Let’s talk about Lepidoptera – National Moth Week

By Natalie Sopinka Catoptilia stigmatella. Photo: Suzanne Deschenes The OFNC and its members are quite fond of moths - leading excursions to locate moths in Larose Forest, keeping track of moths in the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, showcasing the diversity and beauty of this butterfly relative via numerous photographs, and simply observing nightly visitors to porch lights. [...]

2018-01-03T01:28:01-05:00July 30th, 2014|News|

Carbon and caribou in Canada’s Low Arctic

By Claire Elliott, member of the OFNC Claire Elliott In the spring of 2013 I joined the research lab of Dr. Elyn Humphreys at Carleton University. Dr. Humphreys may be known to some OFNC members for her guided walks of Mer Bleue Bog. I was enticed to join the lab because of a [...]

2018-04-16T13:55:00-04:00July 27th, 2014|Research|

14th annual OFNC butterfly count

By Jeff Skevington Hans Blokpoel with one of the easier to find Appalachian Browns from the count. Photo Alexander Skevington. Single-day insect surveys are nerve-wracking as they are controlled to a great extent by the weather. It was thus a pleasure to awake on July 5 to spectacular weather for the 14th annual OFNC [...]

2014-07-07T11:36:59-04:00July 7th, 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 [...]

2014-07-05T14:40:13-04:00July 5th, 2014|OFNC event|