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.

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Ecological Mystery Outing

September 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 4:30 pm

Ecological Mystery Outing with Parks Canada field ecologist Tyler Miller

Date: Saturday, September 18, (alt Sep 21), 1 – 4:30 pm –

Tyler will lead you on a mystery hike of the recently acquired Driftwood Cove property, which is under natural heritage investigation. This half-day outing will not be limited to any ecological topic; every herptile, bird, plant, fungus and or insect will prompt investigation and discussion. However, it is expected that close attention will be applied to the asters and goldenrods in flower. Although not critical, I encourage attendees to photograph species during the outing and contribute their observations to Bruce Peninsula & Fathom Five National (Marine) Park’s iNaturalist project, which can be joined here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/brucepeninsulafathomfivenp-99232f17-284b-4cdb-87d2-1d641dd6ff1a 

Other Information: Outing will likely venture off-trail, expect uneven terrain and possibly moderate difficulty.

Limit: 10

Register so further details to be sent to you: Tyler Miller tyler.miller@canada.ca