Monthly Archives: January 2017


Winter on the James Bay Road (Jan. 21, 2017)

If you wanted to see Woodland Caribou in the wild, how could you do it? They have been pushed so back into the far reaches of Canada that in most places you'd have to fly into some northern community. But there are one or two places where you can also drive into the north. It's [...]

2017-05-18T20:36:12-04:00 January 29th, 2017|Macoun Field Club|

4th annual members’ photo night: from backyards and around the world

By Barry Cottam Once again OFNC members got together to share their passion for nature and nature photography. And once again, we discovered the amazing range of interests and experiences Club members explore. We could have used even more time than the three hours scheduled for this event. Each presentation by the ten participants was [...]

2018-01-03T00:45:00-05:00 January 25th, 2017|OFNC event|

Earth’s atmosphere (Jan. 14, 2017)

Why do puffy clouds have flat bottoms? This was just one of the many questions Rob posed as we explored different aspects of earth's atmosphere. Earth's breathable atmosphere is the only habitat we really, truly live in, but owing to the normal invisibility of air, we forget about it. So why are clouds flat on [...]

2017-05-18T20:36:12-04:00 January 19th, 2017|Macoun Field Club|

Youth Summit 2016: thanks for the opportunity

by Priya Nagpal Experiencing nature up close. Photo by Daynan Lepore I am high school student from Ottawa. At my school I run the environment club with a group of friends and have been involved with environmental leadership. When I saw an application for a grant to attend the Ontario Nature Youth Summit for [...]

2018-01-03T01:07:14-05:00 January 14th, 2017|News|

Help end the Snapping Turtle hunt

by David Seburn An increase of only 0.1% in the annual mortality rate of 15+ year old Snapping Turtles would halve the number of adults in the local population in less than 20 years. Source: Management Plan for the Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in Canada Snapping Turtles face many threats including the loss [...]

2017-01-11T01:39:57-05:00 January 11th, 2017|Conservation|