Events


Events


Please Note

Our upcoming free events have been cancelled for the month of July due to the current Covid crisis.
Our Site is open only by appointment, no walk-ins.
Contact Daniel McRae for more information
danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org
902-651-2575
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

Click here to download a PDF of our Events Calendar


Online Events Calendar

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
11
Sat
SWE Basic Chainsaw I: Session One – Cancelled
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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.

Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and Felling

Spring Session: Saturday, April 11th
Fall Session: Saturday,November 7th

When trying to manage a forest, being informed about the specific composition of species, soils, water and light is a must. This day-long course will give you practical experience assessing a variety of forest types, continuing to develop the skills introduced in course one.

Learn More About our School of Woodland Ecology

Apr
12
Sun
SWE Basic Chainsaw II: Session One – Cancelled
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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.

Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenance and Felling

Spring Session: Sunday, April 12th
Fall Session: Sunday,November 8th

This course will continue to build on skills learned in Basic Chainsaw I. The morning will be devoted to learning how to properly maintain your saw and sharpen your chain with precision. The afternoon will once again be spent in the woods learning how to limb, buck and deal with spring poles.

Learn More About our School of Woodland Ecology

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.

May
14
Thu
2020 Native Plant Nursery Open – Stay Tuned
May 14 @ 8:00 am – May 16 @ 4:00 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.

Native Plant Nursery

Open Thursday-Saturdays from 8am-4pm
April 30th – June 6th

Specializing in native trees, shrubs, ferns and wildflowers, sales from our nursery help support our restoration and educational efforts.

Inquire about our Nursery Catalogue, landscaping services, and ecological forest management!

Nursery Catalogue

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