Current Schedule and Recent Activities

Welcome to the Macoun Field Club!

We are now well into our fall season, but families can still enquire about having their children join at any time. Either phone Rob Lee at (613) 623-8123, or e-mail him at (note that "Macoun" rhymes with "crown," not "croon"). The Macoun Club is sponsored and supported by the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (OFNC); there are no fees.

Photo of the meeting place at Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Indoor meetings take place at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden building beside the Experimental Farm's arboretum (Building no. 138). Meetings start at 10 a.m. and wrap up between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Field trips take place on alternate Saturdays and typically run about 5 hours (sometimes with the option to attend only the part before or after noon). We go to wild places in Ottawa's western Greenbelt (Stony Swamp) and Lanark County (the Pakenham Hills).

Schedule of Activities

Nov. 25, 2017 Bats, with Mike Anissimoff
Dec. 2, 2017 Field trip
Dec. 9, 2017 Salamanders, with Dave Seburn
Dec. 16, 2017 Field trip
Dec. 23 and 30th Christmas holidays

Our members are considered part of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club and may, with their parents, join the OFNC's regular field trips. Check the OFNC events page for other upcoming events.

What are meetings and field trips like?

Here's what we have done so far (see Past Activities for more)

Updated on Nov. 21, 2017, by R.E. Lee. All photos were taken by Macoun Club participants and friends.