A diverse and friendly group, the Nipissing Naturalists Club originally formed in 1976, with the primary objective to observe and enjoy nature through field trips, meetings and discussions, and to stimulate interest and understanding of our natural history and environment.


Our club celebrates and shares the wonder and importance of nature to all of us. As a member of the Nipissing Naturalist Club, you'll be invited to interesting and informative monthly meetings, receive our monthly newsletters, and be invited to participate in exclusive members only outings and activities

Membership has its privileges...

Join the club!

By joining the Nipissing Naturalists, you too can help celebrate and share the beauty and fascination of the natural landscape of North Bay and Nipissing. The club has a number of projects on the go and in the works, and to see the local influence of our members, you need to look no further than the Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Historical Plaque and Nature Festival, the Motus Tracking Station Project, Bat Monitoring project and participation in local science fairs and festivals. 


The club relies on its membership fees for many things, such as our membership in the Ontario Nature Nature Network, our meeting expenses, as well as payment of the insurance policy to protect members when on our outings.  It is important that your membership is current as the policy only covers paid-up members, and is why NipNat outings are restricted to members.


New members are welcome to join at any time -- you can send your membership by e-transfer to nipnatmembership@outlook.com (please use the password "naturalists") or a cheque can be sent to our Club Treasurer, Connie Sturge, at 537 Hwy 534, Powassan P0H 1Z0.


If you send a cheque, please make the cheque payable to “Nipissing Naturalists Club Inc.”.


If you are also paying for Bird Wing by cheque, please send a separate cheque for that payable to “Bird Wing”.


2024 REGULAR - 1 YEAR 

Single $20

Family $30

Student (with valid student ID) $10

Are you all about the birds? You may want to consider joining Bird Wing as well! Open only to Nipissing Naturalist Club members, Bird Wing hosts birding events and regular meetings. There is an additional $5 annual fee to join Bird Wing and take part in Bird Wing events. 

2024 Board of Directors

Rick Tripp - President 

Siobhan O'Leary - Vice President

Fred Pinto - Past President

Lori McDowell - Secretary

Connie Sturge - Treasurer

Angela Mills

Aris Morosin

Brittany Tartaglia

Kim Burns

Louise Simpson

Rachel Sturge



Bird Wing

Dick Tafel, Chairman: rtafel (at) sympatico (dot) ca, 705-472-7907

Gary Sturge, Treasurer

Renee Levesque, Bird Wing Scribe

Past Presidents

Dick Tafel

Angela Martin

Ted Price

Greg Boxwell

Steph Romaniuk

Jeremy St. Onge

Fred Pinto