Visit the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club tent to learn about biodiversity. Take part in hands-on sessions with a number of different tools to explore the incredible range of natural species that can be found in the local ecosystem and across Hamilton.
The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club is a non-profit organization with over 600 members dedicated to the study, appreciation and conservation of our wild plants and animals. The Club traces its history to the founding of the Hamilton Bird Protection Society in 1919. Its early achievements include the designation of Cootes Paradise as a nature reserve in 1927, and the organization of 34,000 children in Junior Audubon Clubs across Canada during the 1930s. It aims to promote the enjoyment of nature through environmental appreciation and conservation, to foster public interest and education in the appreciation and study of nature, and to encourage the conservation of natural resources and environmental protection.