Durham Region Field Naturalists © 2017 UPDATED MAR. 28, 2017

DURHAM REGION FIELD NATURALISTS

"conservation through education"

WELCOME TO THE DRFN WEBSITE!

Our motto is :“conservation through education”

We are a group of friendly people who share our love of nature through regular meetings and field trips. We hope that you will join us. The Membership tab will help you do this.

MEETINGS Meetings are held the last Monday of the month with the exception of June, July, August and December. For location and a list of upcoming meetings please click Meetings and Meeting Location tabs above. Members receive a newsletter 5 times per year.

FIELD TRIPS We have regularly scheduled Field Trips. For a schedule of upcoming outings please click Field Trips tab above.

Click to see pass Field Trip Photos. https://drfn.shutterfly.com/

BUTTERFLY GARDEN DRFN, with help from the Canadian Organic Growers Durham Chapter and the City of Oshawa, created a Butterfly Garden in 2004. Please visit! Click the Butterfly Garden tab for information.

Click for Photos. https://drfnbitterflygarden.shutterfly.com/

VOLUNTEERING AT THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:00 AM

Rossland Road Butterfly Garden:

Spring Clean-up and Maintenance

Leader: Dianne Pazaratz. Come out to help beautify our mature pollinator garden. Something for everyone – planting, weeding, edging, spreading mulch, whatever you like to do in a garden. We need lots of help! Bring your favourite garden tools and gloves. Dress for weather conditions.

Location: Rossland Road just west of Oshawa Creek. Park on Ainslie Court or Glencairn, the two side streets east and west of the garden.

Note: Help is also needed over the summer – a couple of hours once, or as often as you can come. Please contact Dianne if you can assist – 905-433-7875 or dpazaratz(at)sympatico.ca.

DRFN is a member of Ontario Nature. Please join ON today!

NEWS

Next Meeting

Monday, April 24, 2017

Jean Irons: Northbound Shorebirds

Next Outing

Saturday, April 22, 9:00 AM

Thickson’s Woods: Spring Nature Walk and Garlic Mustard Removal

OTHER THINGS OF INTEREST

Northumberland Learning Connection

Canada's Arctic

Northern Dreams, Northern Realities

(a series March 30 - May 7, 2017

Samual Wilmot Nature Area

presents

Come Fly with Me!

Why Newcastle is important to saving Monarch Butterflies

Sunday, April 9, 2017 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Friends of Second Marsh (FSM) are presenting

The Messenger Documentary

April 25, 2017

6:30 pm

Huron Fringe

Birding Festival

May 26-May 29 & June 1- June 4, 2017

FRIENDS

Margaret Carney's Nature Column for Metroland Durham

Toronto Ornithological Club

For E-Bird sightings in the last 7 days in the GTA including Oshawa and Whitby area visit TOC's website page.

4th Annual

Feathered Friends Festival

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Prince Edward County

Bioblitz June 10-11

Check out these booklets and more at the Matt Holder Environmental Education Fund website.