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!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook.


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).

Meetings will resume 6 September 2018. Speaker to be announced.


Saturday 23 June 2018
Butterfly Count
- led by Al Sinclair. Meet at 9:30 a.m. Ragged Rapids hydro parking lot. Take Highway 38 from Bala, roughly 5 km to Ragged Rapids Road (make a right turn), follow Ragged Rapids Road to the hydro parking lot keeping left all the way. Bring lunch. Spare nets will be available. After intital introduction and ID of butterflies, the group will search out different routes, reconvening at Jaspen Park, Bala, at 3:30 p.m. If it is raining heavily or the wind is strong, postponement to Sunday is a distinct possibility. If in doubt, phone Al at 645-2848.

Muskoka Field Naturalists