The January 2015 Annual General Meeting is in the planning stages and one tradition that the Peterborough Field Naturalist Club (PFN) has maintained over the years……Is the Bucket Draw! In order to have a successful raffle, a variety of items is welcomed, needed and appreciated. Proceeds from the Bucket Draw are used for various projects [...]
This annual count is in the northern section of Peterborough County, extending northwards from Stony Lake to the Apsley area, and primarily east of Highway 28. It samples the winter bird life in the shield part of the county and annually such species a Bald Eagle and Black-backed Woodpeckers are located. The count covers an [...]
All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 12. Dr. Chris Kyle of Trent University and the Natural Resources DNA Profiling and Forensic Centre will discuss how DNA is being used to answer questions about the movement and habitat preferences of the American [...]
This is becoming a tradition! Join Martin Parker and Luke Berg on a trip along the north shore of Rice Lake to look for some of the later migrating waterfowl and other migrants. We will look for rafts of diving ducks, such as Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead and others. Bring binoculars, a telescope if [...]
Join our president, Martin Parker, for an outing to the Hooton Line in Cavan Swamp. Meet as usual in the parking lot of Peterborough Zoo at 8.00am from where we will car pool. Bring binoculars and a contribution to gas costs.
Sometimes we all need a little inspiration and motivation to support a healthier environment for all living things. Acting locally to conserve nature and promote the values of greenspace is a small way you can help.
Microsoft Word – Orchid_Nov2013.docx Participants should let Tony Bigg know as soon as possible if they are available for the count. The compilation will be at Kelsey’s, opposite the Canadian Tire plaza on Landsdowne St. at 5:00 p.m. Contact Tony at tand…@sympatico.ca or phone 705- 652-7541. Newcomers to the area, and newcomers to birding, are [...]
Microsoft Word – Orchid_Oct2013 Jerry Ball leads a day-long trip to view migrant birds at Presqu’ileProvincial Park, with other stops of interest on the way. In particular, expect to see many interesting waterfowl. Bring a packed lunch, binoculars and, if you have them, rubber boots (not essential). Meet at 8am at the Country Style [...]
Join PFN member Mike McMurtry for this week’s Sunday morning wildlife walk. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot for an 8.00a.m. start. From the zoo we will car pool to local habitats. Bring a pair of binoculars and dress for the weather.
Due to scheduling conflicts during the month of September, there will not be a Junior Field Naturalists event. The JFN event will resume in October, and we’ll ensure that this outing will be double the fun.