Yearly Archives: 2015

/2015

Thanks for sponsoring me, OFNC!

by Sophie Roy Dear OFNC, I would like to thank you for sponsoring me for the Ontario Nature Youth Summit in Orillia. I had an amazing time and learned so much during my weekend by the lake! I really wanted to go to the summit because I felt that I needed to involve myself in [...]

2018-01-03T01:18:05+00:00 December 7th, 2015|News|

The changing world of birds in the Ottawa Gatineau District – a 50-year perspective

by Richard Singhroy Richard Singhroy is a student at the University of Ottawa. As part of the university’s Community Service Learning program, he has volunteered to report on several OFNC outings and meetings. On Tuesday November 10, the monthly OFNC meeting started with a few announcements from Mark Brenchey. After drawing our attention to the [...]

2018-01-03T01:18:37+00:00 December 6th, 2015|OFNC event|

Fossil hunting at Macoun Marsh

by Richard Singhroy Richard Singhroy is a student at the University of Ottawa. As part of the university's Community Service Learning program, he has volunteered to report on several OFNC outings and meetings. On November 7, he joined the Geology Interest Group to look for fossils. Coral fossils spotted at Macoun Marsh (click for [...]

2015-11-24T14:01:34+00:00 November 24th, 2015|OFNC event|

Late fall birding

by Richard Singhroy Richard Singhroy is a student at the University of Ottawa. As part of the university's Community Service Learning program, he has volunteered to report on several OFNC outings and meetings. On Sunday, November 1 at 8 am, a group of Ottawa Field-Naturalist Club members met at Andrew Haydon Park to do some [...]

2015-11-21T02:06:00+00:00 November 21st, 2015|OFNC event|

Grasshopper outing contributes to Constance Bay Biothon

by P.M. Catling and B. Kostiuk This article appeared originally in the fall 2015 issue of Trail & Landscape Figure 1. Part of the grasshopper study group with the habitat of regionally rare Boll’s grasshopper in the foreground, 27 Sept. 2014. Photo by B. Kostiuk. On Saturday, 27 September 2014, twenty OFNC members [...]

2018-01-03T01:19:56+00:00 November 19th, 2015|OFNC event|

Victory for the Snapping Turtles!

By David Seburn They say you can’t fight city hall. However, sometimes you can motivate the powers that be. Can you see the baby snapper? Can you see how high that curb must look to it? Photo by Ian Whyte For some time now, it has been known that hatchling Snapping Turtles (officially [...]

2018-01-03T01:20:23+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Conservation|

Butterfly Hunting in the National Capital Region

By Richard Singhroy Richard Singhroy is a 2nd-year environmental studies student at the University of Ottawa. This fall, he is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning program. Presenter Rick Cavasin On Tuesday, October 13, at the Central Experimental Farm's K.W. Neatby Building, 960 Carling Avenue, Rick Cavasin gave an in-depth presentation [...]

2018-01-03T01:20:58+00:00 October 28th, 2015|OFNC event|

Remembering Laurie Consaul

by Fenja Brodo, President, OFNC Family, friends and colleagues of Laurie Consaul came out to a tree planting in her memory on September 30th. A Hickory (Carya cordiformis) sapling was lovingly planted by Mark Armstrong, Laurie’s husband and special friend. Mark Armstrong, planting a hickory tree for Laurie (this photo and the one above left [...]

2018-01-03T01:21:54+00:00 October 16th, 2015|News|

Marvy MacSkimming mushrooms

by Lynn Ovenden The Ottawa-Carleton school board's MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre is a wonderful place just west of Rockland, with marshy shoreline along the Ottawa River, old meadows and ponds on the nearshore slopes, and a mature, upland mixed forest with lots of hemlock and beech. Once a year, staff invite the general public to [...]

2015-10-16T00:30:50+00:00 October 16th, 2015|OFNC event|

Percy Taverner Park

by Fenja Brodo Imagine a park named after an ornithologist! Well that is exactly what happened the beautiful afternoon of Wednesday September 24th when a small pocket park was dedicated by Councillor David Chernushenko to the memory of Percy Taverner, ornithologist, architect and a former resident of the neighbourhood – Old Ottawa South. Taverner: [...]

2018-01-03T01:22:55+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|News|