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
    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

    Our Presenter:

    George White is the President and the mycologist at RIFDS (Residential and Industrial Fungal Detection Service) Inc. and has specialized in mould inspections and detection in the indoor environment for 30 years.

    The Presentation:

    Mr. White’s presentation will focus on what mould is, how it behaves, how to know if you have it, the symptoms associated with mould exposure, the appropriate actions needed to mitigate mould and ways to prevent mould from occurring indoors.

    Biography:

    George White is a mycologist and President at RIFDS (Residential and Industrial Fungal Detection Service) Inc. and has specialized in mould inspections and detection in the indoor environment for 30 years. He began his scientific career in Agriculture Canada working with microfungi eventually becoming the quarantine mycologist at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. With a wide exposure to a large range of fungi and expertise in mould identification and detection and in risk assessment and management, Mr. White has applied this expertise to the built environment. He has provided consulting services to many clients including governments, engineering firms, medical practitioners and insurance companies.

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

    Our Presenter:

    Dr. Frank F. Mallory, Professor, Department of Biology, Laurentian University who has done research in the Arctic Tundra, the Boreal Forest, the Eastern Deciduous Forest and the Tropical Forests of Mexico ecosystems.

    The Presentation:

    In Canada, most of his recent work has dealt with woodland caribou and the forest industry in Ontario, Manitoba and Labrador and the re-introduction of elk into central Ontario. In all regards, he has specialized in understanding the relationships between habitat change and its impact on predator/prey systems and the sustainability of ungulate populations.

    Biography:

    Dr. Frank F. Mallory, Professor and Past Chair, Department of Biology, Laurentian University did his B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. at Laurentian University and his Ph.D. at the University of Guelph. He has done research in a number of different ecosystems including, the Arctic Tundra, The Boreal Forest, the Eastern Deciduous Forest and the Tropical Forests of Mexico.

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    1:00 pmArnprior

    Leader:  Suzanne Monnon

    Meet:  at the Macnamara Trail, directions on this website

    Have you ever wanted to learn the basics about mushrooms? If your answer is "yes" then this outing is for you. We will go into the forest to search for and identify many different types of fungi.

    Our leader has been an avid amateur mycologist for many years. She will share her knowledge in a way that beginners will understand, so no previous knowledge is necessary.

    Wear weather-appropriate clothing. Bring a small knife, loupe lens if you have one, water and a snack. Register at events@mfnc.ca

  • 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 Dr. André Martel, Canadian Museum of Nature - 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