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

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
24
Sat
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 24 @ 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 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 short presentation, we’ll head off to the woods looking at a variety of animal tracks and signs. A great activity for the whole family!

Sep
18
Sat
September Stargazing
Sep 18 @ 7:00 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


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
9
Sat
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 9 @ 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


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

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