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Welcome to the Kingston Field Naturalists

The Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) is a nature club and charitable organization, active since 1949. Its objectives are the preservation of wildlife and natural habitats, and the stimulation of people’s interest in nature.

The Club membership has a diversity of interests in nature, so a variety of activities take place year-round. Bird watching trips, nature rambles, wildflower walks and other field trips are led by knowledgeable individuals from both within and outside the Club. Each May the public is invited to join a series of bird walks.

Monthly meetings are normally open to both members and the public. They feature guest speakers including naturalists, scientists, conservationists and photographers who speak on a wide range of subjects. Meetings are currently in-person with an option to join via video conference.

Members regularly participate in hands-on conservation projects such as habitat stewardship and wildlife surveys.

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Buy or renew a membership in the Kingston Field Naturalists and/or contribute money to our goals of habitat preservation and education.

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Participate in a meeting, a ramble, a field trip, a bird survey or another event. View the KFN calendar to see what is coming up.

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Running the club takes a lot of work which is made easier with more help. Volunteer to fill an executive position or help in other ways.

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Latest Posts

The Kingston Field Naturalists at 50 (1949 to 1999)

by Mike Evans In its fiftieth year, the Kingston Field Naturalists is pleased to host for the sixth time the annual conference of the Federation … Read more

The Kingston Field Naturalists at 40 Years (1949 to 1989)

by Robert B. Stewart The Kingston Field Naturalists are pleased to host the 58th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists as … Read more

The Kingston Field Naturalists: Past & Present (1949 to 1982)

by Mike Evans Hosting the FON Annual Conference represents an important milestone in the life of one of the most active of the clubs within … Read more

A History of the Kingston Field Naturalists: The first 25 years

by Helen Quilliam © Blue Bill (1974) Volume 21 No. 2 : 26-31 Whereas a history of a natural history club should contain a list … Read more

A Brief History of the Kingston Field Naturalists: 1949 to 1954

by Robert B. Stewart On March 31, 1949, a group of 22 people interested in Natural History met in the Agricultural Board Room of the … Read more

Industrial Wind Power Project on Amherst Island Approval Response

Wind Power on Amherst Island Industrial Wind Despite objections from many organizations, in August 2015 the Ontario Government approved an industrial wind project on Amherst … Read more