Plant Walk on The Bruce Trail at Chedoke

Dundurn Bus Loop 43.246325, -79.894881

Join Charlie Briggs for the first in a series of monthly plant walks this growing season. This outing will be an unstructured, mindful and slow paced hike along the Bruce Trail as it passes through the west end of downtown Hamilton. Time will be taken to identify and review early flowering trees and shrubs, as […]

40-Mile Creek Evening Hike with Bruce MacKenzie & Peter Thoem

(Rendezvous) LCBO Grimsby 25 Elm Street, Grimsby

Join HNC guest experts Bruce MacKenzie and Peter Thoem for an evening hike to 40-Mile Creek canyon in Grimsby for spring flowers, ferns and trees as well as migrant birds. This steep, sloping canyon has distinct  microclimates due to its sheltered position and orientation: the south-facing side being warmer and the north-facing side cooler resulting […]

Garlic Mustard Pull

Spooky Hollow Nature Sanctuary Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada

Join us for a morning of removing invasive Garlic Mustard at our Spooky Hollow Nature Sanctuary and enjoy the beautiful views of mature Carolinian forest. Depending on the time we may take a hike around one of the trail loops as well. Everyone is welcome and carpooling is encouraged. Gloves will be provided. Pulling will […]

Monthly Meeting: Lyme Disease – What is Happening in Ontario?

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

This talk will review the ticks that can be found on dogs and people in Ontario, and how to identify the tick responsible for Lyme disease. Data will be presented that indicate how the risk of Lyme disease is changing across Ontario and what will likely happen in the future. Strategies to reduce the risk […]

Plant Walk on the McNally Side Trail in Waterdown

McNally Side Trail Trailhead 43.331714, -79.880837

Join RBG's Nadia Cavallin and HNC's Charlie Briggs for this month's plant walk on the McNally Side Trail in Waterdown. This trail is part of the network of Bruce Trail sections in the area near Waterdown Road near the top of the Mountain. The plan is to identify the plants in flower or soon-to-be with […]

Plant Walk on The Bruce Trail behind The Walmart(!?) in Waterdown

(Rendezvous) Behind Staples' Waterdown 88 Dundas St. E., Waterdown, Ontario

Join Charlie Briggs for the June plant walk. This outing will be an unstructured, mindful and slow-paced hike along the Bruce Trail in the wooded area behind the human-made wetland area which is behind the Walmart in Waterdown. Time will be taken to identify and review what's flowering (or just growing) and what's flying (or […]

Bee Sweet Nature Co 4th Pollinator Festival

Bee Sweet Nature Co 4182 Sideroad 20 South, Puslinch, Ontario, Canada

In celebration of Pollinator Week (June 17 – 23, 2024) Bee Sweet Nature Co will be hosting their 4th annual pollinator festival on June 15, 2024. HNC will be there along with HCA, Pollination Guelph, Healthy Landscapes Guelph, Water Farms Guelph, RARE, Cambridge Rivers' Edge Gardeners, Root Rescue, and the Urquhart Butterfly Garden to chat […]

Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Nature Café

Copper Kettle Café 312 Dundas St E #4, Waterdown, Ontario, Canada

Are you interested in making your neighborhood more nature friendly? The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System invites you to an informative (and fun) evening with your neighbors and fellow nature enthusiasts! Join EcoPark System partner agency staff and experts on road ecology and local biodiversity as they share insights on how your backyard or balcony […]

Children’s Garden Party

Gage Park 42 Lawrence Rd, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

HNC will be at the 3rd annual Children's Garden Party Day with Butterflyway Hamilton to talk about native plants and pollinators! Are you ready for the ultimate garden extravaganza? Get set for an unforgettable adventure at The Little Planters' Children’s Garden Party!!! Join us for a day bursting with fun and excitement at our 3rd […]

Visitor Day at the SDDNS Banding Station

Sheelah Dunn Dooley Nature Sanctuary Burlington, Ontario, Canada

HNC members are invited to visit the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) bird banding station at Sheelah Dunn Dooley Nature Sanctuary on one of two designated visitor days this summer to learn about the program, bird banding, and the bird species of the sanctuary. Rain date will be July 13, 2024. Registration is required […]

Postponed Summer Tree Walk at Hamilton Cemetery

Hamilton Cemetery 777 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Rescheduled to Wednesday, Aug. 7 Join arborist Jeff Dickie for this month's tree-themed plant walk at Hamilton. We will be looking at a wide variety of tree species and participants will learn tips and tricks to help identify them. The meeting place is across the street in the parking lot for Dundurn Castle (610 York […]

Evening Volunteer Gardening

York Blvd Pollinator Gardens 397 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

As part of our collaborative Pollinator Paradise Project we steward several pollinator gardens across Hamilton. Join us for an evening gardening session at the York Blvd Parkette #2 pollinator gardens. Pull weeds, learn about native plants, pollinators, and gardening for nature, and meet like-minded folks. Gloves and tools will be provided or bring your own. […]