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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

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 [...]

Restoring the gully at the FWG

One FWG volunteer is reclaiming a wet meadow from invasive species and planting it with sedges, Swamp Milkweed, Meadowsweet, and other local wetland species.  by [...]

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 [...]

Coming events

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