Saugeen Nature


Message From the President

Welcome to the Saugeen Nature (SN) website. We hope that the varied events outlined on page 3 of this site will stimulate you to come join us for any of our indoor meetings or outdoor excursions. See our  Events section for contact information.

The SN club was founded over 40 years ago by a group of individuals with a shared love of the environment. Their intent was to develop an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of nature. Through education and by cooperation with other organizations SN has promoted the wise use and conservation of natural resources and encouraged the preservation of wild species and natural areas, especially in Grey and Bruce counties.

Our members come from all over the Saugeen River watershed and we meet monthly at the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority Headquarters’ Board Room in Formosa. The address is 1078 Bruce Road # 12 in the hamlet of Formosa.

We are an active club with broad natural interests. Recent outings have included opportunities to study birds, wildflowers, insects, landforms, and trees as well as exploring some of the lesser known Natural Areas in Grey and Bruce counties. These guided hikes led by local naturalists have something for everyone - from the novice just starting to explore the natural world to the avid birdwatcher or botanist looking to discover the many hidden jewels of our area. Saugeen Nature members are stewards of the Kinghurst Forest and Murray Tract just west of Dornoch as well as coordinators of the Christmas Bird Count for the Walkerton area. Our club participates in such public programs as the Water Festival , the Forest Festival and “Maplefest”, As stewards for natural areas, we are involved in habitat restoration and enhancement in order to return once cultivated, but poor farmland, back into forests and grasslands.

We take an active role in educating our youth with our Junior Naturalist Program where 6 to 12 year olds discover, investigate and have fun and adventures in, the natural world. We also sponsor some of our young naturalists to summer nature camps and Ontario Nature’s Youth Summit.

We invite you to come and find what we are all about. Join us at one of our indoor meetings or come explore with us during one of our many outdoor events as outlined on page 3 of this website. A membership application is available on this site for those of you who share our passion for the environment - we look forward to meeting you.

Nikki May, President of Saugeen Nature

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Click on the certificates to see our 40th Anniversary congratulations!