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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McIvor Wetland near Purple Valley with Bob and Marie Knapp

October 2, 2021 @ 12:30 am 1:00 pm

McIvor Wetland near Purple Valley with Bob and Marie Knapp

Date: Saturday, October 2, 9:30 am – 1 pm   

This is your chance to visit this 300 acre BTC property with all the richness of the fall. This is a unique wetland with lots of escarpment features.      

You will be meeting at the Colpoy’s Bay dock (Bruce Road 9) at 9:30 am.  Then you will drive to Crooked Toe Road where the hike will begin. Bring a lunch and water.  

Tea will be served on Bob & Marie’s cabin deck following the hike.


Registerrmknapp@yahoo.com or 519 371 1255