WELCOME to the online home of the Muskoka Field Naturalists. We are an enthusiastic group of more than 100 individuals with a keen interest in nature who participate in a wide variety of activities. We hope that you like what you see and will want to join us!

Come out to our monthly meetings and enjoy presentations on fascinating natural history topics. New members and visitors of all ages are always welcome!

Join us on one of our regular outings in the Muskoka area and beyond. Winter finds us on snowshoes searching for tracks in the local woods. In spring and summer we are in pursuit of birds and butterflies. When the leaves change colour we enjoy a fall fungi foray.

Each year MFN members also participate in a number of nature counts and projects. Find one that interests you. No experience necessary.

Want to know what to see and where to go in Muskoka? Check out our Go Wild pages for information on the flora and fauna of Muskoka and insider information on local "hotspots".

What interesting things have we seen lately? Read about our members' field experiences in our Encounters section.

Are you more of an armchair naturalist? Want to know what's on our bedside tables? Browse our Good Reads page for great suggestions for your reading list.

Test your identification skills with our monthly Quiz.

Still not sure that MFN is for you? Enjoy reading past issues of our club newsletter, Wakerobin, to see what you have been missing!

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All meetings will now be held in Gravenhurst at the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre (Grace and Speed Museum), located at 275 Steamship Bay Road off Hwy. 169 N (towards Bala).

Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Eleanor Kee Wellman,
"Alaska: Birds, Muskox and Walrus".
The December meeting will also include a Christmas Draw. People can buy as many tickets as they want, and can put them in the draw for one item or spread them around on multiple items. There will be a separate draw for each item. So bring books, baked goods, or other items that you think might be of interest to raffle off at the December meeting. Proceeds help to defray our expenses, and our members get some great bargains. The evening will also include refreshments prepared by our own  MFN cooks.


Sunday, 18 December, 2016
Christmas Bird Count and Potluck Supper
Counters will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the rear of the post office in Bracebridge or McDonald's in Gravenhurst. Bring binoculars, warm clothes, field guides, lunch (or plan for a Tim Horton's stop). Assemble at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Bracebridge between 4:00 and 5:00 for warm-up refreshments followed by our annual pot-luck! Top last year's numbers by joining a team and bone-up on your birding skills. Any questions call Al at 645-2848.

Muskoka Field Naturalists