Durham Region Field Naturalists © 2017 UPDATED DECEMBER. 05, 2017


Note: In the event of a forecast of bad weather, an email will be sent to the DRFN distribution list the evening before a trip, with trip cancellation or re-scheduling information. If you are not on the list, you may check the DRFN website or call the outing leader.

To find out about upcoming outings for Pickering Naturalists, check their website:

Sunday, December 17

Durham Christmas Bird Count.

•Contact Rayfield Pye to participate @ 905-436-7998 or

•A sign-up sheet will be available at the November meeting.

•Check for weather forecast and dress accordingly.

Saturday, January 06 at 8:45 AM

Annual Winter Bird Feeder Tour and Potluck Lunch

•Organized with the help of Judy Bryson.

•Meet at Mount Zion United Church to drop off food. (Drive north on Westney Road past highway 7 to Concession 8 and turn right (east). Address is 3000 Concession 8 just east of Salem Road.)

•9:00 departure for a morning driving tour of feeders.

•Lunch around noon at Mount Zion United Church.

•Dress warmly!

Past Outings

Sunday, November 26 at 8 AM

Niagara Gulls

Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 10 AM

Lake Ontario Marshes

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Heber Downs Mushroom Walk

Monday, July 03, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Butterflies at Enniskillen Conservation Area with Rayfield Pye

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Presqu’ile Provincial Park Nature Walk with Don Docherty

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Carden Alvar with Otto Peter

DRFN Annual Weekend Outing

June 9-11: 2017

Saturday, May 27,2017 10:00 AM

Rossland Road Butterfly Garden:

Spring Clean-up and Maintenance

Sunday, May 14,2017 10:00 AM

Clements Woods: Wildflowers

Saturday, April 22, 9:00 AM

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

Saturday, March 25 at 9:00 AM

Presqu’ile Provincial Park: Waterfowl

Saturday, February 25: 10:00 AM-noon

How to know a Tree when there are no leaves.

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:45 AM

Annual Winter Bird Feeder Tour

and Potluck Lunch

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Durham Christmas Bird Count


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