Field Trip – Butterflies Are Free

Leader Gary HillabyOur focus on this outing will be insects especially butterflies. We will start the day on the Cataraqui Trail at Maple Leaf  Road and Opinicon Road. We may stop at other spots on the trail to increase the variety of species to view. Weather day July 2To register contact Gary at or 613 547-8121.

Patterson Park “Walk-about”

Leader Gary Hillaby Meet at the parking lot of Patterson Park at the southernmost end of Sunny Acres Rd. Kingston.  We will walk the waterfront trail and take in what nature is offering. This outing is to familiarize members with the Invista property and see why this area is considered a prime birding location near ... Read more

Cat On A Bike

Leader Gary Hillaby We will meet at the parking lot at the Sydenham Library. Our convoy will head east toward Perth Road. What we see and how many stops will determine how much of the Cataraqui Trail we’ll cover. Bring the usual outing accessories (bug spray, sunscreen, water/snack)Register at or call 613 547-8121 Rain date Aug.14

Blue Mountain Fungi and Feathers

Leader Gary Hillaby We will meet at the carpool lot at Highway 2 and 401 (Gananoque).  Fungi and mushrooms will be a focus as we ascend to the summit of Blue Mountain. This edge of Charleston Provincial Park can provide great opportunities to observe nature both on the ground and in the air. We might ... Read more

Southwestern Ontario Field Trip

We will be heading back to Western Ontario, May 13-19, 2023, to bird Point Pelee National Park, Rondeau (and other) Provincial Park(s), Hillman Marsh, Blenheim and Tilbury Lagoons and the Lake Saint Clair area as well as any other spots to which a twich may become desirable.   The group will again be limited to ... Read more