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. 


ALL meetings are via ZOOM until further notice. 


(in times of non- COVID-19)

Meetings are held at the Civic Rec Complex, Bobby Orr Room, 99 Thornton S., Oshawa.   


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, February 22, 2021  

  Otto Peter “The Natural History of Honduras on Land and Sea” 

Monday March 29, 2021

Beth Gilhespy "The Geology of the Niagara Escarpment"

Monday, April 26, 2021

Dan Strickland  "Canada Jays" 

Monday, May 31

Members Night and AGM

Past Meetings   

Monday, January 25, 2021

Mike Burrell “30 Top Spots to Bird in Ontario”

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”


Monday September 28, 2020

Jean Iron- The Nature of Arctic Birds -

via ZOOM

Monday May 25, 2020  

Members Night and Annual General Meeting - Via invitation only on ZOOM

April Meeting Cancelled

March Meeting cancelled

Monday 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, March 25, 2019

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

Monday January 28, 2019

Otto Peter Eastern South Africa Trip

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, April 30, 2018

Josh Sayers – Ontario Badgers

Monday, February 25, 2019

Rayfield Pye Hawk Identification Workshop

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

 Mark 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, 2016

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