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The Sandhills of Eastern Ontario

The Sandhills (Sand Hills) of Eastern Ontario, located in Constance Bay , along the Ottawa River just to the West of the urban Ottawa area, are remnants of sand dunes left by the glacier-Champlain Sea-river dune building processes.  There were many of these sandy areas in this region. Continue reading

Birding at Constance Bay

Starting from the Skevington residence in Constance Bay,  15 daring members of the Macnamara Club set out on the trails of the Torbolton Forest. This unique vestige of glacier, marine and river action includes several plant and animal communities.

The most unusual one is the Pine-Oak Savannah, which is Continue reading

White Lake Fen

Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club field trip to White Lake Fen (AM) and Stewartville Cedar Swamp (PM)

This was an excellent 5 hour trudge through, initially, the Fen. On a hot day, the cool fen water seeping into my old sneakers felt so good. Led by the ever knowledgeable Michael Runtz, Continue reading

Art in the Everglades

A message from Art Goldsmith, who took a break from balancing the MFNC books…

Hi All:

We extended our field trip reach…

We had an amazing turnout for this trip, about 20 people in canoes, led by a NPS Volunteer named DW, really.

Your intrepid exec members Suzanne and Art Continue reading