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Annual Gathering

Join us for a weekend in the county.

Sandbanks Provincial Park © Marevos Imaging

A Weekend in the County

Ontario Nature’s 87th Annual Gathering

Ontario Nature hosted our 87th Annual Gathering on the shores of beautiful Prince Edward County. A designated Important Birding and Biodiversity Area (IBA), Prince Edward County is rich with unique natural features and is home to a great diversity of habitats. In addition to exploring these local ecological treasures the weekend also featured:

  • Inspiring speakers;
  • Hands-on, expert-led nature workshops;
  • Conservation Awards to recognize achievements of conservation heroes; and
  • Guided field trips to surrounding natural areas.
Sand dunes © Lou Lou Photos, Shutterstock

Weekend Activities

When: June 1 – 3, 2018

Where: Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Centre, Prince Edward County

Nature workshops ran twice on Saturday, June 2nd, with the opportunity to participate in two workshops. The morning session ran from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. and the afternoon session ran from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.

Field trips ran on Sunday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Participants were picked up and dropped off at Isaiah Tubbs Resort.

Two keynote presentations on Saturday—one in the morning and one in the evening.

Read the descriptions of workshops, field trips and keynote speakers.

View the program at-a-glance.

View the Isaiah Tubbs Resort and Conference Centre map.

Birdwatching along the shore


Registration for the Annual Gathering has closed. If you have any questions regarding your registration please contact Jaklynn Nimec.

Wye Marsh Field Trip, 2017 Annual Gathering © Christine Ambre


The deadline for registration was April 17th, 2018.

The deadline to cancel was April 17th, 2018. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after this date.

If you have any questions about the Annual Gathering, please contact Jaklynn Nimec at or 1-800-440-2366 ext. 271.

Snapping turtle © Scott Gillingwater

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to contact Isaiah Tubbs Resort to book accommodations, or will Ontario Nature do this on my behalf?

A: Ontario Nature has booked all of the accommodations at Isaiah Tubbs Resort. If you have registered for one of our accommodation packages, Ontario Nature will assign you to a room(s), depending on what you have chosen for your accommodation.

Q: Are only Ontario Nature members welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 2nd at 3:30 p.m.?

A: Both Ontario Nature members and non-members are welcome to join this meeting, however only Ontario Nature members are allowed to vote at the meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of Ontario Nature, please visit our membership page, or feel free to contact us at 1-800-440-2366 ext. 233. Our Member Relations Coordinator, Kate Douglas, would be happy to assist you.

Monarch on cupplant © Diana Troya

Annual Gathering 2018 Photos

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