As part of the Wildlife Strategy, the City of Ottawa initiated a Wildlife Speaker Series to increase residents’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife, and promote coexistence through understanding and respect. Each event features one or more guest speakers on a seasonally relevant topic, as well as an open house-style environmental exposition. The expositions feature displays by local agencies and groups, and provide additional opportunities for residents to learn about Ottawa’s wildlife and natural environment, as well as local environmental initiatives. All of these events are free of charge.

Speaker: Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

6 pm Nature Expo
7 pm Opening remarks and Presentation
Admission is free and will be on a first come, first served basis.

In honour of the upcoming International Migratory Bird Day (May 12), the City invites residents to learn more about the wonders of spring bird migration, the challenges birds face along the way, and what we can do to help them on their journey.  This event includes displays by local environmental organizations and a presentation by Ted Cheskey of Nature Canada.  Over 180 species of birds breed in the Ottawa area, and many more pass through our city during spring and fall migration.  Let’s get ready to celebrate their return!