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.



“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.  

Long Point Butterfly Count

This all-day event is like a Christmas Bird Count and involves identifying and counting local butterflies. Join one of our experts and help tabulate the species and numbers of butterflies in Long Point and surrounding area.