You are Invited to the 75th Anniversary Event ! This is your day, folks. All ages are welcome. Choose any or all of the planned events. It’s a day to enjoy with friends, the 75 years that the Peterborough Field Naturalists has been in existence. DATE: Monday May 18, 2015 (the Victoria Day long weekend) [...]
This outing will be to Presqu’ile Provincial Park to view the gathering of migrating shorebirds as they make their migration from their Arctic breeding grounds to their wintering areas, primarily in the southern hemisphere. In the fall the birds linger longer than in the spring. We will be visiting the viewing locations in the Owens [...]
This visit will include a tour of one of the best surviving examples of a once abundant Ontario habitat. Hard work and determination have helped to preserve and restore this habitat with its rich flora and diverse bird life. Up to forty species designated as Species at Risk have been recorded at the site. [...]
PFN members are invited to join a bat walk at Beavermead Park, Ashburnham Drive in Peterborough. We will use ultra-sonic bat detectors to listen in to the fascinating sounds make by foraging bats. Join Paul Elliott at the entrance to the camp ground adjacent to the parking lot. The walk is organized in collaboration [...]
Mussels play an important role in the ecosystem of our lakes and rivers. There are over forty native species of mussels in Ontario, yet 40% of species are at risk in the south of the province. Kevin Loftus, manager of The Fish Culture Section at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, will present to [...]
Peterborough Open Doors comes to Trent University this year. As our contribution to the event, Roger Jones will lead a walk to observe spring flowers on Lady Eaton Drumlin, with its spectacular views across the campus. Meet Roger at 10.00am in the parking lot of Lady Eaton College at the Symons campus.
Join Drew Monkman for a chance to explore some local habitats and view spring migrants and awakening plant life. Meet at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot from where we will car pool.
Martin Parker will lead us on visits to local areas as we continue to monitor spring arrivals and the changing flora. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am from where we will car pool. Bring binoculars and a contribution to gas costs.
Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am from which we will visit local habitats to witness the arrival of spring migrants and other signs of the season. Walter Wehtje will be our leader. Bring binoculars and a contribution to gas costs.
Wednesday, April 8th. 7:30 PM. Sara Pieper, PhD candidate at Trent University, will be presenting her talk on the role of hybridization as a driver for invasion in the hybrid cattail Typha x glauca. Her project is being supervised by Dr. Joanna Freeland and Dr. Marcel Dorken, Department of Biology.
Join Paul Elliott for a chance to explore a Kawartha Land Trust site at dusk. Situated between Young’s Point and Lakefield in the Township of Selwyn, the Dance property is part of a provincially significant wetland, as well as creeks, forests, old fields and other diverse habitats. Ultrasonic bat detectors will be used to locate [...]