General InformationClub 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 mfnc.ca 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 email@example.com.
Carp Barrens Winter Species CountMFNC will join the Friends of the Carp Hills (FCH) in recording the animals that make the Carp Barrens home in the winter in a species count on Saturday, 2 February, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Field naturalists with good animal track and bird identification skills are particularly needed.FCH is documenting the impact of human use on the flora and fauna of the Carp Barrens (at Thomas Dolan Parkway), particularly around unauthorized trails. Having an understanding of what animals inhabit the Barrens in winter will help with this four season ecological study. We will walk one of the trail loops and record all tracks seen, and all animals seen or heard. Observations will be uploaded to iNaturalist.Because parking on the shoulder is limited, we will meet at the Dunrobin Community Association parking lot at 1145 Thomas Dolan Parkway (near Dunrobin Road intersection) and carpool from there 4 km up the road. Wear appropriate footwear, which may mean snowshoes or winter boots with ice grips. The terrain is rocky and uneven.If the conditions are poor for observations, we will reschedule the event, aiming for Sunday, 3 February at the same time and place. Please check our web site mfnc.ca before heading out.Participants are asked to register ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org. The number of participants will be limited to 15.