Backyard Winter Activities

Backyard Winter Activities

Are you looking for a few fun activities during lockdown? Are you sick of sitting inside waiting for the snow to melt? I think it’s time we embrace our winter surroundings and try a few socially-distanced outdoor activities for the whole family! Check out my top...
Winter Birds

Winter Birds

Hello Young Nature Photographers! In this post I’ll share a few of my photos of birds in winter and offer some tips on how to take them. Around here in winter (I live in Guelph, Ontario) there are lots of winter birds to be found and photographed. A recent bird...
The Focus on Nature Blog is Back!

The Focus on Nature Blog is Back!

Hello Friends of Focus on Nature, As part of our pivot online, we are reviving our blog with weekly posts about all the things we love: nature, photography, outdoor activities for kids and whatever we think you might find interesting. So let’s start a...
Name That Tree!

Name That Tree!

As part of the Focus on Nature Fest, we created some fun activities that whole family can do! Here’s one that will get you outside exploring nature and learning more about our natural heritage. To get started, just download and print out the 4-page PDF below....

Robert Bateman supports Focus on Nature

“The beauty of photography is being able to pay attention to the particularity of nature. You make decisions in two ways – what is worth noticing and how it should be framed. In a sense, this is the basis of all art. Noticing nature enriches your life and...

New Role at Focus on Nature

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself with this my first blog on our website.  I’m the new executive director at Focus on Nature.  Many of you may know me already through my role as lead instructor with FON for the past two years, and before that as...

The Nature Cure

Great piece in Outside Magazine about the therapeutic effects of walking in a forest: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/wellness/Take-Two-Hours-of-Pine-Forest-and-Call-Me-in-the-Morning.html