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

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Online Events Calendar

Apr
18
Sun
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.

May
8
Sat
Spring walk in the Woods
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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


Come on a guided walk showcasing spring flowers and ferns through the Macphail Woods.

May
15
Sat
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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


Participants will practice pruning on a variety of plants in the nursery, arboretum and woodlands. Please bring along any of your favourite pruning tools. The workshop will include a slide show and demonstration of proper pruning methods and a discussion of recommended books and tools.

May
22
Sat
Creating and Maintaining Hedgerows and Windbreaks
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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


This workshop will look at creating diverse, beautiful and functional hedgerows and windbreaks using a variety of native plants. Participants will learn about which plants are best, spacing, planting and maintenance.

May
29
Sat
Know your Knots
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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


This workshop will instruct participants how to tie many useful knots with a variety of uses from camping to sailing to climbing. Fun for all ages!

Jun
5
Sat
Plants of PEI with Kate MacQuarrie
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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


Kate is one of the province’s foremost biologists. Her talk and walk 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.

Jul
5
Mon
Summer Camps: Young Ecologists 1 (Ages 10-12)
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – Jul 9 @ 3:00 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


This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of how we can take positive environmental action.

Jul
12
Mon
Summer Camps: Nature Discovery Session 1 (Ages 6-8)
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – Jul 16 @ 3:00 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 campers will delight in learning to use all their senses to understand the natural world, as well as create crafts, tell stories and play games designed to give them a foundation for further inquiry and exploration.

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