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

NFN members participate in monthly meetings from September to May, on the second Tuesday of each month. At each meeting, guest speakers present programs on various aspects of natural history.

Field Outings and workshops are also held throughout the year, including events for the whole family. Please see our events page for more details.

Please note that in recognition of their 50th anniversary in 2012, the Norfolk Field Naturalists purchased and donated a collection of 23 educational videos to the Norfolk Public Library, and President Bernie Solymar donated an additional 12 DVDs from his personal collection. The 35 DVD collection, entitled “The Nature and Environment Series”, includes breath-taking nature films that highlight Earth’s natural history and covers a broad range of topics affecting our world today. For a list of available DVDs, and instructions for how to rent from the Norfolk Public Library, please click here.

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Indian Paintbrush - Tara Crewe

Indian Paintbrush. Photo by Tara Crewe.