Shrew was formed in 2012 with the mission of promoting a better understanding of our natural world, through field trips, workshops, research and assisting landowners with stewardship of their properties. Our team has decades of combined experience in all aspects of natural history.
We offer courses and workshops that are geared to all levels of interest and experience as well as conduct biological assessments and inventories of both commercial and private properties.
Shrew is based at 240 Presqu’ile Parkway, an eight-acre property just outside the gate of Presqu’ile Provincial Park. The property, which includes wetland and upland field, was acquired for the sole purpose of protecting it from future development.
Out of an abundance of caution regarding the current uptick of COVID-19, we have decided to wait until next spring to offer further field trips and workshops. Although our group sizes are small and we are cautious, it just seems the prudent thing to do at this time. We were very glad to have been able to run field trips in the late summer and earlier this fall, and we can’t wait to get back at it in 2021! Please watch our website for an announcement about upcoming programs. We are still offering private guiding on request for individuals and household groups or we can come to your property to give you a guided nature walk. We would also be happy to help make your property more wildlife-friendly by making recommendations on plantings and bird feeder set-ups. To learn what’s living on your land, we offer comprehensive biological inventories.