Flower flies!

Written on the fly by Lynn Ovenden The OFNC monthly meeting on Tuesday (February 11) last week was a big one, actually a joint meeting with the Ottawa Entomology Club. There were well over 100 of us in the salons of the Neatby Building (our new meeting location) buzzing with news and renewed acquaintances. Murray [...]

2018-01-03T01:00:35-05:00February 17th, 2014|OFNC event|

Macoun Club snowshoes through forest and swamp

By Rob Lee Macoun Club members identifying signs of Emerald Ash Borers On their February 8th field trip, the Macoun Field Club snowshoed across their Study Area's biggest cedar and ash swamp in Ottawa's Greenbelt.  We crossed deer, hare, and fisher tracks so often that most of the kids came to know them [...]

2018-01-03T01:02:02-05:00February 13th, 2014|Macoun Field Club|

Playing with light: an introduction to microscopy with Paul Hamilton

By Barry Cottam We field-naturalists tend to think the great outdoors and all its visible flora and fauna are pretty much where it’s at. We extend our vision with binoculars, spotting scopes, macro- and telephoto lenses. Often we’ll use a hand loupe to check out smaller items. But those of us who experienced Paul Hamilton’s [...]

2014-02-09T20:28:23-05:00February 9th, 2014|OFNC event|

A visit to Long Point and its bird observatory

The Slanty Shanty on Long Point offers excellent protection from the wind and sun, an excellent view of tip birds, and a place to sit - photo by Rob Alvo by Rob Alvo, Bob Manson and Peter Manson What serious birder wouldn’t take flight at the chance for a week at an isolated [...]

2018-01-03T01:01:53-05:00February 8th, 2014|News|