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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

Turtle alert

by Ted Farnworth When I arrived at the pond this morning – before the rain, I met a brave/foolhardy father and daughter who had just [...]

CFN Issue 131(4) is Now Online

By William Halliday, Journal Manager of CFN The latest issue of The Canadian Field-Naturalist has now been published online! This issue contains a lot of [...]

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 [...]

Coming events

For committee meetings, see scheduling calendar

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  • 1:00 pmSeed Collection for Meadow Restoration
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  • 9:00 amBritannia Conservation Area Woods – A Forest Professionals’ View
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