Field Trips

The Blomidon Naturalists host regular field trips through the year to connect with nature. These may be guided walks on specific topics (e.g., geology walk at Avonport, intertidal zone walk, birding trip, etc.) or casual social events and hikes (e.g., Cape Split spring hike; fall colours walk, winter snowshoeing, etc).

We welcome members and others to be trip leaders, and the coordinator may be able to provide support with registration (if required), promotion, resources, first aid, etc. Contact if you would like to lead a walk!

Check out the calendar for upcoming walks!

Images from recent trips...

Day-Long Courses

We host day courses to provide more in-depth and hands-on knowledge on particular topics. We are grateful to partner with local instructors – ecologists, scientists, mycologists and more – and the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts to make these course happen. They are typically offered in May/June and September/October. Check out the calendar for upcoming courses

Ross Creek centre, May 28 2023

Birding by Ear

Intermediate birding course, taught by James Churchill. Decode vocal mysteries, develop your birding ear, and learn the elements of bird calls and songs.

Alain teaches wood fern ID

Ferns & Wildflowers of the Wabanaki Forest

Taught by botanist Alain Belliveau. An introduction to plant families, with a focus on ferns and wildflowers.

Myelochroa galbina maybe??


Come learn the basics about these fascinating organisms with Alain Belliveau.



Fun with fungi with Drs. Allison Walkers and Keith Egger.