The NFN holds monthly meetings from September until May. At each meeting, guest speakers present information on various aspects of natural history. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, at the Simcoe Seniors Centre, Pond Street, in Simcoe. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Various field outings are also planned throughout the year, and include trips to local conservation areas, bird banding, winter tree identification and much more. Field outings are free of charge.
Download the 2018-2019 Speaker and Field Outing Schedule.
Please click the title of each event below to get full details.
From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel a general membership meeting or field event. Here is our event cancellation policy.
Peter Carson and Mary Gartshore have been studying local moth species for a number of 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. They will discuss the natural history of these nighttime fliers.
Ken Burrell, who is a consulting biologist with Natural Resource Solutions Inc. in Waterloo and co-author with his brother, Mike, of their new book Best Places to Bird in Ontario
will speak about this subject.
Join us on a Fall hike in Backus Woods (South Tract) to look for and identify mushrooms and other fungi of all shapes and sizes.
Join us for an evening of stargazing with Bernie Mueller and the North Shore Erie Amateur Astronomers at Win-Del Community Park, 3178 Nixon Rd., Windham Centre.
Adam Shoalts, professional adventurer, writer and explorer, will tell us about his 2017 journey across Canada’s Arctic.
Ian Fife, Bird Studies Canada’s Forest Birds at Risk Coordinator, will talk about his studies regarding recent declines in the numbers of forest birds.
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. Non-members welcome to attend.
Join the Woodhouse Christmas Bird Count and spend the day in the field identifying and counting all of the birds you see or hear. Data collected during these annual counts provides vital information on winter bird populations.
Join the Fisherville (Haldimand County) Christmas Bird Count and spend the day in the field identifying and counting all of the birds you see or hear. Data collected during these annual counts provides vital information on winter bird populations.
NFN member Audrey Heagy will bring us up-to-date about happenings at the St. Williams Conservation Reserve.