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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September 2020

Jenna McGuire presents: The Life of Fungi.

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Webinar Canada

Let's take a closer look at fungi and their mushrooms: How they live, contribute to the ecosystem, life cycles, and the basic ways they are divided in groups. We will dive deep into the soil of the forest floor to see this mysterious world! This is our first ZOOM webinar. Details of how to join were sent in an e-Herald (Sept 9th, 2020). Didn't receive an e-herald or have any questions, please contact web@owensoundfieldnaturalists.ca Thanks for your patience as we…

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Trout Hollow: Robert Burcher

September 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sat Sep 12 1:30pm Trout Hollow: Robert Burcher (AlternatesSep 13, and if there are enough, a repeat on Sep 19 (20) Robert will be leading an easy, two hour hike from the 7th concession ofMeaford to the Trout Hollow site where John Muir lived for two yearsin the 1800's. History, nature, archaeology and discussion of the recent"Muir as a Racist" controversy, all in one afternoon!Register: burcherphoto@gmail.com or 519-599-6195

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Sarawak Saunter 2.0 with David Morris

September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 (rain date: Sept. 17th)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 to Indian Falls. The focus this year will be on goldenrods (six species) and asters (seven species). Limit: 10 people. Contact David Morris for directions. OSFN members have first priority - but please register early to…

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Two Autumn Rambles at Anglesea Nature Trails & Managed Forest, SW of Chatsworth.

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Ferns, Trees, Erratic Boulders, and History, with Don Rawls in the Klondike Hills. Second event September 24th.Register: rawfam46@gmail.com or 519-794-0561

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Two Autumn Rambles at Anglesea Nature Trails & Managed Forest, SW of Chatsworth.

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Ferns, Trees, Erratic Boulders, and History, with Don Rawls in the Klondike Hills. First event September 17th.Register: rawfam46@gmail.com or 519-794-0561

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