Welcome to Nature Regina

Explore, learn, and enjoy the outdoors with Nature Regina.

Butterfly capture

Butterfly Study on a June Field Trip

Nature Regina’s Mission is to foster a greater appreciation of all aspects of the natural environment through presentations, field trips, education programs and environmental advocacy.

What you can enjoy with Nature Regina: Whether you’re curious about those little yellow birds that appear in your yard every year, the purple flowers along the highway, or the latest research on topics like the migration of burrowing owls, Nature Regina’s presentations, field trips and newsletters will enrich your understanding and experience of the natural environment. Check the calendar for a complete schedule of presentations, field trips and events.

Noah Johnson, U of R MSc student and a recent guest speaker for Nature Regina, is studying bull snakes in Saskatchewan. Noah is working with Dr. Christopher Somers, (University of Regina), and Dr. Ray Poulin, (Royal Saskatchewan Museum), and is asking Nature Regina members and friends to report any bull snake sightings. This information will be used to help better understand the distribution of this understudied species in our province. The following information is really useful:
       Description: (e.g. adult snake roughly 1m in length                                     seen crossing the road)
       Observer:
       Date or date range:
       Location: (coordinates or land locations are great, but a                         good description of the general area will do                             also)
        Any other interesting details or notes:
Send your comments to Noah Brian Johnson at njohn028@uottawa.ca 

Find your camera, charge up your batteries, and polish your lenses for Nature Regina’s first ever Members’ Calendar Photo Challenge.

More information and contest rules here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Urban Wildlife Institute is a first-of-its-kind network of urban wildlife researchers, educators, and advocates who collect data to help solve the biodiversity crisis facing our world today. It is currently comprised of 24 cities across the US and Canada and is steadily growing as the largest network of systematic urban ecological research in existence today. They are looking to engage Regina residents in a citizen science project that will both facilitate a deeper connection with nature and inform wildlife management and pest control within city limits. For more information on this project contact Leanne Heisler at leanne.heisler@gov.sk.ca or 306-541-3819.

Information and Itinerary for Grasslands National Park Field Trip June 5-8, 2020.

Nature Regina cares for the Native Plant Garden at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. We’ve been working hard to make the garden look great. Thank you to those who helped at the garden over the summer. The garden is looking in great shape for the winter. See you next Spring!
On September 16, 2019 we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Native Plant Garden. See photos from the event here.

Protect Our Prairie Grasslands – Sign the Petition Now

 

Protect and conserve Saskatchewan’s natural environment.

Some of the garden work crew

Nature Regina acts within Regina’s environmental community, participating in a number of collaborative projects and speaking to local and provincial governments about environmental issues. Nature Regina’s conservation efforts focus on Hidden Valley, a nature refuge it owns along the Qu’Appelle Valley, and on the native plant garden it maintains at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Nature Regina is a local affiliate of Nature Saskatchewan


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