be walking trails in aspen woods. There are many bird feeders with a great variety of summer songbirds.

Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre.

Leader: Hilda Noton (306-374-0674).

American Goldfinch. Photo by Trent Watts.

Honey Extraction Facility, Langham

Thursday, July 25, 8:00 AM

Bar BB Honey Ranch, the home of happy bees.

Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre.

Leaders: Dave and Louise Cook (306-955-4764).

Caragana flower and bee. Photo by Trent Watts.

Nature Walk at Schmeiser’s Acreage

Thursday, August 8, 8:00 AM

We will be looking at native habitat, with Eagle Creek running through it. We may see Bank Swallows and Great Blue Herons.

Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre.

Leader: Irene Schmeiser (306-374-4360).

Great Blue Heron. Photo by Trent Watts.

Shorebirds

Thursday, August 15, 8:00 AM

Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre.

Leaders: John Patterson and Val Martz (306-371-9354).

Yellowlegs. Photo by Trent Watts.

Wolf Willow Winery

Thursday, August 22, 8:00 AM

Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre.

Leaders: Dave and Louise Cook (306-955-4764).

Lakewood and Heritage Parks

Thursday, August 29, 8:00 AM

See Nature Viewing Sites, pp. 72 and 84. Lakewood ponds have waterbirds and surrounding natural habitat with a variety of songbirds. Soras have nested at Lakewood in previous years.

Meet in the northwest area of Lakewood Civic Centre parking lot, 1635 McKercher Drive.

Leader: Hilda Noton (306-374-0674).

Common Terns. Photo by Trent Watts.

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Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8