Monthly Archives: July 2018


Gatineau Park birding outing

OFNC members compare bird songs, learn nesting etiquette, and enjoy spectacular birding along Gatineau trails.  by Sophie Roy with photos by Norbert Haché On the 9th of June, members of the OFNC enjoyed the birds of Gatineau park with leaders Justin Peter and Sophie Roy.  26 people attended the outing this year. As usual, we [...]

2018-07-11T13:57:57+00:00 July 11th, 2018|OFNC event|

National historic plaque for John Macoun

The Honorable Catherine McKenna unveiled a plaque at the Museum of Nature in honour of John Macoun who collected and catalogued Canada's flora and fauna. Photos and text by Diane Lepage On Saturday June 23th 2018, The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minster of the Environment and Climate Change and the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, held [...]

2018-07-11T00:40:59+00:00 July 10th, 2018|News|

Beware of Dive Bombing Redwings

by Ted Farnworth     When I first took on the job of trying to clean up the pond of Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus L.), I was warned about the Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentine). Apparently we have some pretty big ones living and nesting around d the pond. The boot sucking muck on the bottom [...]

2018-07-07T01:41:15+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Uncategorized|