Below is a link to the schedule for Norfolk Field Naturalists’ 2023-24 speakers and outings program:
2023-24 NFN program brochure
Starting with the September 2023 speaker events, the NFN will be returning to in-person meetings.
Guest speakers present programs on interesting and relevant natural history and conservation issues. Field outings to local areas of interest to naturalists are held throughout the year.
Meetings: Meetings are held at the Simcoe Recreation Centre, 182 South Drive, Simcoe, in the Norfolk Room.
Field Outings: Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and hiking conditions. Preregistration is required. It is always a good idea to call for directions, information on trail conditions, what to bring, and any last minute changes. No pets please.
Join us on an Autumn “weird, wonderful and worth it” hike 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.
Marcie Jacklin from the Owl Foundation (which treats more than a hundred owls a year) will provide us with information about the owls found in Ontario.
Marlis Butcher – The Canadian Park Bagger – has visited all the National Parks in Canada. She will talk about her visit to the newest park in the high Arctic, Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve.
Members are invited to email up to 20 electronic photos or a short video no more than 10 minutes long of nature events or trips to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Woodhouse (Norfolk County) Christmas Bird Count and spend the day in the field identifying and counting all the birds you see or hear.
Join the Fisherville (Haldimand County) Christmas Bird Count and spend the day in the field identifying and counting all the birds you see or hear.
Willy Waterton and Audrey Armstrong will tell us about their two-year orchid quest adventure, and we will find out how many species they located and documented.
Dan Strickland is a former Chief Park Naturalist who served at Algonquin Provincial Park where Canada Jays are common. He will tell all about this clever corvid which breeds in every province and territory.
Sydney Shepherd, Program Field Coordinator with Birds Canada, will talk about Piping Plovers and the synergy between scientific research and community action.
John Johnstone, PhD from the University of Waterloo, will outline how the Great Lakes were formed by examining the properties of rocks, ice, lava and water.