ECT Birdwatching Hike with CPAWS-NL

Join CPAWS-NL for a walk along the East Coast Trail near St. John’s to view nesting seabirds. The hike will take place on Thursday July 20 at 2:00pm.

Meet at the Freshwater Bay trail parking lot on Blackhead Road just east of Shea Heights at 1:45. From there we will walk to Peggy’s Leg to view nesting seabirds. Total distance of hike (round trip) will be about 9km and should take 3-4 hours. Difficulty is moderate. Be sure to bring appropriate footwear and sufficient food and water.

For more information CPAWS-NL can be contacted at (709) 726-5800 or

Charlie Horwood Memorial Lady Slipper Walk

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10am-12pm

NatureNL has an annual short fieldtrip on Mount Scio to view the pink lady slipper orchids. Initially this walk was led by Charlie Horwood, a long-time natural historian and a founding member of NatureNL. Since his death, we have continued the traditional outing as the Charlie Horwood Memorial Lady Slipper Walk. While the re-growth and development of trails in the area have markedly reduced their numbers, we typically see several hundred blooms in the 75 minute easy walk. Due to the late spring we have scheduled the outing a week later than it traditionally would have been.

We will meet at the MUN Vivarium Parking Lot, off Mount Scio Road, opposite and a bit east of the MUN Botanical Garden entrance. Park in the paved lot off that roadway, on the right very near Mount Scio Road.

For more details, contact Allan Stein, or visit us at
Leader: Allan Stein | | (709)895-2056

NatureTalks – St. Johns

Facebook event: NatureTalks – St. Johns

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) NatureTalks speaker series is visiting St. John’s for the first time in its five-year history, on June 8th, 2017 at Memorial University.

NatureTalks is a thought-provoking evening of discussion. Join us as a panel of experts expand our views of Canada’s nature as a resource, an inspiration and a place that sustains life.

Event speakers:

-Karen Clarke-Whistler: Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group
-Dan Kraus: National Conservation Biologist, NCC
-Lori McCarthy: Owner/Operator, Cod Sound
-Richard Louv (video): Author, Last Child in the Woods, Vitamin N
-More speakers to be announced!

Moderated by:
Jane Gilbert: Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, NCC

More information:
Price: $10 per ticket OR $15 for two tickets
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Location: Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, MUN – St. John’s Campus, 230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s, NL
Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7:00 p.m

Questions? Email or call 1-800-465-8005