THUNDER BAY FIELD NATURALISTS
The Thunder Bay Field Naturalists will be in the Claydon Building at this year’s Home and Garden Show. Visit our display for information on nature and the natural environment in and around Thunder Bay. We will have some hands on items for kids of all ages along with displays of butterflies and informative panels on our activities.
We would welcome the opportunity to chat with you about becoming a member or joining us at one of our upcoming indoor presentations or outdoor hikes.
TBFN is a vibrant community of people interested in the outdoors, nature and the natural environment. Formed in 1933 the TBFN currently has nearly 250 members. We conduct hikes in all seasons and indoor programs once a month from September to April and occasional workshops.
Interested members of the public are invited to join us, free of charge, on any of our hikes (http://www.tbfn.net/field-trips), our indoor presentations (http://www.tbfn.net/indoor-lectures) or at one of our workshops (http://www.tbfn.net/workshops).
Over the years the club has acquired ownership of 15 parcels of land totalling 4400 acres to protect both unique and representative samples of natural landscapes, flora and natural processes for future generations. More on our nature reserves can be found at: (http://www.tbfn.net/reserves)
In partnership with Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Bird Studies Canada TBFN supports the operation of the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory (http://www.tbfn.net/thunder-cape-bird-observator). It is located at the tip of the Sibley Peninsula and monitors bird migration through observation and banding activities. It was established in 1992 and regularly bands several thousand birds each year.
Other projects that the club operates include Project Peregrine, the Bluebird Recovery Project, the Thunder Bay Christmas Bird Count and the Adopt-a-Road project at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Plus individual members participate in regional, national and international citizen science programs.