Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists

c/o 1026 Wintergreen Lane

Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0



Members’ Photogallery

Snowdon Park

Junior Naturalists 2016




Haliburton Information

Haliburton Highlands Land Trust

Earth Day Gelert Road Clean-UP

Marg, Gus, Carolyn, Wally, Mac, Barry, Ray & Sheila (who took the picture). Don K. & Renate left before the picture. These volunteers cleaned up a section of Gelert Road near Snowdon Park for Earth Day.



Current Up-coming Activity

Saturday, July 16, 2016. Launch at 10:30 a.m.

Big Hawk Lake Landing (past the Marina at 1673 Big Hawk Lake Rd.)

Ray Laughlen (705 754-9479) & Barry Withers (705 489-4466)

Easy 2 hour paddle. Canoes will be arranged for all. Everyone must call either Barry or Ray beforehand. PFD necessary. Swimming opportunity.Bring personal food Coffee at Barry’s afterwards.

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Don Wright’s Bog

From County Road 1 (= Gelert Road) at Lochlin, turn north on Lochlin Road (beside the Lochlin Community Centre). Just over 1 km north, turn left (west) on Warder Road and proceed to the Wrights' lane at #1126 on the north side. In case anyone gets lost, the Wrights' phone number is 705-286-3659.

Don Smith


Bog Walk

Outing to observe plants, birds, insects, etc. at the spectacular bog, fen, esker, forest, and meadows owned by Don and Mary Wright near Lochlin, Haliburton County. The specialties are orchids and other bog plants.

Before the outing, check the website at lochlinesker.com for a great introduction to their property and its flora and fauna.

Bring lunch, water, boots, hiking stick, camera, fly repellent and sunscreen.





All welcome at all the programs. Free for members and only $5.00 for non-members.

Refreshments available by donation. Remember to lug-a-mug.




For the Birds by Susan Hay








HHFN contact person: Ray Laughlen

E-mail: info@hhfn.ca



Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists visit the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association Fish Hatchery.


Since 1992 HHFN has been a not for profit organization dedicated to …..

·           Fostering community interest in and knowledge of nature and nature related subjects.

·           Promotion of community awareness and understanding of relationships in nature through educational activities.

·           Providing community forum and advocate for matters of environmental concern.

·           Membership is open to all individuals who subscribe to the above objectives. HHFN is one of 134 affiliate clubs that make up the Ontario Nature’s “Nature Network”. (Federation of Ontario Naturalists).

·           Implementation of a Junior Naturalists Program and the co-management of Snowdon Park and its wetland trail complex are two of the group's undertakings.

·           Outings & presentations are held throughout the year. Watch this site or the local newspapers for information. Members will be emailed. Non-members are welcome to attend.





"Naturalist … one devoted to or versed in the study of animal and plant life"