Annual Owl Prowl, April 2, 2017

April 2 proved to be a real hoot when Michael Runtz led us on our annual Owl Prowl in the Arnprior/Pakenham area.  The weather was warm and the winds were calm, a perfect night for finding owls.  At our first stop near Arnprior there was still daylight and Continue reading

Mudpuppy Night in Oxford Mills


On Friday, February 10, the Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club attended a Mudpuppy Night event at Oxford Mills. The event was very successful as over 20 people attended, including 5 young folks. The event was led by Aleta Karstad and Fred Schueler who provided a very informative description of the Continue reading

Birds of Prey in Late Fall

Sunday afternoon, November 27, found about 25 Macnamarans in carpools driving around the Arnprior/Pakenham area in search of birds of prey (and any other birds of interest).  Our first stop proved very successful when some odd looking geese were spotted within a large group of Canada Geese on the Continue reading

Fossils Rock 2016

On October 15, we travelled to several different locations near Pakenham where we discovered an amazing variety of well-preserved fossils from the Ordovician Period, under the very capable leadership of Dave Forsyth.  Dave provided us with a handout so that we could learn to identify the fossils we were Continue reading