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! Annual General Meeting may be an exception. 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.  

Event Information:

  • Sat
    01
    Aug
    2020

    Members Only Outing to Morris Island Conservation Area

    08:00 - 11:00Morris Island Conservation Area (Fitzroy Harbour)

    Saturday 1 August;  Rain Date Sunday August 2

    8:00 AM to. 11:00 AM (approx. 3hrs)

    Location: We will meet at the parking lot at Morris Island Conservation Area ($3 Fee to park).

    Leaders:  Derek Dunnett and Erik Pohanka

    Derek and Erik will lead the group around the Island discussing the trees, plants, birds, herps, insects and other things of interest that the group runs across.  The route will run along an old railroad line for a good portion of the way and therefore will be in full sun exposure that portion.   At the end of the rail line, there is the option to continue into more rugged terrain where a variety of more birds may be seen.  Those not wishing to continue at that point may return along the rail line.  Solid, comfortable closed footwear and ability to walk and stand for the duration of the hike is required.  It can get hot so please bring water to drink, wear a hat, sunscreen and long pants tucked into your socks (poison ivy and ticks).  Binoculars, a hand lens (small personal magnifying glass) and a camera are a good idea if you have them.

    A note about Covid:  Participant numbers will be restricted to those allowed by local health bylaws so register early and only if you truly know you can come.  You may register yourself and anyone in your own household only.  Participation will be on a first come first registered basis.   Confirmation emails will be sent.

    We will be maintaining physical distancing requirements.  Please bring a non-medical mask in the event the group decides by consensus that this is necessary. Please do not come if you are ill or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19.  Notification of cancellation as soon as possible would be appreciated.

    Register at events@mfnc.ca no later than Wednesday July 29th.