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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

Mar
11

Backus Woods in Winter: Tree Ecology Hike

NCC ecologist Brett Norman will take us on a crisp winter walk in the North Tract of Backus Woods to learn how to identify trees in winter and their ecology.
Mar
14

Raptor Migration Monitoring

Bruce Mackenzie (BSC’s Stu Mackenzie’s father) will talk of the work being done by the Niagara Peninsula Hawk Watch, which monitors raptor migration.
Apr
11

Bonnieheath Farm and ALUS

Anita and Steve Buehner will talk about running their farm in a nature friendly way and how ALUS (Alternative Land Use Services) was involved in the set-up of their operation.
Apr
22

Early Spring Hike at SWCR’s Turkey Point Ravines.

The St. Williams Conservation Reserve consists of 2 large tracts of land. One of those is partially on the south side of Front Road and a favorite of mountain bikers. But it also offers rare beauty for hikers.

Recent articles

December 2016 Lotus

December 2016 Lotus

Here is the December 2016 Lotus newsletter. It has the annual...
The Bruce Beckoned

The Bruce Beckoned

Ontario Nature's 85th annual gathering Story by Inga Hinnerichsen Ontario Nature...
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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