Annual General Meeting & Dragonfly Talk

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join us for our Annual General Meeting, followed by a presentation on Dragonflies by outgoing HNC president Bill Lamond. Social time from 7:00 - 7:30 PM, meeting starts at 7:30 PM. In-person: Please park in Lot 1 or Lot 5, north of the building. Access the building through the main entrance along Longwood Rd S. […]

Educational Walk at Courtcliffe Park – Restoration over the Years

Courtcliffe Park 159 Carlisle Road, Carlisle, Ontario, Canada

Join Logan Mercier, Conservation Halton, Landowner Outreach & Restoration Team member for an informative tour of Courtcliffe Park - a City of Hamilton park that was once farmland then a trailer park, and now a public park. More information, including an interactive story map is available at Much as been done to restore Mountsberg Creek […]

Bird Study Group: Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join us to hear from Kaelyn Bumelis, Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas Assistant Coordinator from Birds Canada, about atlassing in the Hamilton area. The Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas-3 (2021-2025) is a collaborative initiative that aims to map the abundance and distribution of Ontario’s close to 300 species of breeding birds. This enormous project is achievable only […]

Hamilton EOY Awards

L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The Environmentalist of the Year (EOY) Awards are back! The EOY Awards stands as a testament to the tireless efforts and remarkable initiatives undertaken by individuals, groups, and businesses in nurturing and protecting our environment. Come celebrate Hamilton's environmental champions by recognizing their outstanding contributions in our community at the evening awards gala. The Awards […]

Invasive Shrub Pull

Sheelah Dunn Dooley Nature Sanctuary Burlington, Ontario, Canada

HNC staff need your help to clear patches of Common Buckthorn and Honeysuckle at Sheelah Dunn Dooley Nature Sanctuary to improve habitat for native species. Join us on one or more of the four Saturday events to gain experience with invasive species removal, work out your muscles, meet like-minded people, have a snack, and take […]

Air & Tree Walk

Gage Park 42 Lawrence Rd, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join HNC and Environment Hamilton for a walk around Gage Park on October 28 to learn about trees and air quality. Participants will take a casual walk around the loop trail, stopping to admire some of the grand old trees along the way. Arborist Jeff Dickie will talk about the different tree species and their features. Gage Park is nestled up against […]

Alan Wormington Fall Bird Count (FBC)

Hamilton Study Area Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The Alan Wormington Fall Bird Count (FBC) has been an annual Hamilton Naturalists’ Club (HNC) event since 1974 and for many Hamilton area birders it is one of the highlights of the birding year. The count always occurs on the first Sunday in November and spans the entire Hamilton Study Area (HSA). Birders head to […]

‘East Coast Kitchen Party’ Celebrating HNC

Corktown Irish Pub 175 Young St, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join us for an afternoon 'East Coast Kitchen Party' celebrating the Hamilton Naturalists' Club! We are delighted to welcome members of Dartmouth-based Indie-Folk band, The Public Service, to Hamilton for an afternoon of feet tapping, swaying, and, a sea shanty (or two). 2023 has been a big year for The Public Service, and we’re not […]


Beyond Squirrels: Urban Wildlife in Hamilton

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hamilton is home to many wild animals that have had to adapt to an ever-expanding human population.  Sarah Mombourquette, Animal Services Supervisor, will talk about the City of Hamilton Animal Services involvement with our local wildlife, including fascinating stories of interactions that they deal with every day, how we can learn to coexist and increase […]

Bird Study Group: Fruit of the Loon

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Fruit of the Loon with Mark Peck, Ornithology Technician from Royal Ontario Museum For the last 6 summers, Mark has been exploring the world of the Common Loon, one weekend at a time. Please join Mark as we delve into the fascinating world of the loon, exploring their life history, behaviours, and the role they play in the ecosystem. […]

Turtles, Trees & the Other 99%

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Tune in for a talk on various challenges AND successes with local species-at-risk conservation work: The beginnings of our own small American Chestnut seed orchard (and the trouble with Eastern Redbud) Indulge your nature nerdiness: you only need to know the English alphabet to learn to read our turtle’s marginal scute notch codes. This program […]

Bird Study Group: Owls of Ontario

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Marcie Jacklin (she/her) has been an avid birder for over 30 years mostly in southern Ontario but has travelled to Borneo, Indonesia, Africa and South America several times. During her travels she has seen and/or heard over 59 species of owls (out of about 250 species in the world). This presentation will feature Owls of […]