Field Trips

Native Orchid Conservation Inc. (NOCI) organizes field trips for members and groups. The field trips are fun and educational! Although we do our best to schedule field trips when orchids are blooming, we don’t guarantee seeing orchids in bloom on every trip. However, those that are “in bud” or have produced seed capsules will be pointed out. We don’t claim to be wildflower experts, but we will try and point out those that we know. Bring your camera, meet new people, and enjoy a trip outside the city. Most trips are within 100 kms of Winnipeg, but some are longer. Most trips are meant for any level of walking; the field trip coordinator will make participants aware at the time of registration if a higher level of exertion is required, whether there may be a lot of bugs (mosquitoes, ticks, etc.) and if rubber boots and rain gear may be necessary.

You must sign the liability waiver and be a current NOCI member to join these trips. (You may renew or become a member on the day of the trip – annual membership fee is $15). If you belong to an organization that has a group membership in NOCI you may attend a group field trip lead by NOCI or attend a NOCI field trip, but in both cases you must be a current member of the member organization.

To register for a field trip, email NOCI at fieldtrips@nativeorchid.org or phone 204-223-8209 after May 1, 2017. Please include a cell phone number for contact purposes on the trip day. Registration may be limited to a small group of participants to minimize damage to more sensitive habitats. The cut-off date for registering will be the Wednesday just prior to the particular trip. There is a charge of $15 per adult or $5 per child under 18 to help to cover costs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult member. Please dress suitably for the weather as we go rain or shine. Hats, drinking water, a bag lunch, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. We will meet at a location in Winnipeg that is on a bus route. For efficiency and environmental reasons, please be prepared to car-pool by either driving, or paying a share of the gas expenses. NOCI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule trips due to weather conditions or insufficient volunteers to lead trips.

2017 Field Trip Schedule

 

Check back in April 2017 for the new field trip schedule.

To register for a field trip, email NOCI at fieldtrips@nativeorchid.org or phone 204-223-8209 after May 1, 2017.