The Brodie Club, established 1921

The Brodie Club is a group of serious and knowledgeable naturalists who enjoy lively discussion, penetrating questions and good fellowship. The club’s name honours Dr. William Brodie, one of the greatest all-round naturalists in Canada of his time.

Meetings are held monthly except in summer, and consist of a speaker, often a member, and natural history observations. A field excursion is held annually. Membership is by invitation, preceded by attendance at 3 meetings as a guest of an existing member.

Recent topics:

  • Five-lined Skinks: Life at the Edge
  • Conserving rare birds in Ecuador
  • Thinking like a turtle
  • Spotted Salamanders in Algonquin Park
  • Habitat restoration in Norfolk County
  • Lake trout evolution: Ice age to present
  • Urbanization leads to evolution
  • Cormorants in Toronto
  • Rare plants of Ontario
  • Terra-forming by ice streams
Next meeting: 
When pandemic restrictions allow; meanwhile we remain in touch virtually




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