Indoor Lectures

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists meet on the fourth Monday of September, October, November, January, March and April at Lunan Hall, St. Paul's United Church, 349 Waverley Street, Thunder Bay. Take the sidewalk to the left of the main church entrance.

Please note that meetings begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. so that we will finish early enough to have time to socialize over tea and coffee after the presentation.

Non-members are welcome.  A small donation at the door to help defray hall rental costs is always appreciated.

If you have a particular topic you would like to see presented or know of someone with a presentation that would be of interest to our club, please bring this to the attention of the gdracey(at)tbaytel(dot)netprograms organizer. Thank you!



TBFN Annual Dinner - Sunday, 25 February, 2018

Join us for our Annual Dinner! We will have a guest speaker following a buffet style dinner at the Current River Community Centre. Look under the "Walks & Talks" menu for details.

Lake Sturgeon in the Kamistiquia River - Monday, 26 March, 2018

Mike Friday is a biologist with northwestern Ontario’s Biodiversity and Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Join him as he illustrates and describes the ecology of Sturgeon in the Kam River. Hear about movement patterns, behaviour and life cycle requirements as well as management challenges faced by this ancient species living in the lower Kam river. Mike has been involved in a multi-year study which included radio-tracking adults and monitoring reproductive success. 

Attracting, and Keeping Butterflies and Pollinators in your Garden - Monday, 23 April, 2018

In today’s world our natural environment is under a lot of stress; invasive species, increasing agricultural pesticide use, urban encroachment on our natural spaces, not to mention climate change and pollution.  We have a moral imperative to protect and sustain our biosphere for all the creatures that live here.

In this talk John will explore the elements that are necessary to sustain the areas that are in our control, providing an oasis for our indigenous butterflies, bees, and many other pollinators, all that inhabit our natural biosphere.  He will provide the rationale, as well as practical methods, practices and tips that will allow your personal gardens, and yards to be destinations, waystations, and refuges for those very important insects and pollinators.


April's meeting is the last before the summer break. Check back on this page during the late summer as the next round of meetings are planned starting in September.


Past Talks

To view a list of past indoor lectures CLICK HERE