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 2019-2020 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.
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.
Bernie Mueller, Norfolk Field Naturalists member, astronomer and photographer will talk about and show us marvelous photos of our night skies.
NCC Ecologist Brett Norman will take us on a crisp walk in the north tract of Backus Woods to learn how to identify trees in winter.
Richard Skevington, birder extraordinaire, will fill us in on the long and storied history of birding.
John Johnston, MSc, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will talk about how we became the province that we are geologically.
Come out for a night hike to witness the spectacular courtship display of the American Woodcock (aka Timberdoodle).
Bring Mom and join us on a leisurely stroll through the south tract of Backus Woods. Colleen and Bernie will identify and discuss the diversity and natural history of spring ephemeral flowers along the wooded trail.