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Meteors and meteorites – rocks from the sky

Howard Simkover, middle, in discussion with a guest after his presentation while other OFNC members examine samples of his "rocks from the sky." by Michael Swinton [Editor's note: Mike Swinton is a new member of the OFNC and the November 14 monthly meeting was his first. He took photos and notes and very kindly shared [...]

2017-12-30T21:46:19+00:00 November 20th, 2017|OFNC event|

Birds of the Galapagos

Blue-footed Booby showing those namesake feet! Photo by Justin Peter by Marissa Carroll Justin Peter, director of programs and senior naturalist for Quest Nature Tours and vice-president of the Toronto Ornithological Club, brought his extensive knowledge of fascinating Galapagos birds to the Ottawa Field-Naturalist Club’s monthly meeting this past Tuesday. Host to unique [...]

2018-01-03T01:13:13+00:00 November 5th, 2016|OFNC event|

Peary Caribou: an iconic High Arctic species

OFNC monthly meeting, 13 September 2016 By Marissa Carroll Dr. Micheline Manseau, an associate professor at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Manitoba and an ecosystem scientist for Parks Canada, was the featured speaker at the OFNC meeting this September. She lectured on the iconic High Arctic Peary Caribou. Understanding the species’ origins [...]

2018-01-03T01:16:56+00:00 October 18th, 2016|OFNC event|

The changing world of birds in the Ottawa Gatineau District – a 50-year perspective

by Richard Singhroy Richard Singhroy is a student at the University of Ottawa. As part of the university’s Community Service Learning program, he has volunteered to report on several OFNC outings and meetings. On Tuesday November 10, the monthly OFNC meeting started with a few announcements from Mark Brenchey. After drawing our attention to the [...]

2018-01-03T01:18:37+00:00 December 6th, 2015|OFNC event|

Butterfly Hunting in the National Capital Region

By Richard Singhroy Richard Singhroy is a 2nd-year environmental studies student at the University of Ottawa. This fall, he is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning program. Presenter Rick Cavasin On Tuesday, October 13, at the Central Experimental Farm's K.W. Neatby Building, 960 Carling Avenue, Rick Cavasin gave an in-depth presentation [...]

2018-01-03T01:20:58+00:00 October 28th, 2015|OFNC event|

Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas: a call for sightings

By Bailey Cooke Bailey Cooke is a second-year University of Ottawa student in environmental science. This winter, Bailey is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning program. Spotted Salamander Ontario is home to 15 species of snakes, 8 turtles, 1 lizard, 13 frogs/toads, and 11 salamanders. But, with approximately 35% of Ontario’s amphibians [...]

2018-01-03T01:24:44+00:00 March 27th, 2015|OFNC event|

Wildlife on vacation – an all inclusive look at Cuba

By Bailey Cooke Bailey Cooke is a 2nd-year University of Ottawa student in biology and geology. This winter, Bailey is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning program. Cuban Trogon Tuesday, February 10, the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club held their first monthly meeting of 2015 at the Central Experimental Farm’s Neatby Building, situated at 960 [...]

2018-01-03T01:23:54+00:00 February 24th, 2015|OFNC event|

A Conservation Plan for the Ottawa Valley

By Jessica Sutton Jessica Sutton is a 2nd-year University of Ottawa student in Environmental Studies and Biology. This fall, Jessica is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning (CSL) program. Report from the 2014 Youth Summit The November monthly meeting kicked off with a presentation by Emma Kirke and Emily Pollington - two youth from [...]

2018-01-03T01:26:34+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|OFNC event|

Staying connected from Algonquin to the Adirondacks

By Natalie Sopinka with geologic descriptions by Ken Buchan Larose Forest guide now on sale! At the club's second last meeting before summer, Linda Burr (Education & Publicity Committee) unveiled the OFNC's first bilingual publication The Larose Forest, a Naturalist's Guide. On sale now for $4, the guide includes a description of the forest's history [...]

2018-01-03T01:30:55+00:00 May 17th, 2014|OFNC event|