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Proposed new road threatens Mer Bleue wetland

by Jakob Mueller A proposal to build a six-lane roadway through the Greenbelt is open for public consultation, but only until Friday, 16 July. The City of Ottawa wants to extend Brian Coburn Boulevard across the northern fringe of the Mer Bleue wetland complex (see proposal). Of the various options for this project, the city [...]

2021-07-20T14:21:07-04:00July 11th, 2021|Conservation|

OFNC Urges Deferring the Inclusion of Tewin in Ottawa’s Urban Boundary Expansion

For Immediate Release - February 9, 2021 Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club (OFNC) is urging the City of Ottawa to defer including the proposed Tewin development in the expanded urban boundary, pending further study. On January 26th, a joint committee of Ottawa city council recommended that a 445-hectare parcel southeast of the city [...]

2021-02-09T22:35:36-05:00February 9th, 2021|Conservation, News|

Cancellation of all OFNC events

Revised June 14th Due to the current situation and ongoing measures being taken to combat the spread of COVID-19, there will be no OFNC meetings or field trips until further notice. Any previously advertised events have been cancelled, including the monthly meetings. Once the evolving circumstances allow for group activities to resume in a safe [...]

2020-07-07T21:34:10-04:00March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Wildlife in Japan with Roy John – postscript

by Jakob Mueller On 12 March 2019, Roy John presented an excellent talk on wildlife in Japan to the OFNC monthly meeting. Those of you who attended will remember that the projector was acting up, and was unable to properly display anything with red pigments. Those of you who missed this talk are in luck [...]

2019-03-20T12:51:29-04:00March 20th, 2019|OFNC event|

OFNC Point Pelee Bus Excursion – May 9-13, 2019

Update: As of now, the trip is full! Thank you for your interest. OFNC Point Pelee Bus Excursion - May 9-13, 2019 The Events Committee is pleased to announce that the Point Pelee Bus Excursion will be returning in 2019. This page will be kept updated with any new information as it becomes available. The [...]

2019-03-05T12:06:49-05:00February 4th, 2019|OFNC event|

Proposed cormorant hunt: what to know and what to do

by Jakob Mueller, OFNC Vice President The Ontario government is considering a proposal to establish a hunting season on the Double-crested Cormorant. The details and potential effects of this proposal are a serious cause for concern. If enacted, the law will set responsible conservation back in Ontario and cause ecological harm that will take decades [...]

2019-03-07T13:38:20-05:00December 28th, 2018|Conservation|