Field Trip to Algonquin Park

This is a placeholder for a potential field trip to Algonquin Provincial Park to look for winter finches and other exotic bird species. In previous trips we have stayed overnight at motels in Whitney, but this may or may not be possible depending on the pandemic situation. Stay tuned for further announcements in January.

Field Trip – Family Day: Snowy Owls on Wolfe Island

Leader: Erwin Batalla (simbat at or 613-389-0144)    Wolfe Island is a great place to see Snowy Owls, and some of these majestic birds have been seen already this winter. As with any natural wildlife viewing, owl sightings are not guaranteed. However, volunteers are busy scouting the area and hopefully the owls they have located will make ... Read more

Junior Naturalists – Field Trip

Wildlife in winter at the Robertson Cottage   Details of meeting place on registration by 23 February please (n8ture.anne at or 613-389-6742).  Bring lunch with something hot in a small thermos in a pack and dress very warmly with good boots.

Field Trip – Presqu’ile Park for March Migrants

March is a great month to catch up with migrant waterfowl and early passerine migrants. Presqu'ile Provincial Park should have both types in abundance, and it is a reliable spot to find the increasingly-scarce Canvasback. We will meet just outside the Park entrance sharply at 09:00 am. If social distancing cannot be maintained masks must ... Read more

Teen Naturalists – Rock Hounding

Details of Teen trips will be sent on registration with Anne at:  n8ture.anne at  or 613 389 6742. Please register by 10 March.

Field Trip – Western Ontario/Point Pelee

We will bird the South end of Lake St. Claire (Lighthouse Point & Mitchell’s Bay), Pt. Pelee National Park, Hillman Marsh, Wheatley Provincial Park, Rondeau Provincial Park, Blenheim Sewage Lagoons.  Plus anything else of interest in between.  Long Point Provincial Park and Windsor area are also possibilities, either as twitches or optional private pre/post extensions. ... Read more