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Our Mission

To study and
appreciate nature.
To protect and preserve wildlife
and the environment.
To stimulate public interest in,
and promote protection
and preservation of nature.

Who we are

The Midland Penetanguishene Field Naturalists Club (MPFNC) is one of the oldest affiliates of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. The objective of the Club is to promote public awareness of natural history, conservation and the environment. We feature lectures by expert naturalists on a range of fascinating topics at our monthly meetings. We also schedule  outings (field trips) and nature study.

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:30 PM at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre No meeting in December, July or August.  Our June meeting is held at Tiny Marsh.

For a printable schedule of meetings & events click: 2022 Bookmark_Brochure 001

The MPFNC is involved in many projects in the area including the Christmas Bird Count as well as environmental and wildlife surveys, the Tiny Marsh BioBlitz and the Sweet Water Harvest at the Wye Marsh. The club also supports the Owl Foundation at the Christmas Bird Count Potluck Wrap-up at the Wye Marsh. This year we raised $440 for the Owl Foundation of Vineland through our famous Mystery Gift Not-So-Silent Auction.

There's not much birdsong in the woods these days here in Midland, Ontario Canada, Jan. 25, 2023. We hear woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, etc. and not much else. So it's nice to have these Pine Grosbeaks show up with their musical warble - especially the brightly coloured mature males. The Winter BirdJones Very - 1813-1880Thou sing’st alone on the bare wintry bough,As if Spring with its leaves were around thee now;And its voice that was heard in the laughing rill,And the breeze as it whispered o’er meadow and hill,Still fell on thine ear, as it murmured alongTo join the sweet tide of thine own gushing song.Sing on—though its sweetness was lost on the blast,And the storm has not heeded thy song as it passed,Yet its music awoke in a heart that was near,A thought whose remembrance will ever prove dear;Though the brook may be frozen, though silent its voice,And the gales through the meadows no longer rejoice,Still I felt, as my ear caught thy glad note of glee,That my heart in life’s winter might carol like thee. ... See MoreSee Less
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