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Friends of Nose Hill Society
Inaugural Amateur Photo Contest

  • Open to all Nose Hill Park enthusiasts.
  • A maximum of four photo submissions, one each for the four contest themes.
  • Photo contest themes include:
    • Landscapes and sky views of Nose Hill Park.
    • Flora and Fauna of Nose Hill Park.
    • Environmental threats to Nose Hill Park.
    • Urban astrophotography from within Nose Hill Park.
Photos must have been taken between October 1st 2016 and September 30th 2017. Guidelines and entry forms are available for download or by request.




Friends of Nose Hill Society Guided Summer Botany Walk

The FONHS is hosting a free guided walk (2 hours) on Nose Hill to identify summer flowers.

  • When: Mon Jun 26, 2017 @ 7pm
  • Where: Nose Hill parking lot at 14 St NW & 64 Ave NW.
Please register at: information@fonhs.org

Our guide, John McFaul, is a professional naturalist who has been leading nature walks and hikes for 30 years. A native Calgarian, he received a BSc degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Calgary. John is an honourary member of the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society (Nature Calgary) and has been awarded the prestigious Loran L. Goulden Award and the Frank and Alice Harper Memorial Award from the Federation of Alberta Naturalists (Nature Calgary). He is an accredited Professional Interpreter with the Interpretive Guides Association (alpenglownaturehikes.ca).



Nature Alberta — May Plant Count: May 25-31, 2017

The May Plant Count (MPC) is an annual event where volunteers survey their favorite natural area to provide valuable information on the distribution and phenology of flowering plants in Alberta during the last week of May (May 25-31). MPC is a Nature Alberta citizen science initiative supported by the ANPC. It's a great opportunity to shake off the rust from our plant identification skills that has accumulated over the winter and conduct a fun "trek and check" through your favourite natural space. Expertise in wildflower identification is valuable, but not mandatory. Kim MacKenzie will be once again coordinating the MPC so please contact Kim at kim.mack@goldpaw.ca to sign up and to receive the 2017 MPC information package.
OR, use our form: Alphabetical Flower List, which includes space to record how far in bloom the flowers are and email that to Kim.





FONHS Guided Walk

The FONHS is hosting a free guided walk (2 hours) on Nose Hill to identify flowers and discuss the May Count of Plants in Bloom.

  • When: Wed May 17, 2017 @ 7pm
  • Where: Nose Hill parking lot at 14 St NW & 64 Ave NW.
Please register at: information@fonhs.org

Our guide, John McFaul, is a professional naturalist who has been leading nature walks and hikes for 30 years. A native Calgarian, he received a BSc degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Calgary. John is an honourary member of the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society (Nature Calgary) and has been awarded the prestigious Loran L. Goulden Award and the Frank and Alice Harper Memorial Award from the Federation of Alberta Naturalists (Nature Calgary). He is an accredited Professional Interpreter with the Interpretive Guides Association (alpenglownaturehikes.ca).






In support of the Alberta Wilderness Association
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Bow Building
500 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB