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 March 2018
Sid Daniels
presenting "Insects, the World's Largest Group of Animals"! Do you know everything about them? None of us do! The presentation will reveal the main insect families with several preserved examples. Some time will be spent on Ontario butterflies and moths including two or three exciting discovery stories. Which of the following are NOT insects: bedbugs, sow bugs, ticks, silverfish, head lice, or dog fleas? If you're not sure, come to the meeting and find out.


Saturday, 3 March 2018
Snowshoe (maybe) hike with Bill Dickinson.
And, maybe we'll see some signs of spring! We'll help Bill clean out a couple of Wood Duck boxes and visit a beaver pond. Meet at 10:00 a.m. Plan for a couple of hours. Could be shorter if conditions are difficult. Meet at the end of Fairlight Glen Road. Take Santas Village Road, turn onto Leslie Drive, which ends at Fairlight Glen Road. Turn right and go to end of the road to park.

Muskoka Field Naturalists