Workshops & Events

Here you can find all of our upcoming nature events and workshops, on and near the Oak Ridges Moraine. You won’t want to miss them!

 WELCOME BACK!

Your health and safety is important to us. The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust has changed how we are delivering our events based on social distancing guidelines, mask recommendations and suggested cleaning practices. While we have taken steps to prevent the spread, we would like to also emphasize the importance of your actions in protecting yourself, loved ones, and those most vulnerable in our community. We thank you for your ongoing support and safe participation.

We ask each participant to review the ORMLT COVID-19 Event Protocol here.

If you still have questions about how we are adapting to the COVID-19 situation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

They All Look the Same! Fall Birding 101

Webinar
Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Did you know that just like leaves, birds can change colours in the fall too? This can make the fall an especially fun time for birding if you have the right tips! Join our webinar led by very knowledgeable, Kristen Martyn and get inspired to check out your feathered friends.  

Fun With Fungi

In-person 
Date: September 26, 2020

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM | 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Whitchurch-Stouffville

Did you know that there are 1.5 million species of fungi? Explore one of our beautiful private properties with expert naturalist, Richard Aaron, and let him lead you into the fabulous world of fungi! This will be a private event for members.

IMPORTANT: We are taking precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19, we kindly ask that you bring a face covering and respect our social distancing protocols. 

 

What’s Blooming this Fall?

Webinar
Date: September 30
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

The fall is the grand finale of the blooming season, from asters to goldenrods, the blooms don’t stop just because summer is over! Join native plant expert Paul Heydon to learn more about amazing plant species that flower in the autumn. Webinar.

Try it Out: What`s Blooming this Fall?

In-person 
Date: October 3, 2020

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Schomberg

Did our ‘What’s Blooming this Fall’ webinar get you excited about exploring fall flowers? Join us on our private nature reserve to put those plant ID skills to the test! How many species can you identify?

IMPORTANT: We are taking precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19, we kindly ask that you bring a face covering and respect our social distancing protocols. 

The Great Backyard BiOlympics – Speed Scavenger Hunt

Downloadable Scavenger Hunt!

How many items can you “collect” in one hour? Earn points for nature and earth friendly objects in your home and yards.

Turtles in Trouble

Seeing turtles basking on logs in the sunshine is a summer staple, but how much longer will we see this sight? Ontario’s turtles are facing some big challenges, but together we can help them out! Learn about some of the troubles turtles are in and meet a few live turtles from the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre. This event is family friendly.

Thank you to our generous funders: Town of Caledon, Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation, the Regional Municipality of York, and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation for your support of this event.

What to do with a Downpour!

Rain Gardens are the latest gardening trend, as they are a beautiful addition to a yard, allow the planting of some truly interesting plants and help the environment by catching and cleaning storm water so it can sink into the ground, restoring the Oak Ridges Moraine’s precious groundwater. Join Master Gardener, Sean James, as we cover how to design and build a rain garden including placement, construction, and plant choices!

This event has been generously funded by the MapleCross Fund, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Barbara and Patrick Keenan Foundation and the Regional Municipality of York.

Nifty Native Plants

Why do we think that using native plants means a sacrifice in beauty? It does not! Sean James, Master Gardener, will discuss the best native plants to use in your gardens for stunning results, as well as best locations, ideas for difficult soils and situations. Adding native plants to your garden is one of the best ways to help the pollinators and birds.

Thank you to our generous funders, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Regional Municipality of York for making this event possible.

 

Have an idea for a nature event or want us to present to your group?
We’d be happy to talk with you!

 

You can contact the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust at landtrust@oakridgesmoraine.org or

905 853 3171 x 30 during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM.

This work would not be possible without the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and our many other funders

Ontario Trillium Foundation
York Region
York Region
TD Friends of the Environment

iNaturalist at Blitzing the Moraine Events

iNaturalist is a smartphone app which lets you become a citizen scientist – at home and at our events. Take pictures of organisms, post them to iNat, and learn more about the species that surround us. Get started by visiting: https://www.inaturalist.ca/