Learn about and experience the rich diversity of nature by joining one of our field trips with an expert naturalist guide. To maximize your experience, outings are limited to eight participants (unless otherwise noted). Our program offers field trips featuring different aspects of natural history and caters to all levels of experience and energy. 



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.

Upcoming Field Trips

Field Trips

Fall / Winter 2020:

Regular group field trips and workshops are not being offered however, we are offering Shrew Nature Reserve Tours.

Would you like a free tour of the Shrew Nature Reserve? We will be offering walks around the Reserve on selected days this fall. Learn about the biological restoration programs currently underway, the MOTUS wildlife tracking system, and more. Shrew purchased this 8-acre property in 2015 to ensure it would never be

developed, and began a biological restoration program aimed at creating and enhancing habitat for plants and animals. The habitat on site is roughly equally divided between a Provincially Significant Wetland and creek, an old regenerating field, and a newly established mixed forest. Tours leave on the hour and last about 50 minutes, covering three-quarters of a kilometer along grass pathways on level ground. Tours run hourly starting at 9:00 a.m., continuing until 1:00 p.m. For safety reasons, tours are limited to individuals or

same-household parties. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a camera and binoculars if you have them. Book your tour here for one of the following dates:

*Sunday, October 25 th

*Monday, October 26 th

We may add new dates based on demand, so watch our website for announcements.

Feel free to give us a call any time at 613-243-4161.

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Bird Song Workshop

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Introduction to Birding

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Intermediate-level Birding

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Nesting Birds

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Giant Swallowtail

Butterflies and Dragonflies

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Natural Northumberland

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Shorebird Identification

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Fall Migration

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Purple Sandpipers

Gull Island Birding

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Northern Lepoard Frog

Naturalist's-eye View

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Nature Sketching

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