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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|

OFNC communications: follow up to 2015 member survey

by Linda Burr Education and Publicity Committee Thank you to all of our members who participated in the survey on communications this past January. The electronic version was distributed by email to 658 members and a paper survey was distributed by mail to 115 members. We received an incredible 395 responses (39 on paper, 356 [...]

2018-01-03T01:21:23+00:00 May 11th, 2015|News|

Ottawa Regional Science Fair: and the winners are…

by Lucy Patterson, Education and Publicity Committee   Allan Leveille (left) and Shamus McCoy are this year's winners of the OFNC award for their science projects From creating bioplastics using potatoes to developing a concentration method for trace elements in water samples, the Ottawa Regional Science Fair is full of surprises! Since 1961, this [...]

2018-01-03T01:22:41+00:00 April 11th, 2015|News|

The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Birds Committee

By Claire Elliott The 2014-2015 OFNC Birds Committee. Every month a dedicated group of OFNC bird enthusiasts meet at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden to discuss bird-related news in the Ottawa region and to plan bird-related events and conservation initiatives. If you have participated in a bird-related OFNC event, visited a bird feeder located [...]

2018-04-16T13:56:33+00:00 March 12th, 2015|News|

Member profile – Diane Lepage

by Julia Cipriani Members of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club are as diverse as the taxa they study: from birders to botanists, highschool students to university professors, backyard garden admirers to conservation officers. The OFNC blog features profiles of members to showcase the incredible array of natural history enthusiasts. Whether you’ve just joined or are a lifetime member, [...]

2018-04-16T13:57:36+00:00 January 14th, 2015|News|

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|

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|

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|

Member profile – Rob Alvo

Members of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club are as diverse as the taxa they study; from birders to botanists, highschool students to university professors, backyard garden admirers to conservation officers. The OFNC blog will be featuring profiles of members to showcase the incredible array of natural history enthusiasts. Whether you've just joined or are a lifetime member, please [...]

2018-01-03T01:08:14+00:00 September 6th, 2014|News|

Let’s talk about Lepidoptera – National Moth Week

By Natalie Sopinka Catoptilia stigmatella. Photo: Suzanne Deschenes The OFNC and its members are quite fond of moths - leading excursions to locate moths in Larose Forest, keeping track of moths in the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, showcasing the diversity and beauty of this butterfly relative via numerous photographs, and simply observing nightly visitors to porch lights. [...]

2018-01-03T01:28:01+00:00 July 30th, 2014|News|