Member Group Detail

Kingston Field Naturalists

Town: Kingston

Ontario Nature Region: Ontario East

Founded in 1949, the Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) club has over 300 members as well as active junior and teens groups. At monthly meetings from September to May, speakers cover a wide range of topics on natural history and habitat conservation. Field trips to local areas are help on many weekends, and Tuesday morning rambles “to notice all aspects of nature” take place twice a month. Many KFN members are involved in projects such as species monitoring and nest box and osprey platform erection. These projects are initiated by the club or undertaken in cooperation with other organizations such as Bird Studies Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Service.

The KFN owns two nature reserves covering a total area of approximately 300-hectares. The 200-hectare Helen Quilliam Sanctuary on the Canadian Shield north of Sydenham is the nesting place of several threatened species of birds. Grassland and marsh on Amherst Island with extensive shoreline on Lake Ontario is idea habitat for breeding waterfowl and Wilson’s phalarope and for migrating shorebirds. The club also monitoring properties owned privately or by other organization for which conservation agreements have been drawn up with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Visit the Kingston Field Naturalists website for more information.

For more information please contact Ontario Nature at 1-800-440-2366 or info@ontarionature.org.

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