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.

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03jun11:00 am12:00 pmOuting: Eastern Bluebird Nest Box Trail - for Youth

17jun7:30 am9:00 amOuting: Birding by Ear


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  • Outing: Chimney Swift Watch
    Thanks to the 11 people who gathered together to watch for Chimney Swifts! Together we counted 36 swifts. A bird best identified by silhouette, the smudge-gray Chimney Swift nimbly maneuvers over rooftops, fields, and rivers to catch insects. Its tiny body, curving wings, and stiff, shallow wingbeats give it a flight style as distinctive as …
  • Outing: Cowan Trail
    Eight people gathered for an outing to the Cowan trail on May 12.  This 1.9-km loop trail near Severn, Ontario is generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 28 min to complete. Matchedash Bay is the largest marsh situated on Georgian Bay and is listed as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The …
  • Ontario Nature Huronia Regional Meeting
    We had over 25 people attend the regional meeting, held at GIIWEDIN KI (Rama North Lands). They had time for a morning social where they listened and watched for birds over Lake Couchiching, then heard greetings from Barbara MacKenzie Wynia from Ontario Nature. Denis Paccagnella and Tanya Clark from our Club shared updates on club …