natural history

/Tag:natural history

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|

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|

Second annual OFNC members’ photo night

By Claire Elliott and Barry Cottam Snapping Turtle by Josh McCullough On Saturday evening, January 17, Barry Cottam and Hume Douglas hosted the second annual OFNC Member’s Photo Night. To accommodate the growing popularity of this event, the meeting was held at the Central Experimental Farm's Neatby Building, the location of the OFNC [...]

2015-02-03T15:56:12+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|OFNC event|

A national symbol honoured by a local naturalist

By Natalie Sopinka At the September monthly meeting OFNC members were treated to an enlightening and entertaining presentation on Canada's national animal, the beaver. Showcased on The Hudson’s Bay Company's coat of arms and Parks Canada's logo, and the first animal to be featured on a postage stamp, the beaver is a well-recognized emblem of Canadian culture and history. The beaver [...]

2018-01-03T01:04:38+00:00 September 12th, 2014|OFNC event|

Member profile – Stewart Curry

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 [...]

2014-07-05T14:40:13+00:00 July 5th, 2014|OFNC event|

Here we are, with Paul Keddy

Paul Keddy (left), with OFNC friends Paul Catling and Dan Brunton by Lynn Ovenden Dr. Paul Keddy drove to Ottawa last Tuesday from his home deep in the forest of Lanark County to speak to a large meeting of OFNC members in the Neatby Building. He drove from forest on the marble and [...]

2018-01-03T00:59:14+00:00 March 18th, 2014|OFNC event|

Many ways of seeing nature: OFNC members’ photo night

By Barry Cottam On January 18th at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden (FWG) interpretive centre, at least a couple dozen people came out for the OFNC members’ photography night, hosted by Hume Douglas and Barry Cottam. Eleven presenters took us to locations near and far in a nice mix of exotic and local that proved to be a [...]

2014-01-31T19:54:52+00:00 January 31st, 2014|OFNC event|