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04/06/2014 04/06/2014

Sunday Morning Wildlife Walk 6 April 2014

Join Jerry Ball for the first of our Sunday morning spring wildlife outings. Meet at the parking lot of Peterborough Zoo at 8.am from where we will car pool to local sites of interest. The outing will last around 3 hours. Bring binoculars, suitable clothing and a contribution towards gas costs. All levels of expertise [...]

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04/10/2014 04/10/2014

Monthly Meeting – Koalas, Kangaroos and Kookaburras: Adventures in the South East of Australia

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 10. **Note the change to Thursday night due to another booking at Library. Paul Elliott shares stories of wildlife encounters while exploring the Dandanong Ranges and the coast of Victoria and New South Wales during [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library Auditorium

04/13/2014 04/13/2014

Sunday Morning Wildlife Walk 13 April 2014

Join ornithologist Erica Nol for an outing exploring some of our local habitats. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street for an 8.00a.m. departure. Bring binoculars and a contribution to car pooling gas. The outing will last around 3 hours.

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04/20/2014 04/20/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 20 April 2014

Join Tony Bigg for this week’s outing to explore local habitats and look out for spring migrants. Meet up at Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street at 8.00a.m. from where we will car pool to sites determined on the day. The outing will last approximately 3 hours. Remember your binoculars and a small contribution [...]

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04/26/2014 04/26/2014

Frogs sing and woodcocks dance 26 April 2014

Join Martin Parker in this evening outing to listen to the spring chorus of frogs and watch  the dance of courting woodcocks. The frog chorus will be dominated by Spring Peepers. We will also be listening for Chorus Frogs, Northern Leopard Frogs, and Wood Frogs. The American Woodcock has an elaborate courtship display which consists of [...]

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04/27/2014 04/27/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 27 April 2014

Join our president, Martin Parker for this week’s spring outing exploring various local habitats looking for recent arrivals and those species migrating further north. Join Martin at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. from where we will car pool. Do not forget to bring binoculars and be ready to make a small donation to carpooling gas [...]

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05/03/2014 05/03/2014

Old Growth Forest in Jackson Park? Exploring Treasured Trees, Transitions, and Terminology

What makes a heritage tree? How does geology influence forest ecology? How old is old growth? Walk Leaders: Chris Gooderham, John Etches Meeting Place: Playground in Jackson Park Meet at the playground under the tall white pines of Jackson Park, top of Monaghan Rd. Saturday, May 3rd, 9AM Read walk on Jane’s Walk website: http://www.janeswalk.org/canada/peterborough/ [...]

Location : Jackson Park

05/04/2014 05/04/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 4 May 2014

Join Drew Monkman for an outing to local habitats to spot migrating birds and spring flowers. As usual we will start out from the parking lot of Peterborough Zoo at 8.00a.m. for an outing that will last about 3 hours. Bring binoculars and a small contribution towards car pooling gas costs.

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05/11/2014 05/11/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 11 May 2014

Get out and about with our president, Martin Parker, as he seeks out interesting sightings in the Peterborough area. Spring is a great time to spot migrating birds and spring flowers.   A car pool convoy will leave the Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. to local destinations confirmed on the day. Don’t forget your [...]

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05/14/2014 05/14/2014

Monthly Meeting: Understanding the Eastern Wolf

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 14. The talk will focus on the relationship among wolves and coyotes in North America and examine the future of wolf conservation in Ontario. Linda Rutledge received her PhD in Environmental and Life Sciences at [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library Auditorium

05/17/2014 05/17/2014

Joint outing with the New Canadians Centre 17 May 2014

Can you help people who are new to Canada become familiar with local nature: Spring flowers, birds, tracks and signs. In a joint venture with the New Canadians Centre, families of new Canadians have been invited to explore local habitats with the help of PFN members. We will meet at the junction of Armour Road and Nassau [...]

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05/18/2014 05/18/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 18 May 2014

Jerry Ball is once again our leader on this outing to spot species of interest in local habitats. The outing will last around 3 hours and will visit a number of sites around Peterborough. Its an 8.00a.m. start from Peterborough Zoo parking lot. You will need binoculars and should be ready to make a small [...]

