North Durham Nature

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Special Price !!!!!

Membership Fees effective until December 31st 2019 are:

  • Individual Member - $25.00
  • Full-time post-secondary student - $20.00
  • Elementary or High School Student(non-voting) - No charge
  • Family Membership - $40.00-
  • Life Member - $500.00

To join, simply download the pdf Application form.  and mail it with a cheque to

  North Durham Nature :
 18 Second Ave, Uxbridge, ON, L9P 1J9  

NEW E-TRANSFER AVAILABLE!  Please e-mail NDN's Treasurer Kim Adams at if you are interested in this option. Use the doc Application    form to email .

New applications after September 1st provide membership for the following year.  All members receive four newsletters a year and regular updates of activities by email. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail them to:

Cara Gregory:

About the Club

A group of nature enthusiasts got together in September 2013 and formed North Durham Nature. The area served includes Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge Townships including the Oak Ridges Moraine but members are welcome from anywhere. Bringing together a wealth of experience, the group holds over  four outdoor events and four evening events per year. They bring together a number of locals with a wealth of natural history who want to share their excitement and knowledge with residents of the area and beyond.

Leadership- bios

Our President is Cara Gregory, a working Outdoor Educator at Nonquon and Duffin's Creek Environmental Education Centres. Cara looks after the website and is our Ontario Nature Representative.  Our Vice President and Program Director is James Kamstra, responsible for organizingour walks and talks.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a biologist, expert naturalist and guide.  The Secretary is Mark Stabb, a local biologist involved in nature education activities and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The Treasurer is Kim Adams, local naturalist, assistant compiler for the Christmas Bird Count, and past volunteer with the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, and the Marsh Monitoring program.  His financial experience includes past manager of a Coles/Indigo Books store, and financial work for Bell Canada.  Derek Connelly, Director and Past President, is a local naturalist and compiler of the Uxbridge Christmas Bird Count and past coordinator of Uxbridge Birders.  Derek looks after event advertising.  Director Jay Thibert is an outdoor enthusiast, and past facilitator of the Nonquon Environmental Education Centre.  He brings a career of experience as an outdoor educator. Director Carol Apperson is an avid birder, naturalist and long time resident of North Durham.  Director Pat Baldwin is a plant and tree enthusiast who has been involved in local restoration projects, and is currently finishing a university course in Forest Medicine. Our newest Director is Brenda Near, a long time Durham Resident (Zephyr area) with an interest in all things natural. She is an avid gardener, particularly interested in planting native plants to create back yard habitat for native bees, butterflies and birds.  Geoff Carpentier, an expert birder, jounalist/author and international expedition guide, has recently stepped down as Director, but continues to be the writer/editor of our club newsletter.  We thank Geoff for all that he has contributed to the club over his years on the Board, and for his continued work.  Alan Wells was the club's first president and outgoing treasurer, he was responsible for setting many of the structures in place which will guide us along and I am sure he will continue to keep an eye on us! John Mc Lean has recently stepped down after serving two years as a Director, his humour and insight from personal and other club experiences has been very helpful. He continues to coordinate the Beaverton Christmas Bird count and lead birding outings.  Nancy Melcher, Uxbridge's own outdoor ed teacher and writer of the Cosmos newspaper's column "The Nature Nut" helped us out with publicity in the early stages and now assists with editing our newsletter.  Pat Asling  served as Director for a short time but has stepped down to continue other volunteer activities. We thank her for her continued support.  Are you interested in being part of the team? The February AGM is when we vote in new Directors and except formal support. Contact us soon if interested in a position on the Board.

Other Positions

There are several other volunteers who help us out and are vital to the smooth running of a club. . Refreshments at evening talks are organized by Nancy Hannah and Anne Wells in Uxbridgewhile Carol Aperson and Lynne Thorkelsson help us in Port Perry.  Kim Lendvay has created and manages our Facebook page. Our website was first created and managed by Jacqueline Visconti from Back 2 Front Website Design. We thank her for her guidance and past hard work.  A healthy club always welcomes active members. If you would like to help out in any way let us know.

First Outdoor Event

The first outdoor event for this group was a visit to the Cranberry Marsh Hawkwatch station, on Halls Road in Whitby in September 2013. Since then we have added more walks and events each year exploring the nature in North Durham and beyond.

We  have the energy for NATURE do you?

Join Us!

Contact Cara at for more information .