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.



“Fungi Hike” — Field Event

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.

“Canada Jays” — Speaker Event

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.  

“The Geology of the Great Lakes”

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.