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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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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


Members night and Christmas social

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

Peru and Machu Picchu

Heather Walters, a writer for the Port Dover Maple Leaf, will tell us about her fascinating recent trip to Peru. She will tell us about her adventures getting to Machu Picchu, an Incan Citadel built in the 15th century. It is set high in the Andes Mountains above the Urubamba River valley.

Winter Birding in Haldimand County

The fields and pasture of Haldimand attract many wintering raptors, including Short-Eared Owls. 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. Meet in Port Dover at the base of the dock on the west side of the harbor. Contact Len at 519-428-6796.

Recent articles

December 2016 Lotus

December 2016 Lotus

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2016 Birdathon

2016 Birdathon

The 2016 Summer Lotus has the first of two articles on...
Coyote Watch

Coyote Watch

The NFN Information Session on Coyotes was a Big Success! Late...
Tales from The Tip

Tales from The Tip

Story and photos by Inga Hinnerichsen Originally published in 2015 December...

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