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Atlas-3 2023 Kick-off – April 22nd & 23rd!

  Interested in Birds? Help us kick off the start of year three of Atlas-3 this April, at our first in-person kick-off event weekend! The event will focus on an introduction to Atlas-3 and how to best get involved. It is also a great way to meet fellow Atlassers, get hands-on training from experts, and ...

Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup Volunteer Day

rare - Lamb's Inn 1679 Blair Road, Cambridge

The Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup Volunteer Day will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Volunteers should gather at rare’s Lamb’s Inn parking lot at 1679 Blair Rd., at 1:00 p.m. where staff will lead people across Blair Road and down to the entrance to rare’s Blair Flats site (about 7 minutes). From there, we will proceed to the shoreline ...

How to Grow a Pollinator Garden – Dr. Victoria MacPhail, Presentation, Cambridge

rare - ECO Centre 768 Blair Road, Cambridge

Join Dr. Victoria MacPhail at the rare ECO Centre and Slit Barn (768 Blair Road in Cambridge) at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, for a presentation on How to Grow a Pollinator Garden. We’ve had great interest in our 1,000 Gardens Project, with people across Waterloo Region signing their gardens up as being friendly to native pollinator ...

How to Grow a Pollinator Garden

rare - ECO Centre 768 Blair Road, Cambridge

On Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m., you are invited to join Dr. Victoria MacPhail at the rare ECO Centre and Slit Barn at 768 Blair Road in Cambridge for our Conversation for Conservation on How to Grow a Pollinator Garden. Dr. MacPhail, coordinator at the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at York University will talk about the benefits of ...

Atlas-3 May 2023 Challenge

Win a pair of Vortex binoculars with the May challenge For the month of May, we want to celebrate all the improvements to the NatureCounts App. To be entered for your chance to win, use the app to submit ten complete checklists with at least one coded (breeding evidence) species. For a bonus entry, use ...

Come Join a Celebration of Spring at the Spring Plant Sale and EcoMarket!

rare Slit Barn 768 Blair Road, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

We are just eight days away from a celebration of spring and the start of the growing season. We're looking forward to hundreds of people passionate about growing things coming out to browse the thousands of herb, vegetable and pollinator-friendly seedlings available for sale. The event takes place at rare's Slit Barn at 768 Blair Road in ...

NANPS Spring Native Plant Sale in person for 2023!

Toronto Botanical Gardens 777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, Ontario

NANPS Spring Native Plant Sale in person for 2023! Sat, May 20  |  Toronto Botanical Garden - Floral Hall  |  9:30-2:30 pm   Wildflowers, shrubs, trees, ferns, vines, grasses and sedges provided by ethical growers approved by NANPS. Knowledgeable volunteers available for assistance. Free admission.

Garden Walk and Pollinator Talk with rare’s Planning Ecologist

Springbank Farm - rare Charitable Research Reserve 681 Blair Road, North Dumfries, Ontario

On Monday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to noon, everyone is invited to the parking lot at Springbank Farm (681 Blair Road) for a "Garden Walk and Pollinator Talk with rare's Planning Ecologist", Dr. Tom Woodcock. During this outdoor event, attendees will learn about the ecology behind the production of some of our favourite foods, and the interaction ...

Back to Basics: A Conversation Among Leaders about Ethical Space

For this final Shifting the Paradigm forum event we will be addressing Ethical space in the conservation sector by listening to panelists’ experiences with ethical space and diving deeper into understanding why we need these conversations and how organizations can start to make that shift.  We know that ethical space is the intersection of reconciliation and ...


Join a mini square bash near Peterborough

Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes Atlassers are teaming up to conduct a mini square bash over the last weekend of June (June 24/25) to fill some gaps in Kawartha Lakes. All atlassers are welcome to help! To register or to get more information, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/QXqey3B1WxrGp5f6A

TBCG Environmental Advocates Blog Contest

The Canadian Environmental Law Foundation is holding a blog writing contest for the next generation of environmental advocates. Open to current students or recent graduates of a post-secondary program in Canada, participants are asked to answer the question "What systemic changes are needed to ensure equitable community engagement in environmental decision-making?". The contest is open now and ...

rare’s Butterfly Count

rare - Lamb's Inn 1679 Blair Road, Cambridge

Monitoring season is once again underway at rare, and you can help out by participating in the annual Butterfly Count happening on Saturday, July 15 (Sunday, July 16 if Saturday is rained out). The Butterfly Count is an annual community science event happening throughout North America where cities, towns, conservation authorities and grassroots organizations head out into nature ...

Meet rare’s Team in the Community

Langs CHC 1145 Concession Road, Cambridge

We are excited to be a part of the Langs Community Summer Picnic, happening at Langs CHC at 1145 Concession Road in Cambridge on Wednesday, August 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The rare table will be there, with rare staff on hand to offer trail maps and to answer questions about protecting our communities' natural spaces. Come ...

August Sappy Hour – data entry tips and tricks

Our next Sappy Hour will be August 22 and will cover tips, tricks and reminders for data entry. Click here to register. Our other future Sappy Hours are planned out for the next several months, but if you have a topic you’d like to see covered, please contact us at the Atlas office (or reach out through social media ...

Atlas-3 Data entry deadline

Mark it on your calendars: August 31st is this year’s deadline to submit point counts, special surveys, and general atlassing data from the peak period (May 24 – July 10 in the south, June 1 – July 10 in the north). This deadline is extremely important, especially this year as we need to give our ...

To submit your public events for consideration, email Noah Cole at noahc@ontarionature.org. Please send well in advance and allow up to two weeks for posting. Events must be submitted by a member group or run jointly with Ontario Nature.