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!

For the Birds! Embracing your Feathered Friends

March 7, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Aurora Seniors Centre, Priestly Room

Join Kristen Martyn (Birder, Naturalist, Tour Leader, presenter, photographer and Bird Feeding Specialist!) as she explores the hobby of bird watching including important tools for beginners, bird feeding tips, the positive impacts of birding in daily life, simple ways to help birds and why birds are important to our environment. Refreshments and healthy finger foods will be provided.

This event is part of our Seniors Active Aging Program, generously funded by the Province of Ontario, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation, and the Regional Municipality of York.

What to do in a Downpour!

March 16, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lemonville Community Centre, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

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 Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Regional Municipality of York.

Turtles in Trouble

March 31, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Albion & Bolton Community Centre – Room D, Bolton, ON

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 Scales Nature Park. This event is family friendly.

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

Nifty Native Plants

April 17, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Pottageville Community Lions Hall, Schomberg, ON

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.

Forest Bathing

We have partnered with Forest Bathing guides to provide this unique experience to volunteers, health organizations, and the public. We currently do not have any upcoming Forest Bathing walks but are always open to offering them to groups of 10 – 20 people. If you have any questions or would like to provide a Forest Bathing walk to your group, contact us at landtrust@oakridgesmoraine.org.

For more information about Forest Bathing and what you can expect, please visit our Action page!

Sign up and stay connected to your Land Trust! Keep updated about upcoming nature events, Free Forest Bathing walks and exciting initiatives.

 

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.

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/ 

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
TD Friends of the Environment