Meetings are held the last Monday of the month with the exception

of June, July, August and December.

All meetings commence at 7:30 p.m. Come a little early to enjoy conversation and refreshments


"conservation through education"


During these difficult times of COVID-19 DRFN will follow the guidance, laws and regulations of Canada, Ontario and local municipalities to limit the spread and minimize the danger. As such all DRFN meetings must be held virtually via ZOOM until notice is given otherwise.

Some already invited guest speakers may be able to give their presentations via ZOOM and some may not.

The DRFN executive will make all efforts to continue to provide you with interesting and engaging meetings.

Please join us if you can.

Monday, January 31, 2021




-we are working on a self-guided tour. So more to come!

Past Meetings

Monday, November 30, 2020 7:30pm

Martyn Obbard

“How Black and Polar Bears Prepare for Winter”- Via ZOOM

Monday, October 26, 2020 7:30pm

Owl Foundation

“The Owl Foundation a Fly by Night Organization” - via ZOOM

September 28, 2020

Jean Iron - “The Nature of Arctic Birds” via ZOOM

No Meetings for June, July and August

May 25, 2020

Members Night and Annual General Meeting

This meeting will be by invitation only via ZOOM

April Meeting Cancelled

March Meeting Cancelled

February 24, 2020

Tyler Weeldon “Prince Edward County coyote study and its findings and the natural history and taxonomy of coyotes”

January 27, 2020

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue - Presentation and live animals

Monday, November 25, 2019

Janice Gilbert Latest News on Phragmites Control

& Bucket Raffle

Monday, October 28, 2019

Dr. Peregrine Lyme Disease

Monday, September 30, 2019

James Kamstra

Monday, May 27, 2019

AGM and Members Night

Monday, April 29, 2019

Dr. Jeff Bowman

Bobcat and Lynx a Tail of Two Ontario Wild Cats

Monday, February 25, 2019

Rayfield Pye Hawk Identification Workshop

Monday, January 28, 2019

Otto Peter Eastern South Africa Trip

Monday, November 26, 2018

Kevin Callan “Paddling the Thames: An Epic Canoe Journey”

and Bucket Raffle

Monday, October 29, 2018

Elizabeth Kellogg Bird Banding

Monday, September 24, 2018

Tom Shields

The Orchids of Ontario

Monday, May 28, 2018

AGM and Members Night

Monday, March 25, 2019

Paul Laporte from North America Native Plant Society Building Biodiversity with Native Plants

Monday September 28, 2020

Jean Iron-The Nature of Arctic Birds

via ZOOM

Monday, April 30, 2018

Josh Sayers – Ontario Badgers

Monday, March 26, 2018

Martyn Obbard - Polar Bears and Climate Change

Monday, February 26, 2018

Lois Gillette: Southern Africa Safari

Monday, January 29, 2018

James Kamstra: Life Cycles of Insects

Monday, November 27, 2017

Dr. Todd Morris: Fresh Water Mussels of Ontario



Monday, October 30, 2017

Mike Cadman: The Decline of Aerial Insectivors

Monday September 25, 2017

Jean Iron: Wildlife of the Canadian Arctic and Iceland

Monday, May 29, 2017

Membership Night and Annual General Meeting

Monday, April 24, 2017

Jean Irons: Northbound Shorebirds

Monday, March 27

Catherine Scott and Dr. Sean McCann: The Secret Lives of Spiders in Ontario and Beyond

Monday, February 27

Otto Peter: Natural History of Eastern South Africa

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Phill Holder: Biodiversity Research at Thickson’s Woods Nature Reserve and the Forgotten Pollinators

Monday, November 28

Glenn Coady: The Piping Plover Reclaims Lake Ontario – A New Breeding Species for Durham +

The Bucket Raffle!