Events & Meetings

October 21, 2015

General Information

Club meetings are the first Tuesday of every month except July and August at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St., Arnprior (by the Fairgrounds). Guests welcome: $5 per meeting – Students welcome to attend for Free! Guests are also welcome on field trips and will be asked to make a contribution of $5 to our club. (Students are free.) Please register beforehand and always check this website for updates before heading out on a field trip. NOTE: If you join a field trip, be aware that other participants may take your picture, accidentally or intentionally. So the photo may end up on the or other websites. It’’s a normal part of sharing field trip fun and information. If you don’’t want your photo used this way, tell the trip leader or the field trip coordinator at  
  • Sun

    Leader: Owen Clarkin
    Hosts: Anne and Ross Helmsley

    Meet: at the house, 1048 Dickson Road, Burnstown, off highway 511 near Burnstown Beach

    Members of the club are invited to join Owen, who is a specialist on native trees, on a walk through the Helmsley property in Burnstown, which consists of 60 acres of woods and 8 of open fields. The trails there are very basic so wear sturdy shoes. Bring a lunch for the trail and dress for biting insects. Bring binoculars if you have them since this is a very good time to look for birds as well.  Register at


  • Fri
    6:00 pmArnprior

    Leader:  Art Goldsmith

    Meet:  At the trailhead on McNab Street

    We will take a leisurely walk along the trail through various habitats, looking for birds of the forest and the marsh.  If time allows we will also visit the shore of the Ottawa River nearby.  Dress for biting insects, wear comfortable shoes and bring your binoculars.  Register at

  • Thu
    8:30 amWhite Lake

    Leader: Michael Runtz

    Meet: 8:30 am in the parking lot of the Metro Store, 375 Daniel Street, Arnprior. Park close to the road. We will carpool from there.

    This is a unique wetland which holds multiple species of our native orchids, carnivorous plants and unusual insects too, like the Bogbean Buckmoth. Wet feet are guaranteed in the fen so old running shoes make perfect footwear on a hot day. Hip-waders or tall rubber boots would work too. It is a good idea to cover up with light clothing for protection against the sun and the biting insects. Bring a hand lens and binoculars if you have them. Expect to be out until early afternoon and bring lots of water and a lunch. There will be an ice cream stop along the way to our picnic area. Note: There will be a limited number of registrations accepted for this trip due to the sensitive nature of the fen habitat. Register at