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.

Download our 2023/24 Schedule (pdf, 210kb)

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Members’ Night –  Brian Robin Coordinating

A potpourri of OSFN members’ photos, displays, art, collections and compositions focusing on the natural world. A limit of 10 minutes for each presentation is preferred. ***Currently Full!*** Thank you to everyone who registered! Future applications will go on a waiting list.Register yours with Brian at web@osfn.ca

Birding the Waters of Beaver Valley with David Turner

Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 9:30 am – 12:00 pm  Birding the Waters of Beaver Valley with David Turner Tundra Swans and more at Lake Eugenia, and nearby, including some first arrivals during the early SpringMigration.  Reg: fleshertonartgallery@gmail.com or 519-924-3560

Celebrate Earth Day with Keynote Speaker Robert Bowles

Celebrate Earth Day with Keynote Speaker Robert Bowles, award-winning writer, artist, photographer and naturalist. Sponsored by Caframo  Location details to be announced soon - see www.osfn.ca  A lifetime of nature education, research, and community engagement but now Mother Earth needs your help more than ever with impacts from climate change and increased pressure and decreased protection by the Ontario … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day with Keynote Speaker Robert Bowles

A Turtle Talk, with Jenna McGuire

A Turtle Talk, with Jenna McGuire. Learn about our local turtles, and more, including their vulnerabilities and their resiliency.

Three Waters, Documentary Film

Scott Parent and his daughter Acadia, present Three Waters, their documentary film, based on their 2019 4800km paddling expedition from Drummond Island, Michigan to Penetanguishene, Ontario. While retracing their ancestral migration route of the Georgian Bay Metis Community of 1828, together they collected water samples for microplastics research plus trash they found along the route. Learn more … Continue reading Three Waters, Documentary Film

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.