OSFN Programs

Please note that all Programs, and schedules are subject to change. To avoid disappointment, please check with this site for updates and changes to dates, speakers, locations, etc. We thank you for your understanding in these matters.


OSFN Indoor Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E Owen Sound. There are no Indoor Meetings in July and August. However, until the City of Owen Sound’s COVID-19 restrictions and provincial and public health guidelines change, meetings will be held virtually, via ZOOM.  Please see the individual event listings below for more details.

We invite speakers with a wide range of expertise from Grey/Bruce and other parts of the province. These evenings are open to the public. The auditorium is open by 6:30, with coffee and refreshments. The meeting gets under way at 7:00, and may include brief announcements by other organizations as well as OSFN club acitivities, club business, social time, nature sightings and reports.

The club also offers a full schedule of outdoor activities during the year. Through these outings, members learn more about the birds, plants, mammals and geology of this part of Ontario. We also keep a protective eye on our precious natural areas.

Download our 2020/21 Schedule (pdf, 260kb)

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Beaver Valley Nature Hike

October 20, 2020 @ 10:30 am 1:30 pm

Join John Burton of the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club for a three hour tour of the newly completed Stew Hilts Loop Trail. Highlights will include old growth maple/beech forest on the Beaver Valley western slope, the waterfall, plus the view from the lookout, across to Old Baldy and east to Eugenia Falls. Please bring a lunch or snack.

Good footing, excellent trail, medium difficulty with some up and downs over the length of the trail. Walking sticks are a good idea. There are no bathroom facilities during the hike.

Meet at Johnston’s side road parking lot. This road runs east off of Grey Road 32 between Markdale and Flesherton.

Register with John Burton at jburtonesp@yahoo.ca or 519-379-4823