Current Schedule and Recent Activities

Welcome to the Macoun Field Club!

We are now entering our spring season, heading for summer break, but families can still enquire about having their children join at any time. Either phone Rob Lee at (613) 623-8123 (note that "Macoun" rhymes with "crown," not "croon"), or e-mail him at 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

Apr. 29, 2017 Field trip (call Diane anytime Thursday at 226-3306 to register)
May 6, 2017 Indoor meeting
May 13, 2017 Field trip
May 20, 2017 Long weekend: no meeting

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've been doing:

Updated on April 23, 2017, by R.E. Lee. All photos were taken by Macoun Club participants and friends.