Events


Events


Please Note

All our June events have been cancelled due to the current Corona crisis.
We will be making further announcements later in June about future events.
Please take care of each other and stay safe.

Since 1991, we’ve been offering a variety of free programming, from fun-for-the-whole-family events like our popular Owl Prowls to hands-on workshops like Pruning. We love to share our expertise and enthusiasm with anyone curious about our native landscapes.

Due to popular demand, our offerings have grown to include our adventure-filled Sharing a Love of Nature Summer Camps, our in-depth School of Woodland Ecology, and our immersive University Courses.

If you have any questions please contact us by phone (902)651-2575 or email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

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Online Events Calendar

Jul
27
Sat
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come on out and learn about the native and introduced mammals found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief slideshow, we’ll head off to the woods looking at a variety of animal tracks and signs. A great activity for the whole family!

Sep
21
Sat
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing

Oct
13
Sun
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

Apr
15
Wed
2020 Owl Prowl #1 – Cancelled
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please Note

All our April events have been cancelled due to the current Corona crisis.
We will be making further announcements in April about future events.
Please take care of each other and stay safe.

Join us for a slide show and talk on owls, then walk the trails learning how to hoot for Owls.

The Macphail Foundation will open the Great Room of the Homestead at 6:30pm and serve light refreshments. There will be no cost but donations to the Foundation will be gratefully accepted.

Although we offer multiple owl prowls, we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate and please come early as it fills up quickly.

Apr
17
Fri
2020 Owl Prowl #2 – Cancelled
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please Note

All our April events have been cancelled due to the current Corona crisis.
We will be making further announcements in April about future events.
Please take care of each other and stay safe.

Join us for a slide show and talk on owls, then walk the trails learning how to hoot for Owls.

The Macphail Foundation will open the Great Room of the Homestead at 6:30pm and serve light refreshments. There will be no cost but donations to the Foundation will be gratefully accepted.

Although we offer multiple owl prowls, we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate and please come early as it fills up quickly.

Apr
19
Sun
2020 Owl Prowl #3 – Cancelled
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please Note

All our April events have been cancelled due to the current Corona crisis.
We will be making further announcements in April about future events.
Please take care of each other and stay safe.

Join us for a slide show and talk on owls, then walk the trails learning how to hoot for Owls.

The Macphail Foundation will open the Great Room of the Homestead at 6:30pm and serve light refreshments. There will be no cost but donations to the Foundation will be gratefully accepted.

Although we offer multiple owl prowls, we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate and please come early as it fills up quickly.

Apr
25
Sat
2020 Owl Prowl #4 – Cancelled
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please Note

All our April events have been cancelled due to the current Corona crisis.
We will be making further announcements in April about future events.
Please take care of each other and stay safe.

Join us for a slide show and talk on owls, then walk the trails learning how to hoot for Owls.

The Macphail Foundation will open the Great Room of the Homestead at 6:30pm and serve light refreshments. There will be no cost but donations to the Foundation will be gratefully accepted.

Although we offer multiple owl prowls, we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate and please come early as it fills up quickly.

May
2
Sat
Landscaping with Native Plants
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Want to spend less time cutting grass and more time enjoying the beautiful plants around your home? This workshop introduces a variety of hardy native plants to attract wildlife and beautify your yard.

Jun
6
Sat
Plants of Prince Edward Island with Kate MacQuarrie
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Kate, one of the province’s foremost biologists, will focus on many of the plants, both native and non-native, that you commonly encounter, plus a look at lots of rare trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns. You won’t want to miss this one.

Shelter-building for Kids
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Shelterbuilding for Kids

Take your fort-building skills to the next level! On Saturday, June 1, staff of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project will be leading a free workshop on Shelterbuilding for Kids. This event takes place on the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell, and begins at 10am in front of the Nature Centre.

This is an excellent opportunity for the whole family to get outside and learn more about shelterbuilding do’s and don’ts. It is another way to build positive memories of being outside and enjoying nature. The instruction includes everything from how to hang a tarp securely to how to harvest material without being destructive.

You’ll be encouraged to let your wild creativity fly by designing and building your own outdoor shelter. It is a great experience to create something special while working with other people.

This will be the second year offering this workshop, and it was wildly popular in 2018. No registration is necessary. Participants are advised to bring good walking shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions. For more information, call 651-2575, check out our web site (macphailwoods.org) or visit us on Facebook.

Over the years, hundreds of people have taken part in the plant workshops at Macphail Woods and become more observant of the natural world around them. This event is just one of the many nature and forestrelated walks and workshops sponsored by the Environmental Coalition of PEI throughout the year.

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