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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Trout Hollow Saunter – with Robert Burcher

October 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

10am to Noon, Monday October 11, Thanksgiving Day

Trout Hollow Saunter – with Robert Burcher.

Limit 12 – meet at Riverside Community Centre (map)
157707 7th Line, Meaford

Following in the footsteps of John Muir.

As a follow up to the recent Grand Opening of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy’s Trout Hollow Nature Reserve, OSFN offers this educational walk, with Author, Historian and Steward Robert Burcher, to reinforce for you the connections that John Muir had with our area during his time here, a century and a half ago.

Starting at 10AM from the Riverside Community Centre, then walking with Robert Burcher for historical and natural highlights on a 3km loop trail into Trout Hollow that will bring you back up to the parking lot at the Riverside Centre around Noon.

Suitable sturdy footwear, (maybe a walking stick too), is recommended, plus water and snacks.

Everyone Welcome! All ages!

Please register: Burcherphoto@gmail.com