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Owen Sound Field Naturalists

Town: Owen Sound

Ontario Nature Region: Great Lakes West

Our club offers an important service for people in the Owen Sound area, by allowing residents of Grey and Bruce to get to know this areaís natural features. On one of our outings, you might, for example, come across the Hartís tongue fern, a species that is rare in North America, but very common in our region. This fern is featured in our logo and our newsletter is called the Hartís-Tongue Herald.

OSFN has taken on some interesting projects. The first, (which we undertook in collaboration with the Saugeen Field Naturalists) was to build a boardwalk with interpretive panels through Oliphant Fen on the Huron shore of the Bruce Peninsula. Our second project was an avian viewing tower at Baie du Dore, where bald eagles gather each year. Other projects have included trail building and boardwalks, park naturalization and a new brochure for the City of Owen Sound pointing out four walks where visitors can enjoy birds, plants, geology and other aspects of nature in and around the city. The club has also been very active in local environmental issues, particularly in defending natural areas. Meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month (except July and August) in the auditorium of the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library.

Visit the Owen Sound Field Naturalists website for more information.

For more information please contact Ontario Nature at 1-800-440-2366 or


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