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Howe Island Ferry Restrictions

The County Ferry (the large ferry to Howe Island) will be in dry dock from September 19 to 30 and the replacement will only be running from 7 am to 3 pm (rather than 24 hours).

Teen Naturalists – Deadline for Registration

Teen registration forms for 2022-2023 have been mailed to past members. Application forms are available on the KFN website (kingstonfieldnaturalists.org/youth) orn8ture.anne at sympatico.ca or 613-389-6742. The deadline for registration is 8 September.

Junior Naturalists – Deadline for Registration

Junior registration forms for 2022-2023 have been mailed to past members. Forms are available from the KFN website (kingstonfieldnaturalists.org/youth) or n8ture.anne at sympatico.ca or 613-389-6742. The deadline for registration is 9 September.

Martin Edwards Reserve – Trail Closure

The trail along the berm on the Martin Edwards Reserve is “temporarily closed until further repairs”.  Access to the point is still possible along the gravel beach. Please do not walk on the berm.

Mid Summer Tiger Swallowtail Research

There is a tiger swallowtail in Eastern Ontario that flies in July, well after the peak flight of the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis). So far, this entity has been dubbed the “Mid Summer Tiger” (MST). It looks like a population of hybrid origin: canadensis x glaucus. However, it could also be distinct enough to … Read more

Kingston Area Birds 25 June – 1 July 2022

Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintain records in a 50km radius of MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders using eBird are encouraged to share their sightings with ‘Kingston FN’. Alternatively, please email  records directly to me – contact details below. Please note that some sightings may require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise. Species in bold type … Read more

Kingston Area Birds 18-24 June 2022

Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintain records in a 50km radius of MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders using eBird are encouraged to share their sightings with ‘Kingston FN’. Alternatively, please email  records directly to me – contact details below. Please note that some sightings may require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise. Species in bold type … Read more

Have you Renewed Your Membership?

The KFN membership year extends from 1 April to 31 March of the following year. The 2021/22 membership year recently ended and we hope that you will renew. To renew your membership, you can proceed in one of several ways:  Join or renew online using the website https://kingstonfieldnaturalists.  Please note that you do not need a … Read more

Southwestern Ontario Field Trip – 13-19 May 2023

John Licharson has organized the second annual KFN field trip to the legendary migrant hotspots of southwest Ontario. The details are here. Point Pelee is a popular destination for birders throughout North America and beyond. Members who wish to participate in the field trip should try to secure accommodation soon, as the motels, B&Bs and … Read more

Ontario Nature Award – Kurt Hennige

The KFN’s own Kurt Hennige – expert birder, staunch supporter of the natural world and lifelong conservationist – has been awarded Ontario Nature’s Natural History Award for his tireless efforts to protect wild birds in Ontario. The award was presented on 17 June at a small ceremony held at the Camden East Alvar, organized by … Read more