Upcoming Events

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Events & Meetings

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 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 events@mfnc.ca.  
  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    8:00 am - noonBurnt Lands Provincial Park

    Leaders: Members of the Club

    Meet: March Rd. at Upper Dwyer Hill Rd., on the SW corner where there is a parking lot.  We will carpool a short distance from there.

    We will wander through the alvar at Burnt Lands Provincial Park, where we should see many differ species of sparrow. Grasshopper, Chipping, Clay-colored, Field, White-throated, Vesper, Savannah, Song and Swamp Sparrows are all typically found here at this time of year. Many other birds make this unique environment their home.  We will walk approximately 2 km on easy trails. Please bring appropriate footwear. The alvar is exposed so bring sun and insect protection and water.  Register at events@mfnc.ca

  • Mon
    12
    Aug
    2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pmArnprior

    Leader: Lis Allison

    Meet: At 1:00 pm at the trailhead on McNab St., Arnprior

    Would you like to know more about the ferns along the Macnamara Trail? There are approximately 40 species of ferns native to the Ottawa Valley and the Trail has almost half of them, including the best patch of Walking Fern in the Valley.  Join Lis Allison for a brief (15 minute) talk about ferns, followed by a guided walk to see some of them. This trip will run rain or shine, unless severe weather is forecast. Please register at events@mfnc.ca

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    9:00 am - noonStoney Swamp

    Leaders: Derek Dunnett and Sophie Roy

    Meet: NCC Greenbelt parking lot P8 (on Moodie, South of Hunt Club)

    We will search for frogs, salamanders and snakes, as well as birds and whatever else we can find. This is a kid friendly event. Bring binoculars and hand lens if you have them, or just your cell phone for pics or for iNaturalist. There are washrooms near the parking area. The hike is less than 4 km but wear comfortable shoes and clothing for protection against the sun and biting insects. The trip will be cancelled if it is a cold ( < 13 C) or rainy day. Register at events@mfnc.ca

  • Tue
    03
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Presentation topic and speaker to be determined

  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Presentation given by Dr. Frank Mallory, Department of Biology, Laurentian University - details to follow

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    Evening TBDTBD

    Presentation by Dr. Brent Patterson, Trent University and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Details to follow

  • Tue
    05
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Presentation and video - Dr. Alberto Saurez-Esteban, Biodiversity Conservationist - Details to follow

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Presentation by Carl Savignac, Dendroica Environnement et Faune - details to follow

  • Tue
    07
    Jan
    2020
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    We are looking forward to learning all about your prized nature or natural history possessions or experiences!

    Please sign in at the door with the item or topic you wish to showcase.

    If you are showing photos, there should not be more than five and they should be on a USB key. You may also bring prints to put for table display.

    Donations welcome from non-presenters (a Loonie or Toonie, please).

    See you there!

  • Tue
    04
    Feb
    2020
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    A highlight annual event.  Combine learning, laughter and camaraderie. NO experience is necessary!

    If you are good at riddles, then this is the place to be! But, be prepared to meet your match. Michael's riddles are challenging, evocative and ever so finely crafted.

    This is an awesome and exhilarating way to learn about local natural history. Michael’s contagious enthusiasm, his keen insight into the intricacies of nature, and the countless anecdotes of his experiences as a naturalist always make for a very entertaining evening.

    Participants will be divided into teams that will compete to answer riddles and identify items from nature. Is there a young, dynamic, capable team ready to conquer all? Or perhaps, 2 out of 3?

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Presentation by Jeremy Inglis, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Details to follow

  • Tue
    07
    Apr
    2020
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Presentation by Mike Allan, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Details to follow

  • Tue
    05
    May
    2020
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Presentation by Jason Dombroskie, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Details to follow

  • Tue
    02
    Jun
    2020
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Presntation by Wouter Bleeker, Geological Survey of Canada - Details to follow