A Quiet but Interesting Bird Morning on Dolman Ridge Rd.

Report: Field trip May 7 on Dolman Ridge Road There was a surprisingly large turnout on the field trip/ bird walk on the Dolman Ridge Road; close to 20 people were present.  Brilliant sunshine and coolish temperatures accompanied our very pleasant walk, even if it was a bit breezy at times.  Bird diversity was surprisingly [...]

2022-05-10T11:30:36-04:00May 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Mer Bleue Remains At Risk from City Road Proposal

This Wednesday, March 2, the City of Ottawa’s official recommendation for the Brian Coburn Boulevard extension will be presented to the Transportation Committee. The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM. Staff will be recommending the route known as “Option 7”, despite the serious habitat fragmentation and ecological disruption this would cause in the Greenbelt. This [...]

2022-03-01T00:33:24-05:00March 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Nature Memories

by Lynn Ovenden On January 8, 2021, we shared our personal memories of things in nature that we once knew, but they aren't the same any more. A few members who couldn't attend the zoom meeting submitted written stories in advance that were read aloud. Twelve people spoke. We recalled animals, landscapes, and sounds of [...]

2021-06-06T15:22:26-04:00January 21st, 2021|OFNC event, Uncategorized|

Greens Creek trail 63 and beyond

On December 18, a small group of OFNC members met at NCC  P26 for a brisk wintry walk. After introductions, we headed for the top of the toboggan hill, then down a hydro right-of way to a perch overlooking the steep side of the Green's Creek valley. One of us recalled the high adventure of [...]

2020-12-26T09:31:29-05:00December 26th, 2020|OFNC event, Uncategorized|

The Third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas

The Third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas begins in 2021.  The atlas is an incredibly ambitious endeavour and is only possible with the support of keen volunteers across Ontario. Volunteers are being sought within the six counties that make up the Ottawa Region - parts of Renfrew, Lanark, Prescott-Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and Leeds and [...]

2020-09-23T16:09:22-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Seedathon 2020

The results are in!!! The OFNC Seedathon took place on August 30, 2020. There were 15 participants who submitted 39 checklists.  The first was submitted from a residential area in the east end at 5.25 am, listening for night migrants, while the last was doing the same from a residential area in Britannia just before [...]

2020-09-21T17:06:58-04:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

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|