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Our meetings are held at 7:00pm on the third Monday of every month (except June, July, August, and December) in the cafeteria of Centennial Secondary School. Parking is on the side of the school by Harder Drive. The shortest route to the Cafeteria is through the door nearest to the old arena, now the Quinte Bay Gymnastics building. From that door it is a short walk to the cafeteria.

Next Meeting

November 20, 2023 at 7:00pm

"Wildfires, Pollution and Impact" with speaker Dr. David McLagan, Queen's University professor and Governor General Award winner.

Dr. David McLagan is the Project Leader of the Fire, Earth, Water, Air
Contaminant Biogeochemistry Lab (FEWA Lab) and Assistant Professor of
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering and the School of
Environmental Studies at Queen’s University. He gained a PhD. from the
University of Toronto and in 2023 Dr. McLagan won a Governor General’s
Innovation Award in Canada for the passive air sampler he developed, tested,
and then commercialized during his PhD work.

Past Meetings

October 16, 2023 at 7:00pm


"Bats: Myth and Reality" with biologist Jonathan Balcombe

As the world’s least understood mammals, bats are the subject of a wide range of misconceptions. In this illustrated presentation, Jonathan will address some of the most prominent of these. There are over 1300 species of bats, making them the most diverse group of mammals, second only to rodents. He will also discuss some of the remarkable ways in which bats live, including how they find food, communicate, parent, and cooperate.

September 18, 2023

"The Land Between"

Leora Berman, recipient of the 2019 Canada Wildlife Federation Roland Michener Award for outstanding achievements in wildlife research and conservation.

Monday, May 18, 2023 - Annual Dinner

Monday, April 17, 2023

"Central Hastings and the Nature Conservancy of Canada"

Luke Ridgway - NCC Program Coordinator for Large Landscapes


"A Short Visual Presentation on the Bell Creek Watershed"

John Lowry - QFN Environmental Convener

Monday, March 20, 2023

"Cutting-Edge Mitigation Solutions for Ontario Beavers and Turtles"

Kari Gunson

Monday, February 27, 2023

"Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre: Cultivating Empathy and Compassion for Wildlife"

Jess Pelow - Education Coordinator, Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre

Monday, January 16, 2023

"Tales of a Canadian Explorer"

Kyle Blaney - QFN Member. Bird Photographer

Monday, November 21, 2022

"Animal Sentience from Fishes to Flies: Notes from an Animal-loving Biologist"

Jonathan Balcombe - Biologist and Author

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