Current Events & News

Next Meeting

Friday, March 31, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Scott
Topic: Eat Prey Love: the secret lives of spiders in Ontario & beyond
Description: There are far more reasons to be fascinated by spiders than to fear them. In this talk, Dr. Scott will provide a window into the private lives of spiders, highlighting their remarkable strategies for predation and defense, the critical role that they play in food webs, and weird and wonderful mating and parenting habits. Dr. Catherine Scott is an arachnologist and behavioural ecologist whose research is focused on the behaviour and communication of spiders. A former arachnophobe, she is passionate about trying to shift perceptions about these fascinating creatures.

Doors open at 7 pm, meeting starts at 7:30 pm, Cobourg Public Library, 200 Ontario St., Cobourg. This meeting can be attended in person at the Cobourg Public Library or by Zoom. This event is FREE – Public welcome. Click here to register.

Next Outings

Sunday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Waterfowl & Early Spring Migrants. Leader: Andrea Kingsley
Pre-registration is required. Please email Andrea:
Come and enjoy the annual waterfowl spectacle at Presqu’ile Provincial Park where thousands of beautiful ducks gather to rest and feed before heading north to their breeding grounds each spring. While ducks will be the main event, we also hope to find a few other early spring migrants. Please dress warmly and bring your own water, lunch and snacks.
Meet at the park gate at 10 a.m.
For those wishing to carpool from the west, meet at the kiss & ride in Cobourg at Hwy 45 & 401 at 9:00 am.
NOTE: Cars entering Presqu’ile must purchase a Daily Vehicle Permit at the gate or display a Seasonal Pass.

WBFN News & Announcements

Recent Photos

Red Oak leaves in front of Eastern White Pine trunk – Click here for the March 18th tree ID gallery


Current issue of the WBFN newsletter: Vol. 68 No. 2 – March/April 2023