Events & Meetings

General Information

Club meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from September through June and begin at 7:00 p.m.  Our September 2022 meeting will take place via Zoom. We will be returning to our traditional in-person meetings at the Arnprior Curling Club starting with our October 2022 meeting. Club members who are more comfortable joining virtually via Zoom will continue to have that option. Many people are concerned about the transmission of Covid, as well as long Covid.  Accordingly, we are encouraging our club members to wear a mask when indoors at the Arnprior Curling Club and to sit apart from each other. Seats will be arranged 6’ apart.   Read more details here. Field trips have resumed as COVID restrictions ease up. 

Event Information:

  • Wed

    Louise de Kiriline Lawrence: The Making of a Midcentury Amateur Ornithologist

    7:00 pmZoom meeting + Arnprior Curling Club

    Canadian Geographic called Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Canada’s Rachel Carson and Canada’s Thoreau, noting that she spent 50 years studying birdlife in a remote forest on the Mattawa River.

    An endlessly curious self-trained amateur ornithologist and nature writer, de Kiriline Lawrence changed the way we think about birds.

    Merilyn Simonds started watching birds when she was seven and has been a writer for almost as long. Her latest work—Woman, Watching—is an innovative memoir/biography of de Kiriline Lawrence.

    Zooming in from the mountains of Mexico on December 7, 2022, Simonds will be presenting to MFNC members the fascinating story of Louise de Kiriline Lawrence: The Making of a Midcentury Amateur Ornithologist.