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.


03apr7:00 pm9:00 pmMEETING: A final refuge for wildlife in Southern Ontario

10apr6:00 pm8:00 pmOUTING: Sights & Sounds of Spring

17apr6:00 pm9:00 pmOUTING: Sights & Sounds of Spring


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

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



  • Sights & Sounds #1 Recap
    As the chill of winter dissipates and the days grow longer, nature awakens with a symphony of sights and sounds, heralding the arrival of spring. We had 10 people join our first Sights & Sounds Outing. Our journey began with a stroll down the Rail Trail from Line 14, Oro Medonte. We noted Coltsfoot and …
  • Recap: April Meeting with Leora Berman
    It was a blustery first Wednesday in April in Orillia, and 18 people joined in person at the Orillia Museum of Art & History and 18 joined via Zoom. Recent Sightings: White Fox with dark face Flock of Turkeys with Males Displaying Courtship Behaviour Red bellied Woodpeckers (several reports) Snowy Owl Great Blue Heron Red …
  • February Meeting Recap – Mute Swan Society
    Thanks to the 34 people who attended in person and 25 people on Zoom for our February meeting with Kelly Duffin from the Mute Swan Society. Kelly’s presentation covered identification, history, population and range, life cycle, social and common behaviours and common misconceptions. The presentation focused on one pair – “Mama and Dad Swan” (being …