We are a passionate group of individuals with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds but whom all have an enthusiastic interest in nature.

See the calendar to the right for upcoming events, and the full program can be found on our program page here.

You can see recent activities such as outings, recap of meetings and more on our Activities page.

And make sure you are signed up as a member and following on Facebook and Instagram. Joining the club is a great way to learn about nature, meet like minded people and connect with your community.


01may6:00 pm8:00 pmAnnual General Meeting

11may9:00 am12:00 pmOUTING: Milford Bay to Baumaris Road

17may9:30 am12:00 pmOUTING: The Heronry Hike - Lagoon Wetlands Trail


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We try to keep the website up to date with events and activities as regularly as possible, but please make sure you are on our email list so you receive notices. Sign up for our email list through our Google Form. Contact us: orillianaturalists@gmail.com



  • A Year of Connection, Nature, and Learning
    A Delicious Start Our recent Orillia Naturalists’ Club gathering kicked off with a delightful potluck supper, setting the tone for an evening of warmth, camaraderie, and shared passion for the natural world. Denis Paccagnella welcomed both in-person attendees at the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) and those joining via Zoom. He opened the …
  • Exploring East Coulson Swamp: A Chilly Spring Outing with the Orillia Naturalists Club
    On a crisp spring evening, eight nature enthusiasts from the Orillia Naturalists Club gathered for our last Sights & Sounds outing to the East Coulson Swamp, a pristine nature reserve protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Although the air was cool and the sky blue, we were eager to explore this unique wetland ecosystem …
  • Sights & Sounds #2: A Refreshing Evening Stroll at George Langman Sanctuary
    The Orillia Naturalists’ Club embarked on a tranquil journey through George Langman Sanctuary, greeted by a cooler breeze at 7 degrees Celsius. Despite a day of rain, fortune smiled upon us as we ventured around the sanctuary without a single drop falling from the sky. Our senses were treated to a plethora of natural wonders, …