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Parry Sound Nature Club

The Parry Sound Nature Club was established in the 1980's. We are part of a province-wide network of groups and individuals, coordinated by Ontario Nature, called the Nature Network.

We meet at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month from September to June at the Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George St., Parry Sound. Please view Upcoming Events for a list of scheduled events.


The goals and objectives of the Parry Sound Nature Club include:

  1. To promote a public interest in and a knowledge of the natural history of the Parry Sound area;

  2. To promote the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat;

  3. To consider and discuss matters of environment; and,

  4. to promote, encourage, and cooperate with other organizations that have similar objectives.

Meet The Executive


Tianna Burke, M.Sc

Tianna holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s of Science from Trent University where she studied the lives of Bank Swallows, an aerial insectivore. Currently, she is the Conservation Biologist at the Georgian Bay Biosphere where her love of science, conservation, communications, and education has come full circle. 


Tianna is an avid bird watcher, bird bander, gardener, and loves to hike, snowshoe, do taxidermy, and care for her pets on her little hobby farm.

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Vice President

David Bywater

David has a Bachelor of Environmental Sciences from the University of Guelph. Outside of work, you can often find David happily spinning on a bike (in all seasons!), cooking in the kitchen, or curled up with a good book! David Bywater is the Conservation Programs Manager with the Georgian Bay Biosphere.

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Kenton Otterbein

Kenton Otterbein is the Discovery Program Leader at Killbear Provincial Park. While not an uber-birder who can identify every twitter in the woods, Kenton has the benefit of 21 years of working, living and observing changes in nature at Killbear and surrounding Georgian Bay Biosphere Region.

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Delaina Arnold

A fourth generation born and raised Parry Sounder, Delaina is an avid gardener, reader, cook, and spends every opportunity playing outside, camping, hiking, and traveling. Delaina is a graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College and went on to receive a Bachelor of Environmental & Resource Studies and International Development Studies from Trent University. She is the Education Programs Manager for the Georgian Bay Biosphere.

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