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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Meetings are held at the Bracebridge Centre for Active Living on Dominion Street. Plenty of public parking is available in the lot behind the church and the Bracebridge Public Library. 7:30 p.m. start time.

Thursday, 1 December 2022
Members' Night -
Four members have volunteered presentations and we will hear about dragonflies, a hiking trip to the Bruce Peninsula, a circumnavigation of Newfoundland, and an update on the progress of the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas. There will also be a draw for goodies, so please bring in some prepackaged cookies, squares, jam, etc. Tickets for the goodies draw will be $1 each.


Sunday, 18 December 2022
Christmas Bird Count
Plan to join us! The more participants, the better the count results. Counters will meet at 9 a.m. at the rear of the post office in Bracebridge or McDonalds' in Gravenhurst. Bring binoculars, warm clothes, field guides, lunch (or plan a Tim Horton's stop). Top last year's numbers by joining a team and bone-up on your birding skills!  If you have a birding question, call Al at 645-2848.
This year there will not be a pot-luck dinner at the end. We'll have a Zoom conference to run through the total counts for the day. More info on how to join the Zoom call will be emailed to interested members closer to the date.

Muskoka Field Naturalists