Monthly Archives: November 2016

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Study Trees and more (Nov. 19, 2016)

Our Study-Tree Woods is only 10 acres in extent, yet after 25 years of choosing trees, new Macoun members can still find ash trees and ironwoods that no one else has ever studied before. We spent the morning hours touring all those that current members are following (and picking new ones). One very large White [...]

2017-05-18T20:36:14+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Macoun Field Club, Macoun Study Area|

The Story of Stuff (Nov. 12, 2016)

We began by reviewing last week's field experiments, in which we measured the speed of sound by timing three repeat echoes off an isolated house (getting a result of 1010 feet per second). Rob explained how we can use that figure to tell how far away lightning is striking as a storm approaches. We had [...]

2017-05-18T20:36:14+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Macoun Field Club|

Up the creek without a paddle (Nov. 5, 2016)

Indian River is a minor watercourse that runs slow and deep out into the farmland of Lanark County, but has its origins in springs and lakes in hilly country. We settled down for lunch in woods beside the last stretch of rushing water above miles and miles of marshy meanders. The steep valley sides seem [...]

2017-05-18T20:36:15+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Macoun Field Club|

Birds of the Galapagos

Blue-footed Booby showing those namesake feet! Photo by Justin Peter by Marissa Carroll Justin Peter, director of programs and senior naturalist for Quest Nature Tours and vice-president of the Toronto Ornithological Club, brought his extensive knowledge of fascinating Galapagos birds to the Ottawa Field-Naturalist Club’s monthly meeting this past Tuesday. Host to unique [...]

2018-01-03T01:13:13+00:00 November 5th, 2016|OFNC event|