Frogs, salamanders and other creatures

On Sunday night, 28 kids and adults met to enjoy finally the songs of spring, a spring which has been very slow in arriving. We searched a pond on Stonecrest Road which was still pretty quiet, although the kids were quite taken with the many leeches and dragonfly larvae Continue reading

Snowshoeing in the Carp Hills

MFNC was invited by club member, Janet Mason, to explore her property on the Carp Ridge, a large, beautiful area of almost 300 acres.  Seventeen of us joined in on the outing.  Field trip leaders were Jeff Skevington and Gord Vogg, who interpreted the geology, flora Continue reading

Birds of Prey with Jon Ruddy

On January 16, 15 Macnamarans, along with our enthusiastic and excellent leader, Jon Ruddy, ventured around Arnprior and Pakenham looking for birds of prey.  We were not to be disappointed.  Our first stop produced a Northern Shrike (the first of the winter for this very happy writer!) Continue reading