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The Kingston Field Naturalists at 50 (1949 to 1999)

by Mike Evans In its fiftieth year, the Kingston Field Naturalists is pleased to host for the sixth time the annual conference of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. The last occasion on which the conference was held in Kingston marked the KFN’s fortieth anniversary. The special edition of The Blue Bill published for that conference … Read more

The Kingston Field Naturalists at 40 Years (1949 to 1989)

by Robert B. Stewart The Kingston Field Naturalists are pleased to host the 58th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists as a part of our celebration of forty years activity as a naturalists organization. While forty seems rather like “just getting started” compared to the Ottawa Field Naturalists who are 110 … Read more

The Kingston Field Naturalists: Past & Present (1949 to 1982)

by Mike Evans Hosting the FON Annual Conference represents an important milestone in the life of one of the most active of the clubs within the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. Occasions such as this also provide one with an excuse to look back into the club’s past and to review some of the accomplishments of … Read more

A History of the Kingston Field Naturalists: The first 25 years

by Helen Quilliam © Blue Bill (1974) Volume 21 No. 2 : 26-31 Whereas a history of a natural history club should contain a list of concrete accomplishments and their dates, the state of the treasury and of membership, these things sometimes make very dull reading. They can in the last resort be found by … Read more

A Brief History of the Kingston Field Naturalists: 1949 to 1954

by Robert B. Stewart On March 31, 1949, a group of 22 people interested in Natural History met in the Agricultural Board Room of the Ontario Government Bui1ding on Barrie St., at the invitation of Dr. George M. Stirrett. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the formation of a nature club.

Industrial Wind Power Project on Amherst Island Approval Response

Wind Power on Amherst Island Industrial Wind Despite objections from many organizations, in August 2015 the Ontario Government approved an industrial wind project on Amherst Island. The KFN supports the need to find clean, renewable sources of energy but is opposed to this project and others which are sited in areas where they will have … Read more

KFN Member Adele Crowder given Goldie Award

Dr. Adele Crowder is a respected and longtime member of the Kingston Field Naturalists who has contributed much to our club over the years. Adele was presented this award by Michael McMurtry (pictured above) at the general meeting of the KFN on 17 October 2013. The Goldie Award is given out by the Field Botanists … Read more

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 reserve at the east end of Amherst Island. The sign names the property the “Martin Edwards Reserve” in honour of our recently departed, Honorary President. Dr Edwards was a world … 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.  While the KFN realizes the need for alternate sources of energy other than carbon based fuels, it is clear that wind farms can also do great harm to the environment, … Read more