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.

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‘Botany and More, on the Lake Huron Shore’ with Jeannine Kralt.

Thursday morning June 13, 9:30 start time at Oliphant Fen. Fens are unique coastal wetlands occurring along the escarpment, meadow marshes that have conditions that are favourable for a variety of interesting species including orchids and carnivorous plants. Join Jeannine for this easy hike, mostly along boardwalks at a couple of our local fens, beginning at the … Continue reading ‘Botany and More, on the Lake Huron Shore’ with Jeannine Kralt.

Three Waters, Documentary Film & AGM

Owen Sound Field Naturalists Annual General MeetingBay Room at the Bayshore Community CentreJune 13, 20245:45 pm (Social)6:30 pm (Meeting)The AGM Report includes updated Publications ReportThis Meeting will be in person only.Attendance by ZOOM is not an option. Followed by: Three Waters A documentary film presented by Scott Parent and his daughter AcadiaScott Parent and his daughter Acadia, present Three Waters, their … Continue reading Three Waters, Documentary Film & AGM

Saugeen Valley Lookout – An outstanding opportunity to visit Nels Maher’s and John Weir’s Fern Garden

Thursday, June 20,  - 10am - 3pm ***EVENT IS FULL***Saugeen Valley Lookout - An outstanding opportunity to visit Nels Maher's and John Weir’s Fern Garden. See Orchids, Birds and more on this 40 Acre Naturalized Property by the Saugeen River near Durham.  Bring lunch, & enjoy tours by Brian & Clare Maher. Register: brianmaher599@hotmail.com or 705-728-1507

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. 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. The meeting gets under way at 7:00, and may include brief announcements by other organizations as well as OSFN club activities, 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.