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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Being a Bird in North America by Robert Alvo

January 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Being a Bird in North America by Robert Alvo
Date:  Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time:  7 p.m.
Robert is a conservation biologist, bird expert, with special emphasis on loons, and the author of Being a Bird in North America (available directly from Robert). 

The first portion of this webinar is titled “Common Loon Breeding Success in Relation to Lake Acidity and Lake Size over 38 Years” and will be followed by a Q & A.

The second portion is titled “Being a Bird in North America”
which deals with the most interesting aspects of each species, also followed by a Q&A.

The Zoom link will be sent out closer to the date.

This is a ZOOM webinar. Details of how to join will be sent out in an eHerald closer to the event. The webinar will be open at 6:45pm to sort any technical difficulties.

Didn’t receive an e-herald but would still like to participate? Please contact web@owensoundfieldnaturalists.ca with “Loon Webinar” as the subject title.

Thanks for your patience as we change with the times!