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Annual General Meeting 2023

The AGM will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday April 19th. The Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the meeting. At this meeting we will review the minutes of the previous AGM held on 21 April 2022 (see link below), the President will review the past year, the Treasurer will … Read more

Bird Walks on Wednesday mornings – Key Biodiversity Areas

The KFN has been asked to survey six Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) managed by Birds Canada and Nature Canada in our area. The intent is to review and update information on the key species which were identified when the KBAs were created. Kurt Hennige will lead Wednesday morning trips once a month from April to … Read more

Membership Renewal Time is March 31st

The KFN membership year extends from April 1 to March 31 of the following year so 2022/23 memberships will soon be expiring. If you are a new member since December 1, 2022 your membership is good until March 31, 2024. If you are a previous member and have recently renewed, thank you. If you are … Read more

Rideau Ferry Christmas Bird Count looking for volunteers

The Rideau Ferry Christmas Bird Count will be conducted on December 17th. It covers Smiths Falls, Perth and areas to the south. The organizers are concerned that they may not have enough birders to cover the count area and have asked the KFN to advertise for volunteers. Contact Alison Bentley at alisonbentley@gmail.com.

Christmas Bird Counts 2022/3

Christmas is coming and so are the area’s Christmas Bird Counts. All KFN members are encouraged to participate in our region’s bird counts. Contact the local count organizer for details. If you are unable to get out for your local count you can contact your local CBC organizer to discuss a backyard count. Remember the … Read more

Hunting Season – Owl Woods

The Owl Woods will be closed from 21 November through to 11 December. Thank you everyone for your patience and respect to the owners of the property who have allowed us for many years to enjoy this treasure.

Martin Edwards Reserve

The repair work on the berm at Martin Edwards Reserve is now complete.  It is safe to walk along the path and out to the point.

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.