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Don’t eat me – we mean it, folks, seriously!

By Barry Cottam Invasive dog-strangling vine (Cynanchum rossicum & C. louiseae) is being removed throughout Ottawa. Photo: Brewer Park Community Garden Dr. Steven Chatfield’s presentation at the OFNC monthly meeting on June 5 was the result of a long molecular chain whose first component was his visit to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden the [...]

2018-01-03T01:29:47+00:00 June 28th, 2014|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

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+00:00 February 9th, 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|