2017 Update

Some of the events below (from 2013) are still happening so definitely check out the nature organizations or event listings below for current events.


Here's a list of nature events that are happening in the city in the upcoming months that are being held by other organizations. Remember, some of these events may require registration or may have a fee - please follow links to get all the details on events you are interested in:

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 9:00 am until 12:00 pm - Purple Martin Banding

Purple Martin banding will take place at the Nepean Sailing Club (Dick Bell Park).  Easy parking available. Children of all ages welcome. This free event is organized by Innis Point Bird Observatory.  More information on their Facebook page: IPBO

Tuesday July 16th, 2013, 7 pm -  Tree Walk in the Beechwood Cemetery

The Canadian Institute of Forestry - Ottawa Valley Sector is hosting their AGM and will have a tree walk that is open to the general public after the event.   Mike Rosen from Tree Canada will lead the tour discussing the trees and historical forestry figures at the Beechwood Cemetery.  This tour is open to the public and is free of charge.  If you wish to join, please meet at the Vanier Sugar Bush parking lot at 300 Avenue des Peres Blancs at 6:45pm. Email Nancy Young with any questions: nancy.young at ottawa dot ca

Saturday June 1st, 2013, 9:30 to 12:30 - Native Plant Sale

Purchase native plants at the Ottawa Fletcher Wildlife Garden (Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum) to create a more biodiverse garden that will support birds, insects and other wildlife.  Get advice from volunteers on what will suit your backyard. More details here:

Starting May 15th: The Wild Garden Plant Walks

Plant Walks led by Amber Westfall will introduce community members to bioregional, edible and medicinal plants, fostering a greater intimacy and deeper understanding of the local landscape. For more details (including costs and how to register): The Wild Garden Eventbrite Page

Sunday, May 12, 2013, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Ottawa Bird Fair

Help “Welcome back birds” in a public celebration of International Migratory Bird Day at Andrew Haydon Park in the national capital region’s Lac DeschĂȘnes Important Bird Area (IBA), found right along the Ottawa River.  Lots of activities for the entire family, schedule and all details at Lac DeschĂȘnes IBA Facebook page.

Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:30 to 12:00 pm - Walk for Wildlife

Canadian Wildlife Foundation's fourth annual guided walks in Fletcher Wildlife Garden with wildlife conservation experts. More information:

Ottawa's Jane's Walk Events (May 4 - 5, 2013):
  • Trees In The Glebe - See different types of trees that are growing in the Glebe, and discuss the fundamental care of urban trees:
  • Beauty and Integrity of the Ottawa River - Esther Elisabeth wishes to share the river landscapes which exemplify an artistically enhanced, optimal healing environment where nature and humanity converge to co-create sustainable beauty:
  • The Pinhey Sand Dune Conservation Project - Tour an unusual micro-environment and a rare feature of Ottawa's ecology while learning about the history of the dunes, its climate and flora and fauna:
More walks to be added as we hear about them!