Welcome to the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists

A message from our President, Courtney Mondoux

The Thunder Bay Field Naturalists club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of natural history, the wise use of natural resources, the preservation of natural areas, and the understanding and protection of nature.

It is my pleasure to welcome visitors to our Thunder Bay Field Naturalists website. TBFN is an active and resilient club founded in 1933. As an organization, we have a number of diverse undertakings that support our goals to ‘educate, protect, and enjoy.’ We host guided field trips and guest speakers, protect natural areas through our nature reserves, lead and support local and regional advocacy, outreach, and community science initiatives, and deliver free educational programming for youth. It takes a lot of dedicated volunteers to keep everything running smoothly, and it is a testament to these many volunteers that TBFN continues to be a thriving club with an active presence in the region.

I encourage each of you to reflect on your relationship with TBFN. What aspects of the organization have you enjoyed? How has your involvement with TBFN enriched your relationship with nature? How can it?

If you think you might be interested in getting more involved with TBFN, reach out! We can work together to find a task or role that fits your schedule, skills, and interests. There are several important club roles that are currently vacant or needing replacement. Many of our committees would be happy to have a few more volunteers helping out, and we are always looking for guest leaders and speakers for both our general and youth events. I hope to see you at one of our events soon, and if you are willing to help, please contact me at ccmondoux@gmail.com!  



Sharing a passion for nature and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to appreciate and enjoy the natural world.


Advocating for the conservation of healthy, naturally functioning ecosystems and protecting areas through Nature Reserve land acquisitions.



Engaging with nature in meaningful and inspiring ways. Join us for our walks, talks and special events.