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05/25/2014 05/25/2014

Spring wildlife walk 25 May 2014

Tony Bigg leads the final walk in our series of Sunday morning outings this spring.   Join Tony at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot for an 8.00a.m. start. We will car pool to local sites of interest. Bring binoculars and a small contribution to gas costs.

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06/01/2014 06/01/2014

Carden Plain Important Bird Area (IBA) 1 June 2014

An all-day visit to the Carden Plain, an unusual alvar habitat that is home to an abundance of rare grassland bird species, butterflies and plants. Jerry Ball will guide us through this globally rare habitat is only 65km from Peterborough. The trip offers the chance of seeing such birds as the Loggerhead Shrike, Golden-wing warbler, [...]

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06/01/2014 06/01/2014

Junior Naturalists — Butterfly Waystation with ORCA

UPDATE NOTICE: Change of event location from the Orchid article Now meeting at the Frizbee Golf Course Parking Lot on Water Street at University Heights Blvd (north of Riverdale Park and Zoo… see map below!) Meeting Time remains: 1:30PM Planting a Butterfly Waystation, with ORCA Sunday, June 1st, 2014 1:30 to 3:00 pm Meet at Riverdale [...]

Location : Frizbee Golf Course Parking Lot, just North of Zoo

06/11/2014 06/11/2014

An Introduction to the Native and Wild Bees of Ontario

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, June 11, for a presentation by Susan Chan, manager of the Native Pollinators Program at Farms at Work and the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee Project. This presentation will give an overview of the native bees found in Ontario, [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

06/21/2014 06/21/2014

Butterflies and Birds of Ingleton-Wells, Kawartha Land Trust Property, 21st June 2014

This outing will be to the Ingleton-Wells property of the Kawartha Land Trust, inland from the north shore of Stony Lake. The purpose of the outing is to acquaint PFN members with this protected area and to determine what animals are present. There will be a special emphasis on the butterflies found in the open [...]

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07/05/2014 07/05/2014

Breeding Birds and Herpetofauna of Harper Park, Peterborough, 5th July 2014

Harper Park is a natural area in the southwestern corner of the City of Peterborough. This outing will be an opportunity to discover the breeding birds, reptiles and amphibians present in this island of green. The leaders will be Martin Parker and Mathew Toby. At the end of the outing a summary of the species [...]

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07/10/2014 07/10/2014

Nature’s Nocturnes Family Fun Evening 10 July 2014

This event at the Peterborough Ecology Park may be of interest to PFN members: Join us from 6:30- 8:00pm, on Thursday July 10th at GreenUP Ecology Park (1899 Ashburham Dr. – next to the PUC building) to learn how YOU can help protect heirloom seeds and pollinators just by planting a few species of plants around [...]

Location : Ecology Park, Ashburnam Drive, Peterborough

08/19/2014 08/19/2014

Wildlife outing. 26th October 2014.

Join us for the last of our Sunday morning outings this fall. Jerry Ball will lead us on an exploration of local habitats. We will carpool to local sites from the parking lot of Peterborough Zoo at 8.00a.m. The outing will last approximately three hours. You should dress for the weather and bring a pair [...]

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09/07/2014 09/07/2014

Wildlife walk. Sunday 7th September

Join PFN member and author Drew Monkman for the first of this season’s Sunday morning wildlife walks. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. From the parking lot we will carpool to local sites to observe birds and other wildlife. The outing will last approximately three hours. Bring binoculars, dress appropriately and be ready [...]

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09/14/2014 09/14/2014

Exploring Loggerhead Marsh. Sunday 14th September

Join Paul Frost, the David Schindler Professor of Aquatic Sciences at Trent University for an outing to a local marshland. Loggerhead Marsh is a locally significant wetland that contains a significant area of cattail marsh, patches of forested wetland, and expanses of wet meadows. Its outflow stream flows through several forested areas and downstream into [...]

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09/21/2014 09/21/2014

Wildlife walk. Sunday 21st September

Join the PFN’s Jerry Ball for the latest in our series of Sunday morning walks. Jerry is a great naturalist and expert birder. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. from where we will carpool to locations around Peterborough County. The outing will last about three hours. Wear suitable clothing and bring binoculars/scope and [...]

