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Children and youth

Ages 8-18: Macoun Field Club

Birding

Where to go birding, bird sightings, bird identification, bird-related activities, and birding code of conduct.

Publications

Information on Trail & Landscape, The Canadian Field-Naturalist, and other OFNC publications

Fletcher Wildlife Garden

This long-term project of the OFNC shows how to use native species and create habitat for wildlife – even in the city.

The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club, founded in 1863 and incorporated in 1879,  is the oldest natural history club in Canada. Over 800 members participate in many aspects of the natural world, from birding to botanizing, investigation to publication, conservation to cooperation. We hope you will find something here to suit your interests.

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Recent blog posts

There’s a turtle team?!

After a washed out turtle nest was reported, the eggs were salvaged, examined, and reburied safely by OFNC member Dave Seburn and his "turtle team" [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Coming events

For committee meetings, see scheduling calendar

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