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.


Field Event: NFN Picnic

The plan is 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. Please bring your own lunch, lawn chairs and insect repellant.

Special Event: Long Point Butterfly Count

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

Field Event: Norfolk Sand Plain Restoration Tour

Mary Gartshore and Peter Carson will take participants to several restoration sites which represent various habitats and stages of maturity. Planning, execution and results will be discussed and illustrated.  

Field Event: Mothing with Peter and Mary

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.