Current Events & News

Next Meeting

Friday, September 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Todd Farrell, Natural Heritage Manager
Topic: The Northumberland County Forest – Your natural place in the County
With more than 25 years of conservation experience monitoring and managing habitats across Ontario, Todd Farrell oversees the Northumberland County Forest in the role of Natural Heritage Manager. Established in 1924 and spanning over 5,500 acres, Todd will highlight the gem that is the Northumberland County Forest and its history, habitats, and management.

This meeting can be attended in person at the Cobourg Public Library or by Zoom.
To attend in person, please register: Click Here to Register for Meeting

Next Outings

Sunday, September 25, 2022, 7:45 pm
Introduction to Astronomy. Leader: Brian Cook
Join us for an evening under the stars for an introduction to astronomy. We will meet on the boardwalk in Cobourg, between Ontario and Bagot Streets. Bring a flashlight and/or headlamp, binoculars, and a telescope if you have one.
Directions: Take Ontario Street or Bagot Street south from King Street. and look for street parking. Walk to the south end of either street to access the boardwalk. Please note that this event is weather dependent.

Sunday, October 2, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ballyduff Trails. Leader: Don McLeod
Don will lead a fall colours nature walk along the Ballyduff Trails near Bethany. This will be a joint outing between Willow Beach Field Naturalists (WBFN) and Peterborough Field Naturalists (PFN). We will be looking for birds plus wildlife tracks and sign. Fall colours will be a treat and the trails are beautiful. The Ballyduff Trails are on private property owned by Ralph McKim and Jean Garsonnin who allow access to their trails through an agreement with the Kawartha Land Trust. Accessibility is moderate with significant uphill walking along the 3 km. There will be a maximum of 25 participants for this outing and registration is required. Please send an email to Don McLeod at to register for this outing and include which club you belong to (WBFN or PFN). Directions and outing details will be provided by email.

WBFN News & Announcements

Recent Photos

July 10th Butterfly Outing

Baltimore Checkerspot

Wesleyville Bird Count

Brown Thrasher


Current issue of the WBFN newsletter: Vol. 67 No. 6 – September/October 2022

Nature Community News

Northumberland Land Trust Guided Walks

Saturday October 22 at 10:00 am: Fall Colours at the Munn Nature Reserve – led by James Munn, Nature Reserve Stewards

To register for these Northumberland Land Trust events please send your email to