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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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Get Active

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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Get Involved

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

KFN Honours Martin Edwards

Nature reserve sign unveiling on Amherst Island (Kingston, Ontario, 2013-Aug-20) On Tuesday September 10, the Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) unveiled a sign at our nature … Read more

Wind Farm Development and the KFN

This page is intended to inform the public and our club members of our thoughts, concerns, research and policy with regard to wind power development.  … Read more

Short-eared Owl Surveys

To understand their population status and their wintering habitat needs, we developed a standardized, volunteer-based survey protocol to track Short-eared Owl wintering distribution and abundance … Read more

Owl Woods Project Update

Out of growing concern over the impact people are having on Amherst Island’s Owl Woods, working with the various landowners and stakeholders,the Kingston Field Naturalists … Read more

Part 2: Trees and Shrubs as Natural Food

by Sharon David Introduction In this article I will discuss the trees and shrubs that you can plant in your yard to enhance it’s wildlifeness … Read more

Part 1: Attracting Winter Birds and Bird Feeding

by Sharon David and John McLaughlin Introduction In this article we discuss the different methods for attracting and keeping birds around during the fall and … Read more
Common Redpolls at nyjer feeder.