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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August 2021

Introduction to How to Attract and Identify Moths.

August 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Moth Night - An Introduction to How to Attract and Identify MothsWhen: Wednesday August 4, 2021Time: 9 pm - 11:15 pm (Aug 5 - Rain Date) plus Thursday August 5 at 7 am to open Moth traps for ID, Photos and ReleaseWhere: Grey Sauble Conservation Administration Centre and Arboretum, 237897 Inglis Falls Road, RR 4, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N6 Alan Macnaughton has good equipment and techniques for attracting moths, and he can show other people how to do it. He will set up several stations and use…

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Indian River Excursion with David Morris

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

9:30 pm to 11:30, Saturday, August 21, 2021 (alternate date: August 24)Explore the banks of the lower Indian River with David Morris. Emphasis will be on the flora. Note: rough, uneven footing including loose cobble. Limit 10 people. Meet at the parking lot for the Indian Falls Conservation Area (ball diamond, tennis courts). Contact: David Morris, 519-376-1304 or davidtmorris@rogers.com

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Monarch Tagging Workshop with Audrey Armstrong

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This family friendly event will take place on Saturday August 21 (rain date August 22) from 1 to 3 pm at the Isaac Lake Boat Launch just north of Wiarton. How is it that monarch butterflies migrate 4,000 km to a place they’ve never been before? Why do we still need Citizen Scientists to assist in a North American monarch tagging initiative? How can they fly with a tiny “license plate” stuck to one wing? And how can you help…

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September 2021

Sarawak Saunter with David Morris

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sarawak Saunter9:30 pm to noon, Saturday, September 11, 2020 (alternate date: Sept. 14)Explore the diverse flora near Indian Falls with David Morris.  Our route will take us through an old farmstead, beside cropland, through abandoned fields reverting to “nature” and through mature maple woods.  The focus this year will be on goldenrods (six species) and asters (seven species).  Limit 12 people. Contact David Morris for directions.Contact:  David Morris, 519-376-1304 or davidtmorris@rogers.com

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