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".

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.

Still not sure that MFN is for you? Check out our listings of past meetings and outings to see what you have been missing!

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February through June meetings are held at the Bracebridge United Church, 46 Dominion Street. Plenty of public parking is available in the lot behind the church and the Bracebridge Public Library. Enter through the doors across from the Bracebridge Centre for Active Living.
September through January meetings are 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, 6 June 2019
Arctic Plant Adaptations - a fitting topic for our Christmas in June meeting!
Catherine Kennedy
, a vegetation ecologist for the Yukon Government, has spent every field season conducting ecological surveys with soil and terrain scientists throughout the territory. Her work over three decades has included vegetation inventories of numerous parks and protected areas, such as Herschel Island and Ivvavik, and researching vegetation change on the Yukon's North Slope. Her talk will focus on the adaptations of Arctic plants for survival in the harsh northern climate.

Tonight's meeting will also be our Christmas in June! The December 2018 meeting/auction was cancelled because of bad weather and rescheduled for tonight, minus the snow and ice!. Baked goods are a good seller; crafts, books, plants, etc. will be acceptable! So come on out for our silent auction, baked goodies, and a terrific talk on Arctic plants.

Muskoka Field Naturalists