Yearly Archives: 2014

/2014

My experience as an OFNC blogger

By Jessica Sutton Jessica Sutton is a 2nd-year University of Ottawa student in Environmental Studies and Biology. This fall, Jessica volunteered with the OFNC through the university's Community Service Learning (CSL) program. The CSL program creates "placements" that link interested students with community organizations who will supervise a student's 30 hours of volunteer work on a [...]

2018-04-16T13:58:18+00:00 December 19th, 2014|News|

A Conservation Plan for the Ottawa Valley

By Jessica Sutton Jessica Sutton is a 2nd-year University of Ottawa student in Environmental Studies and Biology. This fall, Jessica is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning (CSL) program. Report from the 2014 Youth Summit The November monthly meeting kicked off with a presentation by Emma Kirke and Emily Pollington - two youth from [...]

2018-01-03T01:26:34+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|OFNC event|

Wildlife in Sri Lanka

By Jessica Sutton Jessica Sutton is a 2nd-year University of Ottawa student in Environmental Studies and Biology. This fall, Jessica is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning (CSL) program. On a rainy night late last month, Jeewa Mendis treated us to the videos and photos she took during a 2-month trip to Sri Lanka [...]

2014-11-10T10:12:29+00:00 November 10th, 2014|OFNC event|

Insect Workshop at FWG Interpretive Centre

The first Sunday of November, I had the pleasure of attending an insect workshop at the Fletcher Wildlife Interpretive Centre hosted by no other than the President of the OFNC, Fenja Brodo. Each participant had access to a microscope, an array of insect specimen samples, as well as the opportunity to ask questions that our [...]

2014-11-08T19:27:46+00:00 November 8th, 2014|OFNC event|

Mushrooms of MacSkimming

By Jessica Sutton Jessica Sutton is a 2nd-year University of Ottawa student in Environmental Studies and Biology. This fall, Jessica is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning (CSL) program. On October 4, 2014, I attended the Mushrooms of MacSkimming event at the MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre. MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre opened in 1967 as [...]

2014-10-17T21:25:50+00:00 October 17th, 2014|OFNC event|

A first-timer’s experience at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden

By Jessica Sutton Jessica Sutton is a 2nd-year University of Ottawa student in Environmental Studies and Biology. This fall Jessica is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning (CSL) program. As a child living in Peterborough, I would often visit family in Ottawa, and we were frequent visitors of the Arboretum but unaware of the Fletcher [...]

2018-01-03T01:08:04+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

F.L.A.P. Ottawa Wing to the rescue

by Sandy Garland Note: Volunteers are needed. Please contact F.L.A.P. at Ottawa@flap.org or call 613 216-8999 to find out how you can help. If you find birds who have collided with windows, please get in touch immediately. If a bird hits one of your windows, please report it to F.L.A.P. Migratory birds are literally hitting [...]

2018-01-03T01:09:10+00:00 October 9th, 2014|News|

A closer look at Red-tailed Hawks in the Ottawa/Gatineau area

By Jon Ruddy The Red-tailed Hawk is the quintessential hawk – it’s big, powerful, graceful, and beautiful. Eastern Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis ssp borealis) Adult Eastern Red-tailed Hawk. Photo: Brenda McRae Our local breeder, the Eastern Red-tailed Hawk is a familiar sight along roadsides. Anyone who has ever driven along the 416 has most [...]

2018-04-16T13:54:04+00:00 October 7th, 2014|OFNC event|

OFNC hosts Ontario birders’ convention in Ottawa

By Linda Burr OFNC member, Mark Patry, and colleague, Manson Fleguel, led Friday's excursion to Westmeath Provincial Park and area. Photo by Mark Brenchley Last weekend, a gathering of some rather exceptional "species" took place in Ottawa. I am referring, of course, to the annual convention of some of this province’s most enthusiastic [...]

2018-01-03T01:28:54+00:00 October 4th, 2014|News|