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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Monarchs: Concerns & Conservation with Audrey Armstrong

December 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Monarchs: Concerns & Conservation – Audrey Armstrong’s great passion is monarch butterflies. This illustrated talk, with photography by Willy Waterton, will include: an update on the status of the population; conservation strategies and recent scientific research concerning monarch butterflies; plus, descriptions of the monarch’s lifecycle here in Bruce Grey, in California and at overwintering sites in Mexico. Learn how you can help with conservation efforts and habitat creation in your own back yard!

If you are attending in person, please complete this Registration Survey which will help with contact tracing if required: https://us14.list-manage.com/survey?u=a6330ed526a43ccedcad40b59&id=6bfc433236

For your information when attending in person:
The Bay Room accommodates up to 250 people.
This event will be open to both members and non-members.
Advance registration to allow people to enter the Bay Room in a timely manner will be appreciated. If you do not register in advance, please allow yourself sufficient time as we have the following requirements.
At the door of the Bayshore:

  • each person will need to complete Covid screening (or bring written proof that it has been done).
  • each person will provide City of Owen Sound staff with proof of double vaccine as well as your photo ID.
    For entry into the Bay Room, where our program is being held, each person will either be confirmed by a volunteer from the pre-registration list OR will be required to record their name and contact information for contact tracing.
    Indoor Covid protocols will be followed.

OR You can attend by ZOOM the night of the presentation only (this event is not being recorded) – NO pre-registration is required. 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. This event will NOT be recorded.


Didn’t receive an e-herald, but would still like to participate via Zoom? Please contact web@owensoundfieldnaturalists.ca with “Monarch” in the subject line.