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About the NFN

The NFN is a community-based, non-profit organization founded in 1962. The aims of the group are the study, appreciation and conservation of our natural world.

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The Lotus

Download our NFN Lotus newsletter as well as our annual reports.

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Membership

Are you or your children interested in the natural world? Are you interested in habitat restoration? If so, please join us!

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Coming Events

Oct
02

Fascinating Fungi: Mushroom Identification Hike

Join us on a fall hike in Backus Woods to look for and identify mushrooms and other fungi of all shapes and sizes. Bring a camera as you are not allowed to harvest mushrooms in this NCC property.
Oct
11

Easy Method for Warbler Identification

Sarah Rupert is the Interpretive Naturalist at Point Pelee National Park and a wonderful artist known as Pelee Girl. She uses her artistic skills in a very unique way to identify Canada’s Crown Jewels of the bird world.
Nov
08

A Legend in Crisis

Ron Casier of the Canadian Chestnut Council will be talking about its efforts to aid in the recovery of this legendary giant of the forest. The American Chestnut was once one of the most important timber and nut producing trees in the Carolinian Zone until it was nearly destroyed by an introduced pathogen.
Dec
13

Members’ night and Christmas social

NFN Members are invited to bring up to 12 electronic photos or a short video of no more than 10 minutes of sightings or trips. - Don’t forget to bring goodies to share!
Dec
18

Woodhouse Bird Count

Join one of the local Christmas Bird Counts and spend the day in the field identifying and counting all of the birds you see or hear. Data collected during these annual counts provides vital information on the distribution of winter bird populations.
Dec
28

Fisherville Bird Count

Join one of the local Christmas Bird Counts and spend the day in the field identifying and counting all of the birds you see or hear. Data collected during these annual counts provides vital information on the distribution of winter bird populations.
Jan
10

Phragmites in Norfolk – What Can be Done

Janice Gilbert is a wetlands ecologist with the Long Point Phragmites Action Alliance, with which NFN is associated. Phragmites is also known as European Common Reed. Janice will speak about this incredibly invasive species that is infecting about 40% of Long Point Marsh and the efforts being made to mitigate its spread and take back the marsh.
Jan
22

Winter Birding in Haldimand County

The fields and pastures of Haldimand attract many wintering raptors, including Short-eared Owls, while the open water along the Lake Erie shoreline can be a good spot for waterfowl and the occasional Bald Eagle. Bring binoculars and wear warm clothing.

Recent articles

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