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09/28/2014 09/28/2014

Wildlife Walk. Sunday 28th September 2014

PFN member Tony Bigg will lead this week’s Sunday morning walk. Tony is a expert birder and all-round naturalist. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am from where we will carpool to local sites of interest. Bring a pair of binoculars or birding scope and be ready to make a small contribution to gas [...]

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10/12/2014 10/12/2014

Wildlife walk. Sunday 12th October 2014.

Join us for the latest in our autumn series of Sunday morning wildlife walks. This week’s will be led by Walter Wehtje of Trent University. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. from where we will carpool to local sites of interest for birding and other nature observation. Bring a pair of binoculars and [...]

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Wildlife outing. 26th October 2014.

Join us for the last of our Sunday morning outings this fall. Jerry Ball will lead us on an exploration of local habitats. We will carpool to local sites from the parking lot of Peterborough Zoo at 8.00a.m. The outing will last approximately three hours. You should dress for the weather and bring a pair [...]

Wildlife walk. Sunday 12th October 2014.

Join us for the latest in our autumn series of Sunday morning wildlife walks. This week’s will be led by Walter Wehtje of Trent University. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. from where we will carpool to local sites of interest for birding and other nature observation. Bring a pair of binoculars and [...]

Wildlife Walk. Sunday 28th September 2014

PFN member Tony Bigg will lead this week’s Sunday morning walk. Tony is a expert birder and all-round naturalist. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am from where we will carpool to local sites of interest. Bring a pair of binoculars or birding scope and be ready to make a small contribution to gas [...]

Wildlife walk. Sunday 21st September

Join the PFN’s Jerry Ball for the latest in our series of Sunday morning walks. Jerry is a great naturalist and expert birder. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. from where we will carpool to locations around Peterborough County. The outing will last about three hours. Wear suitable clothing and bring binoculars/scope and [...]

Exploring Loggerhead Marsh. Sunday 14th September

Join Paul Frost, the David Schindler Professor of Aquatic Sciences at Trent University for an outing to a local marshland. Loggerhead Marsh is a locally significant wetland that contains a significant area of cattail marsh, patches of forested wetland, and expanses of wet meadows. Its outflow stream flows through several forested areas and downstream into [...]

Wildlife walk. Sunday 7th September

Join PFN member and author Drew Monkman for the first of this season’s Sunday morning wildlife walks. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. From the parking lot we will carpool to local sites to observe birds and other wildlife. The outing will last approximately three hours. Bring binoculars, dress appropriately and be ready [...]

Nature’s Nocturnes Family Fun Evening 10 July 2014

This event at the Peterborough Ecology Park may be of interest to PFN members: Join us from 6:30- 8:00pm, on Thursday July 10th at GreenUP Ecology Park (1899 Ashburham Dr. – next to the PUC building) to learn how YOU can help protect heirloom seeds and pollinators just by planting a few species of plants around [...]

Breeding Birds and Herpetofauna of Harper Park, Peterborough, 5th July 2014

Harper Park is a natural area in the southwestern corner of the City of Peterborough. This outing will be an opportunity to discover the breeding birds, reptiles and amphibians present in this island of green. The leaders will be Martin Parker and Mathew Toby. At the end of the outing a summary of the species [...]

Butterflies and Birds of Ingleton-Wells, Kawartha Land Trust Property, 21st June 2014

This outing will be to the Ingleton-Wells property of the Kawartha Land Trust, inland from the north shore of Stony Lake. The purpose of the outing is to acquaint PFN members with this protected area and to determine what animals are present. There will be a special emphasis on the butterflies found in the open [...]

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Junior Naturalists — Butterfly Waystation with ORCA

UPDATE NOTICE: Change of event location from the Orchid article Now meeting at the Frizbee Golf Course Parking Lot on Water Street at University Heights Blvd (north of Riverdale Park and Zoo… see map below!) Meeting Time remains: 1:30PM Planting a Butterfly Waystation, with ORCA Sunday, June 1st, 2014 1:30 to 3:00 pm Meet at Riverdale [...]