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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|

Call for bird photos

Call for bird photos by Anouk Hoedeman Safe Wings Ottawa is looking for photos of local birds in local habitat to illustrate the Ottawa Bird Strategy, a document we are developing based on the Vancouver Bird Strategy  We specifically would like images showing: typical Ottawa bird(s) against recognizable backdrops like Parliament Hill birds in forests, wetlands, river, [...]

2018-05-12T01:23:27+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Fletcher Wildlife Garden, News|

Budding naturalists: OFNC award winners at the science fair

by Lucy Patterson How is plant growth affected by grey water? How can we build better passageways around dams for migrating fish? How does ocean acidification affect clam shells? These questions and more were tackled by bright young scientists at this year’s Ottawa Regional Science Fair. During this event, which occurred on April 6 and 7, [...]

2018-04-17T00:56:46+00:00 April 16th, 2018|News|

2017 OFNC award winners at the Ottawa Regional Science Fair

by Lucy Patterson A raven’s view of the Ottawa Regional Science Fair at Carleton University It is that time of year again - when young scientists come together to present their science projects at the Ottawa Regional Science Fair. On March 31st and April 1st, 2017, students from grades 7 to 12 from [...]

2018-04-10T17:13:38+00:00 April 10th, 2017|News|

Youth Summit 2016: thanks for the opportunity

by Priya Nagpal Experiencing nature up close. Photo by Daynan Lepore I am high school student from Ottawa. At my school I run the environment club with a group of friends and have been involved with environmental leadership. When I saw an application for a grant to attend the Ontario Nature Youth Summit for [...]

2018-01-03T01:07:14+00:00 January 14th, 2017|News|

OFNC communications: building a new website

by Lynn Ovenden, Website Working Group The club is building a website that can become the central place to find all OFNC news and information. For those with a technical interest, the new website will be built in WordPress. Each OFNC committee will receive website training to add event listings and blog posts to the [...]

2018-01-03T01:19:15+00:00 January 19th, 2016|News|

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|

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|

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|