Kingston Youth Naturalists



Details of Teen meetings are sent to members about a week before the trip. Your response at that time is appreciated so transportation can be organized and other arrangements made.


Saturday 10 November 9:0am to 3:00pm Queens University Biological Station Herbarium and hike. Dress warmly (windproof all over, hat, gloves good boots). Bring lunch (something warm in a thermos) and a drink. Bring field notebook and pencil. PLEASE let me know if you can come or not by Thursday 8 November.


Friday 12 October Chart the night sky and saw-whet owl banding 5pm-11pm. At Prince Edward Point. Meet Tim Hortons at Gardiners Town Centre (Bath and Gardiner’s Road). Details to follow.


Saturday 8 September 9-3:30 pm. Canoe Trip. Meet Tim Hortons Sydenham Road. Bring life jacket and paddle if you have them.


Saturday 14 April 9:00am to 2:00pm Nature Photography Learn and practice nature photography skills. Digital cameras provided or bring your own. Details by email a week ahead.


Young Ornithologists Workshop at Long Point Observatory. This fully funded week-long workshop in August is open to 6 keen teen birders from across Canada. Ask Anne for more details. 

Ontario Nature Youth summit A weekend youth meeting in September, hosted by Ontario Nature. Ask Anne for more information. 


Saturday 3 March 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre We will volunteer our help to do some outdoor work at the centre and learn from their biologist Tess Miller.


Saturday 10 February Winter Birds on Wolfe Island with Mark Read. Diane will guide this trip to practice using telescopes and see winter birds. Details by E mail a week ahead.


Saturday 13 January 9:00am to 2:00pm ELEEC (Elbow Lake Environmental Centre). Ski or snowshoe . Details early January to members by e mail. (was changed to Wolfe Island with Mark Read)


Saturday 16 December. Christmas Bird Count. Join Friends of Frontenac Park and Carolyn Bonta for this special event.


Saturday 11 November. Bird Identification Workshop. At McArthur Hall 9:00am to 2:00pm. Bring lunch and Bird field guide.


Saturday 9 September. Canoe trip in Frontenac Park with Carolyn Bonta.

Details will be e mailed to registered members NOTE therefore you need to register as a Teen member by September 4 if you want to join this trip.
Future meetings planned for October 14 and November 11


Friday 16 June to Saturday 17 June BioBlitz. Please add your observational expertise for all or part of this great event. See details elsewhere in this Newsletter or on the website ( or ask Anne.

Friday 23 June 6:00 to 9:00 pm Workshop at Lee Valley to build homes for birds, bees or butterflies. This is a Canada 150 project. The home will be donated and installed in a local public garden. Instruction, tools and materials are supplied.

Canoe Trip The annual canoe trip will take place in September this year.

Registration forms for September will be mailed in August.

Header photo by Philina English.