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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

Apr
14

Geology of Ontario (Speaker Event)–CANCELLED

To minimize the risk to attendees and speakers in light of the COVID-19 situation, the April 14th speaker event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.      
Apr
17

Timberdoodle Night Hike (Field Event)–CANCELLED

To minimize the risk to attendees and event leaders in light of the COVID-19 situation, the April 17th Timberdoodle night hike has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.        
May
10

Mother’s Day Spring Wildflower Hike (Field Event)

Bring Mom and join us on a leisurely stroll through the south tract of Backus Woods. Colleen and Bernie will identify and discuss the diversity and natural history of spring ephemeral flowers along the wooded trail.
May
12

Movie Night

Join us at the Simcoe Seniors' Centre for popcorn and movie night. Film title “TBA”.      
Jun
07

NFN Picnic (Field Event)

NFN members and non-members alike are invited to meet at the Interpretive Centre (885 Hwy. 24 at Forestry Farm Road) at 11:00 a.m., go for a tour and then head back to the Centre for a picnic lunch. Bring your own lunch, lawn chairs and insect repellant.  
Jul
04

Long Point Butterfly Count (Field Event)

Join one of our “winged jewels” experts and help tabulate the species and numbers of butterflies in Long Point and surrounding area, as part of the North America-wide annual count.  
Jul
17

Bat Hike (Field Event)

Liv Monck–Whipp will tell us about the general biology of bats and the different species that are in our area. Once it starts to get dark, we will go on a short hike looking and listening for bats.  
Aug
08

Hummingbirds and Butterflies (Field Event)

David Okines will give a hummingbird banding demonstration and then we’ll do a walk around the old field habitat to see what butterflies and birds can be seen.  
Aug
18

Mothing with Peter and Mary (Field Event)

Peter Carson and Mary Gartshore have been studying local moth species for quite a few years. They use light traps and sugaring methods to attract the moths, as well as rearing some of the larger species, and will have some on display.  

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