Outing to Shaw Woods

Jakob Mueller leads OFNC walk to Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre in Renfrew County ... Dragonhunter, Hagenius brevistylus, a clubtail dragonfly. by Tanya Middlebro'. On Saturday 12 August, Jakob Mueller led a group of 12 members along the stately Old Growth Trail in the Shaw Woods.  Highlights were several red-backed salamanders, and many [...]

2017-08-16T16:36:54-04:00August 16th, 2017|OFNC event|

Mushrooms of MacSkimming

By Julia Cipriani Mushrooms collected in the forest, photographed by the MacSkimming Centre team On Saturday, October 1, well over 110 people met at MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre to participate in the MacSkimming open trails event. There were members of the general public, of OFNC, and of les Mycologues amateurs de l’Outaouais (MAO). The [...]

2016-10-21T00:24:13-04:00October 21st, 2016|OFNC event|

Marvy MacSkimming mushrooms

by Lynn Ovenden The Ottawa-Carleton school board's MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre is a wonderful place just west of Rockland, with marshy shoreline along the Ottawa River, old meadows and ponds on the nearshore slopes, and a mature, upland mixed forest with lots of hemlock and beech. Once a year, staff invite the general public to [...]

2015-10-16T00:30:50-04:00October 16th, 2015|OFNC event|

Mushrooms of MacSkimming

By Jessica Sutton Jessica Sutton is a 2nd-year University of Ottawa student in Environmental Studies and Biology. This fall, Jessica is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning (CSL) program. On October 4, 2014, I attended the Mushrooms of MacSkimming event at the MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre. MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre opened in 1967 as [...]

2014-10-17T21:25:50-04:00October 17th, 2014|OFNC event|