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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

Soil mites might SoilYourUndies

Dr. Marla Schwarzfeld and Victoria Nowell (AAFC) displayed mites extracted from soil at FWG and elsewhere, just visible under 10X scopes. by Lynn Ovenden For [...]

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 [...]

Coming events

For committee meetings, see scheduling calendar

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