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Founded in 1863, the OFNC is Canada’s oldest natural history club with great influence in promoting environmental and conservation issues in the Ottawa region. Your support enables us to…

  • The Fletcher Wildlife Garden — This urban oasis helps Ottawa gardeners develop wildlife-friendly habitats in their backyards.
  • Conservation — We are quick to make our voices heard when habitats are threatened., and also support local conservation initiatives. Strong membership carries a lot of weight.
  • Research — The Canadian Field-Naturalist is a quarterly journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed papers by leading scientists in the the field of natural history.
  • Other programs and activities

Volunteer opportunities

As a member of the OFNC, you are encouraged to get involved in one or more of the following areas:

  • Committees — Awards, Birds, Conservation, Education & Publicity, Events, Finance, Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Macoun Field Club, Membership, Publications.
  • Activities — Mailing, proofreading, helping with displays or social events, leading walks or giving talks for members or the public, participating in Safe Wings Ottawa, etc.

Membership includes monthly lectures, field trips, and a subscription to Trail & Landscape (the club’s quarterly print magazine).
You also receive free online access (requires email address) to the Canadian Field-Naturalist scientific journal. Or you can subscribe below to receive the print edition.

You can pay for a membership with a credit card or a PayPal account by completing the following form.

Alternatively, if you prefer to pay by cheque, please make it payable to “Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club”, and mail it along with a membership form to:

PO Box 35069 RPO Westgate
Ottawa ON K1Z 1A2

You can download a membership form in pdf format here.

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Access to the electronic version is free with your OFNC membership.

If you wish to receive a hard copy of the journal, the subscription rate is $30/year (4 issues)

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