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 2021/22 Schedule (pdf, 260kb)

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Members’ Night

March 10 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Members’ Night – Brian Robin Coordinating

A potpourri of OSFN members’ slides, displays, art, collections and compositions focusing on the natural world. A limit of 10 minutes for each presentation is preferred. Register yours with Brian at robin.brian@gmail.com.

Location: Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre (1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON)

Presentation:  Join us as we get back together. Member’s Night is coordinated by Brian Robin.  It is an opportunity for you to find out what some of our members have been doing or to learn about their skills or passions.  Six people have volunteered to make 10-minute presentations. Brian hopes you enjoy these varied presentations. 

Scheduled presenters from the club are:

  • David Morris – In Our Own Backyard;  
  • Bill Moses – OSFN History;  
  • Marsha Courtney- Kayak Into Nature’s Beauty;
  • Bob Knapp – A Trip to Ecuador;
  • Peter Middleton – Wings over the Platte, Sandhill Crane Spectacular (from Nebraska);
  • Steve Bowie – Petrified Rock.

We will not be serving coffee or having refreshments. Please feel free to bring your own travel mug and snacks. (The Bayshore is peanut free.)
The nametags won’t be available at this meeting.  
The wearing of masks is required in the Bayshore.

Or attend via ZOOM the night of the presentation. Details of how to join via ZOOM will be sent out to OSFN members 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 “Members” in the subject line.