We’ll look at a few of the objects that were discussed over the virtual winter sessions making use of a large telescope and Night Vision hardware that can be used to make very faint objects appear much brighter. The observing event is very much weather dependent so there will be a rain date (or two…).*
Ponds teem with a diversity of prey and predators that conduct their lives largely unseen below the surface. The online portion of this workshop will introduce you to some of these fascinating animals. The importance of vernal pools will be highlighted. These temporary ponds are crucial to the reproductive success of various creatures including wood
This session will introduce you to the beautiful world of wildflowers. We’ll cover identification features of spring ephemerals, along with taking a closer look at species that are common to the Guelph area. We’ll also touch on spring ephemeral natural history, lore, and helpful resources. Fee: $10 (plus HST) per person. Phone: 519-824-4120 Ext. 52113.
Spring has sprung, and there's no better time for birdwatching at The Arboretum! Migratory birds are making their way north from their tropical winter destinations, and our feathered residents have
Join us over the lunch hour for the third session in this wildlife education series! How to handle finding a baby duck or goose. Learn how to detect if they need your help, and the proper precautions to take for preventing the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). We will go through their natural
We’ll be exploring The Arboretum grounds, including the nature reserve, in search of beautiful spring ephemerals. The different habitats found in The Arboretum should allow us to find a variety of spring ephemerals. This in-person session should provide participants with the opportunity to practice identification skills learned in the virtual session. Fee: $60 (plus HST)