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Annual Potluck Supper & Presentation

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Event
Annual Potluck Supper & Presentation
When
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00pm - All Ages
Where
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (map)
865 1st Ave. West, Owen Sound (near the library)
Other Info
Please note the time and location: 6PM Sharp, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 865 1st Ave. W, Owen Sound

Bring your own plates, cutlery and cup or mug, and bring a food dish to share, along with serving utensils.

7PM - Ted Armstrong Thunder Bay Wildlife Biologist
"Where are they now? Why Woodland Caribou no longer roam much of Ontario" A former Grey County farm boy, Armstrong has worked extensively on developing species at risk recovery programs and policies, with a special focus on the iconic Woodland Caribou, and more.

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Members Night’ Bob Rice Coordinating

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Event
Members Night’ Bob Rice Coordinating
When
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
A potpourri of OSFN members’ slides, displays, art, collections and compositions focusing on the natural world. A limit of 10 slides and 10 minutes of presentation
time is preferred.

Register your presentation with Bob Rice at: bob@ningwakwe.ca 519.477.1728

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Barry Kent MacKay, Artist and Naturalist Bird art: the challenges to bird art and illustration, now and in the past.

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Event
Barry Kent MacKay, Artist and Naturalist Bird art: the challenges to bird art and illustration, now and in the past.
When
Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
A respected ornithologist, an acclaimed artist, columnist, and author, McKay brings his expertise and passion to share with OSFN.

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Dr.Sonja Ostertag: Belugas ’Qilalugaq’ in the Arctic

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Event
Dr.Sonja Ostertag: Belugas ’Qilalugaq’ in the Arctic
When
Thursday, March 8, 2018
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
The annual migration of beluga whales, called qilalugaq in Inuvialuktun, presents an important opportunity for subsistence harvesting by the Inuvialuit of the western Canadian Arctic, and for collaborative study on how environmental change may impact this species, plus unique insight for research and co-management.

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The Northwest Passage – in Franklin’s Wake. Willy Waterton and Audrey Armstrong

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Event
The Northwest Passage - in Franklin’s Wake. Willy Waterton and Audrey Armstrong
When
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
Willy Waterton and Audrey Armstrong will present an illustrated talk about their travels from Cambridge Bay to Iqaluit. Come and learn about a local connection to the
search for Franklin.

Photo by Willy Waterton

Photo by Willy Waterton



Photo by Willy Waterton

Photo by Willy Waterton

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Peter Middleton: Ancient Plants of Grey and Bruce.

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Event
Peter Middleton: Ancient Plants of Grey and Bruce.
When
Thursday, January 11, 2018
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
“The two counties we call home are also the place where a number of remarkable plants that have occupied the earth for aeons find a place to live. From the escarpment face to
the forests and fens, mosses, liverworts, ferns and trees thrive. This program will introduce a few of them and their remarkable histories.”

Peter explaining the characteristics of a bracken fern.

Peter explaining the characteristics of a bracken fern.

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Butterflies of Bognor Marsh

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Chris Rickard and a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (photo by John Dickson)

Chris Rickard and a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (photo by John Dickson)

Event
Butterflies of Bognor Marsh
When
Saturday, June 23, 2018
1:30pm - 4:30 PM - All Ages
Where
Bognor Marsh (map)
Other Info
Register: Chris Rickard crickard@sympatico.ca, (705)444-6671

Where: Bognor Marsh, meet at the parking lot at Grey Rd 18 and Concession 4.

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Inglis Falls Aboretum and Propagation Area Tour with Bill Moses

Friday, December 8th, 2017

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Event
Inglis Falls Aboretum and Propagation Area Tour with Bill Moses
When
Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00 PM - All Ages
Where
Arboretum, Grey Sauble Conservation Headquarters (map)
Other Info
A perfect opportunity to see what's happening at the Arboretum.

Register: Bill Moses bill.mosesos@gmail.com

Limit: 12 participants

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Who Made Those Tracks and Why?

Friday, December 8th, 2017

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Event
Who Made Those Tracks and Why?
When
Saturday, March 3, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00 PM - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound Area (map)
Other Info
An Interpretive Late Winter Tracking Hike with Jeff Kinchen.

Register: Jeff Kinchen, bognors.finest@gmail.com 519.374.4246

Limit: 12 participants

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Bridges featuring Northern Adventurer, Adam Shoalts

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Event
Bridges featuring Northern Adventurer, Adam Shoalts
When
Saturday, November 4, 2017
6:00pm - All Ages
Where
Harrison Park Community Centre (map)
Other Info
Adam Shoalts is returning to Owen Sound 6:00pm Saturday November 4th at the Harrison Park Community Centre. His presentation is in support of the Council of Outdoor Educator's of Ontario Bursary Fund. The Owen Sound Field Naturalists are a supporting partner, and generous sponsorship has been provided by Caframo.

Learn first hand about Adam's Celebration Voyage by canoe across much of Canada's arctic this past summer. The evening will also include music, a trading blanket, and gourmet hors d'oeuvres.

This event is a fundraiser for the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario Bursary Fund

Tickets still available $60 /each Limited seating.

To reserve your seat/attendance please contact Deb directly at -

Available through Deborah Diebel at
deborah_diebel@bwdsb.on.ca or 519-379-0864


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