Meetings are held the last Monday of

the month with the

exception of June, July, August

and December.

 All meetings commence at 7:30 p.m. 


ALL meetings are via ZOOM until further notice. 


(in times of non- COVID-19)

Meetings are held at the Civic Rec Complex, Bobby Orr Room, 99 Thornton S., Oshawa.   


During these difficult times of COVID-19 DRFN will follow the guidance, laws and regulations of Canada, Ontario and local municipalities to limit the spread and minimize the danger. As such all DRFN meetings must be held virtually via ZOOM until notice is given otherwise.


Some already invited guest speakers may be able to give their presentations via ZOOM and some may not.

The DRFN executive will make all efforts to continue to provide you with interesting and engaging meetings.

Please join us if you can.  




Monday, April 26, 2021

Dan Strickland  “Everything you ever want to know and then some, ab.out the Canada Jay (A.K.A. Canada Jay and Whiskey jack) of Algonquin Park



Bruce Strickland.Retired, long term employee of the Ontario Ministry of Environment  and  Algonquin Park researcher. Dan Strickland was responsible in the development of the modern Algonquin Park and still  found time to conduct thirty-five years of studies on the Canada Jay an impossibly impish feathered character of the deep boreal forests.



Monday, May 31

Members Night and AGM



Past Meetings 


Monday March 29, 2021

Beth Gilhespy "The Geology of the Niagara Escarpment"


Monday, February 22, 2021  

Otto Peter “The Natural History of Honduras on Land and Sea


Monday, January 25, 2021

Mike Burrell “30 Top Spots to Bird in Ontario”


Monday, November 30, 2020 7:30pm

Martyn Obbard

“How Black and Polar Bears Prepare for Winter” - VIA ZOOM


Monday, October 26, 2020 7:30pm

Owl Foundation

“The Owl Foundation a Fly by Night Organization”



Monday September 28, 2020

Jean Iron- The Nature of Arctic Birds -

via ZOOM


Monday May 25, 2020  

Members Night and Annual General Meeting - Via invitation only on ZOOM


April Meeting Cancelled


March Meeting cancelled


Monday February 24, 2020

Tyler Weeldon “Prince Edward County coyote study and its findings and the natural history and taxonomy of coyotes”


January 27, 2020

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue - Presentation and live animals


Monday, November 25, 2019

Janice Gilbert    Latest News on  Phragmites Control

& Bucket Raffle


Monday, October 28, 2019

Dr. Peregrine   Lyme Disease


Monday, September 30, 2019

James Kamstra


Monday, May 27, 2019

AGM and Members Night


Monday, April  29, 2019

Dr. Jeff Bowman

Bobcat and Lynx a Tail of Two Ontario Wild Cats


Monday, March 25, 2019

 Paul Laporte from North America Native Plant Society  Building Biodiversity with Native Plants


Monday January 28, 2019

Otto Peter Eastern South Africa Trip


November 26, 2018

Kevin Callan “Paddling the Thames: An Epic Canoe Journey”

and Bucket Raffle


Monday, October 29, 2018

Elizabeth Kellogg Bird Banding


 Monday, September 24, 2018

Tom Shields

The Orchids of Ontario


Monday, May 28, 2018

AGM and Members Night   


Monday, April 30, 2018

Josh Sayers – Ontario Badgers


Monday, February 25, 2019

Rayfield Pye Hawk Identification Workshop


Monday, March 26, 2018

Martyn Obbard - Polar Bears and Climate Change


Monday, February 26, 2018

Lois Gillette: Southern Africa Safari


Monday, January 29, 2018

James Kamstra:Life Cycles of Insects


Monday, November 27, 2017

 Dr. Todd Morris: Fresh Water Mussels of Ontario  



Monday, October 30, 2017

 Mark Cadman:   The Decline of Aerial Insectivors


Monday September 25, 2017

Jean Iron: Wildlife of the Canadian Arctic and Iceland


Monday, May 29, 2017

Membership Night and Annual General Meeting


Monday, April 24, 2017

Jean Irons: Northbound Shorebirds  

Monday, March 27

Catherine Scott and Dr. Sean McCann: The Secret Lives of Spiders in Ontario and Beyond


Monday, February 27

Otto Peter: Natural History of Eastern South Africa


Tuesday, January 31, 2017  

Phill Holder: Biodiversity Research at Thickson’s Woods Nature Reserve and the Forgotten Pollinators


Monday, November 28, 2016

Glenn Coady: The Piping Plover Reclaims Lake Ontario – A New Breeding Species for Durham +