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The Blue Bill

The Blue Bill is the quarterly publication of the Kingston Field Naturalists and has been published since March 1954.

Anyone may submit material to the Blue Bill to be considered for publication as long as the topic of the material is relevant to nature and to the Kingston region.

Submission Guidelines:

Submit the text of your article in Word, Open Document Format (.odt), or Plain Text.

If your article includes a table, send it as a separate document in Excel, Open Document Format (.ods), or CSV even if it is contained in your text document.

Send images as separate files (e.g. png, jpg, gif) even if they are included in your text document. Please “attach” them to the email.

Crop images to show the subject and ensure they are a minimum of 1000 px wide for a column width photo and 2000 px wide for a page width photo.

Include a caption and credit or attribution for each image.

Verify common and scientific names with an up-to-date curated resource such as iNaturalist.ca.

Send submissions to the editor: editor@thebluebill.ca by the first of the month of publication (i.e., March 1, June 1, September 1, or December 1).

Many older issues of the Blue Bill are available here either because they were originally published as an electronic version (PDF) or the original paper version was scanned and turned into a PDF. A grey button indicates that the associated issue is not yet available. If you click a button, the issue will open in a new tab. You can also right-click the button and download the issue to your computer.


Note: There was no June 1992 issue.