Field Trips

All are welcome to participate in field trips. Invite your friends! Carpooling for out-of-town trips is arranged at the meeting place. There are no fees unless indicated; however, participants are expected to share gasoline costs and should make arrangements with the driver to do so. Phone the trip leader if you have any questions. Participants can return early if they wish. Members with CB or FRS radios should bring them on out-of-town trips. For information on city buses, phone 306-975-3100.

Sanatorium Site Bird Walk

Sunday, January 12, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

We will walk through the former Sanatorium site portion of Holiday Park to look for arriving winter songbirds. This park is one of five naturalized parks in the city which is managed to promote a diversity of wild birds and mammals.


Meet at the south end of Avenue K, adjacent to Bowerman House. https://goo.gl/maps/wniy6XzhVkA2

Bus: Route 9 Riversdale departs downtown terminal at 1:31 PM and arrives at Avenue K and Schuyler about 1:45 PM. Walk south one block along Avenue K.

Leader: Kyron Giroux (306-281-6996)

Guide to Nature Viewing Sites: Page 126.

Red-breasted Nuthatch
by Nick Saunders nicksaundersnature.com
Meet at south end of Avenue K

Chorney acreage Bird Feeders

Sunday, January 19, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Members Only Event.
Saskatoon Nature Society members are invited to visit this private Grasswood acreage south of the city which has had the highest concentration of birds found during recent Boxing Day bird counts.

Non-members are welcome to participate after paying their 2020 membership
($20 single; $30 family).

Meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum’s parking lot on Lorne Ave.


Bus: Route 1 Exhibition departs downtown terminal at 1:31 PM and arrives on Lorne Avenue next to museum about 1:50 PM.

Leader: Marten Stoffel
(text: 306-230-9291).

Eurasian Collared-Dove
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com

Winter Twigs and Buds

Saturday, February 1, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The cold winter months provide an unique opportunity for people to identify trees and shrubs without leaves.  Winter buds, twigs and bark are unique for each tree and shrub species.  The field trip will be a hike through the Beaver Creek valley looking at the different tree species and identifying them without their leaves.

Meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum’s parking lot on Lorne Ave.

Bus: Route 1 Exhibition departs downtown terminal at 12:31 PM and arrives on Lorne Avenue next to museum about 12:50 PM.

Leader: Renny Grilz
(text: 306-262-4970)

A Guide to Nature Viewing Sites In and Around Saskatoon: Page 20.

Sharp-tailed Grouse in a tree
by Meghan Mickelson

Forestry Farm Bird Walk

Saturday, February 8, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

We will walk through this park watching for winter finches and other songbirds.


Meet at south end of “overflow” parking lot next to the main hall.


Leader: Bob Godwin
(306-343-8590).

Black-capped Chickadee
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com
Meet at red star on map.

Golden Eagles

Get information about this active sub-group of the SNS.

Young Naturalists

Nature activity for 5 – 11 year olds.

Plant and Animal Checklists

Download checklists here.

Saskatoon Nature Society

Connecting People and Nature

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

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