Events


Events


Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

Phone: 902-651-2575


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

Click here to download a PDF of our Events Calendar


Online Events Calendar

Mar
21
Sun
SWE: Basic Chainsaw 2: Maintenance, Bucking and Limbing
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575


We start with chainsaw maintenance. During this time, attendees will get hands-on practice doing daily maintenance with a focus on sharpening. In the afternoon, we head back outside and learn to disarm spring poles, how to develop a limbing plan, and limbing and bucking techniques and strategies.


Apr
10
Sat
SWE: Basic Chainsaw 1: Safety and Felling
Apr 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575


The morning is spent introducing chainsaw safety basics. This includes, PPE, first aid preparedness, emergency planning, pre start checklists and a discussion of wood fibre and tree physiology. In the afternoon we head outside and the participants learn how to develop a felling plan, practice onsite communication and learn to fell using an open face notch and bore-cut. We also use this time to work on important issues, such as, how to deal with by-pass, and develop a safe felling order.

Apr
11
Sun
SWE: Basic Chainsaw 2: Maintenance, Bucking and Limbing
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575


We start with chainsaw maintenance. During this time, attendees will get hands-on practice doing daily maintenance with a focus on sharpening. In the afternoon, we head back outside and learn to disarm spring poles, how to develop a limbing plan, and limbing and bucking techniques and strategies.


Apr
14
Wed
Owl Prowl #1
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575



Owl Prowl #1

Join us for a talk on owls and then walk the trails learning how to hoot for Owls.
Although we offer multiple owl prowls, we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate and please register early as it fills up quickly.

Apr
16
Fri
Owl Prowl #2
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575



Owl Prowl #1

Join us for a talk on owls and then walk the trails learning how to hoot for Owls.
Although we offer multiple owl prowls, we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate and please register early as it fills up quickly.

Apr
17
Sat
SWE: Basic Chainsaw 3: Advanced Felling Tactics
Apr 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575


We start with chainsaw maintenance. During this time, attendees will get hands-on practice doing daily maintenance with a focus on sharpening. In the afternoon, we head back outside and learn to disarm spring poles, how to develop a limbing plan, and limbing and bucking techniques and strategies.


Apr
18
Sun
SWE: Basic Chainsaw 4: Storm Damage
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575


We start with chainsaw maintenance. During this time, attendees will get hands-on practice doing daily maintenance with a focus on sharpening. In the afternoon, we head back outside and learn to disarm spring poles, how to develop a limbing plan, and limbing and bucking techniques and strategies.


Owl Prowl #3
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575



Owl Prowl

Join us for a talk on owls and then walk the trails learning how to hoot for Owls.
Although we offer multiple owl prowls, we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate and please register early as it fills up quickly.

Apr
24
Sat
Owl Prowl #4
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575



Owl Prowl

Join us for a talk on owls and then walk the trails learning how to hoot for Owls.
Although we offer multiple owl prowls, we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate and please register early as it fills up quickly.

May
1
Sat
Landscaping with Native Plants
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575


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.

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