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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 [...]

2018-01-03T01:23:26+00:00 March 12th, 2015|OFNC|

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, [...]

2018-01-03T01:25:25+00:00 January 14th, 2015|OFNC|

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 [...]

2018-01-03T01:26:25+00:00 December 19th, 2014|OFNC|

A closer look at Red-tailed Hawks in the Ottawa/Gatineau area

By Jon Ruddy The Red-tailed Hawk is the quintessential hawk – it’s big, powerful, graceful, and beautiful. Eastern Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis ssp borealis) Adult Eastern Red-tailed Hawk. Photo: Brenda McRae Our local breeder, the Eastern Red-tailed Hawk is a familiar sight along roadsides. Anyone who has ever driven along the 416 has most [...]

2018-01-03T01:11:46+00:00 October 7th, 2014|OFNC|

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, OFNC|

Carbon and caribou in Canada’s Low Arctic

By Claire Elliott, member of the OFNC Claire Elliott In the spring of 2013 I joined the research lab of Dr. Elyn Humphreys at Carleton University. Dr. Humphreys may be known to some OFNC members for her guided walks of Mer Bleue Bog. I was enticed to join the lab because of a [...]

2018-01-03T01:29:29+00:00 July 27th, 2014|OFNC|