The Quinte Field Naturalists Association, an affiliate of Ontario Nature (formerly Federation of Ontario Naturalists) is a non-profit organization sponsoring nature education, conservation and research. It was founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1990 and encompasses the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward. The Quinte Field Naturalists Association is legally entitled to hold real estate and accept bequests.
In 1949, a small group of birdwatchers got together and decided that the Belleville area needed a naturalists club. Unlike today, there were very few nature clubs in Ontario, and those that did exist, were all located in major cities of the province. The keen interest of the few members remained, and the newly formed "Brown Thrasher Club" made it through those early years to become the group that it is today, and the name was eventually changed to the present Quinte Field Naturalists.
Today, the group is made up of naturalists interested in a wide variety of natural history subjects, from birds and insects to plants, and even astronomy.
For more information, check out the Quinte Field Naturalists Association Website
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