Upcoming events in November

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08/08/2015 08/08/2015

Bat walk at Beavermead Park Saturday 8th August 2015

  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 […]

Location : Beavermead Park

08/17/2015 08/17/2015

Sunday morning Autumn outings 2015

Each Sunday in September and October there will be local outings to observe migrating birds and other wildlife.   Unless posted otherwise, the outings will begin at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street at 8.00a.m. Outings will last around three hours. Outing leaders will be announced in due course. If you are interested […]

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08/29/2015 08/29/2015

Shorebirds and Monarchs Saturday 29 August 2015

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 […]

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09/06/2015 09/06/2015

Wildlife outing Sunday 6th September 2015

Join us for our first Sunday morning field outing of the Autumn 2015 season.  Dave Milsom will lead us to some local habitats where we will be keeping an especial eye out for migrating bird life. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street at 8.00am from where we will car pool. Bring binoculars […]

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09/09/2015 09/09/2015

Monthly Meeting: Harper Park – A Local Stewardship Initiative

September 9th, 7:30PM Peterborough Public Library Kim Zippel, Chair of the Harper Park Stewardship Initiative, will deliver a presentation on Harper Park, a 60 hectare municipal park located in the southwest end of Peterborough. Although impacted by surrounding development, the park has remained largely natural with a variety of biological communities, and high floral diversity […]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

09/13/2015 09/13/2015

Wildlife outing Sunday 13th September 2015

This week’s Sunday morning outing to local habitats will be led by Scott McKinlay. As usual we will set out from Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street at 8.00am for an outing lasting around 3 hours. Don’t forget your binoculars!

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09/20/2015 09/20/2015

Wildlife outing to a farm Sunday 20th September 2015

Meet Martin Parker at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am from where he will guide you to Bruce Kidd’s farm for some autumnal birdwatching. Also on the menu are wild apples and giant puffballs! The outing will last about 3 hours. Remember your binoculars and a contribution to car pooling gas costs.

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09/27/2015 09/27/2015

Wildlife outing Sunday 27th September 2015

Mike McMurtry will be our guide this week. As well as being a good birder Mike is a knowledgebale botanist so should be able to point out some interesting fall flowers. As usual the outing will start from Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am and last around 3 hours.

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10/04/2015 10/04/2015

Wildlife outing Sunday 4th October 2015

Join legendary birder Jerry Ball for our latest outing to spot birds on their winter migration throught the Kawarthas. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. Meet Jerry at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot for an 8.00am departure to sites determined on the day. We will car pool, so if you get […]

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10/11/2015 10/11/2015

Wildlife outing Sunday 11th October 2015

Club member Dave Milsom will lead his second outing of the season. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot for an 8.00am departure to local habitats to be confirmed on the day. As with all these outings the main focus will be on birds, but its a great time of year to spot other wildlife including […]

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10/14/2015 10/14/2015

Monthly Meeting: Weird Wonderful Wild Mushrooms

October 14th, 7:30PM Peterborough Public Library BRING YOUR OWN MUSHROOMS! (and Jan Thornhill will help ID them for you) Jan Thornhill, a member of the Toronto Mycological Society, admits to being obsessed with fungi. She will be sharing her knowledge of the weird and wonderful wild mushrooms of our region at our October meeting. Jan […]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

10/18/2015 10/18/2015

Sunday morning wildlife outing 18 October 2015

PFN member and local author Drew Monkman will lead this morning’s outing to local habitats. Meet Drew at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street for an 8.00am start. Bring binoculars and be ready to carpool from the zoo to destinations chosen on the day. Its a great time of year for spotting migrating […]

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10/18/2015 10/18/2015

Wildlife outing Sunday 18th October 2015

Meet at Peterborough Zoo at 8.00 for an outing to local habitats of interest. The leader for today’s outing is yest to be confirmed. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Paul Elliott.

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10/25/2015 10/25/2015

Wildlife outing Sunday 25th October 2015

Jerry Ball will lead the last of this season’s Sunday morning outings. Meet at Peterborough Zoo at 8.00 and we will car pool from there on an outing lasting around 3 hours. Binoculars are a must! Next Sunday Jerry will lead a full day outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park – see website posting for details.

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11/01/2015 11/01/2015

Birding trip to Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Sunday 1st November 2015 Jerry Ball leads a day-long trip to view migrant birds at Presqu’ile Provincial 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 8:00 am at the Country […]

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11/10/2015 11/10/2015

Monthly Meeting: Exploring the link between well-being, fitness, and connections with nature

TUESDAY November 10th, 2015 7:30PM Peterborough Public Library Rodney Fuentes is a wellness mentor, personal trainer, ecotourism guide, and a passionate naturalist. Rodney will share revelations from his personal travels as well as his insights as owner of Origins Wellness Retreats, an ecotourism company focused on nature connectedness as a path to improving people’s fitness and well-being.

Location : Peterborough Public Library

11/10/2015 11/10/2015

Monthly Meeting: November 10th — TUESDAY

Please note the November monthly meeting is on TUESDAY, November 10th, NOT on Wednesday. We will still meet at the same place (Library) and start time (7:30PM).

Location : Peterborough Public Library
reptiles at risk on the road

11/14/2015 11/14/2015

Reptiles at Risk are Coming to Town!

A free interactive Workshop about Ontario reptiles will be held on Saturday November 14th from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Environment Centre,  2505 Pioneer Rd.,  near Trent University,  Peterborough. It will feature live reptiles such as the grey ratsnake, eastern foxsnake, eastern milksnake, snapping turtle, blandings turtle, spotted turtle and more.  After a presentation […]

Location : Camp Kawartha Environment Centre 2505 Pioneer Rd Peterborough

11/29/2015 11/29/2015

Wave Riders of Rice Lake Sunday, November 29th 2015

Join Martin Parker and Luke Berg for this traditional Grey Cup afternoon exploration of sites along the northwestern shore of Rice Lake. We will be looking for the later migrating ducks and other birds. Highlights will be the rafts of ducks riding the waves of Rice Lake and the scenic vistas overlooking the lake. Bring […]

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12/05/2015 12/05/2015

World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls. Saturday, December 5th 2015

  This day trip will be a birding outing to the Niagara River, a designated Important Birding Area due to the variety and number of gulls which utilize the river in the late fall. More species can be observed in a day than anywhere else in the world. There will be thousands of gulls consisting […]

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12/09/2015 12/09/2015

Monthly Meeting: Dec 9th/ Members Slide Show Night

The members’ slide show at out December meeting is an annual PFN tradition! Show fellow PFN members your photos of a recent trip.  Display those great nature moments or wildlife encounters that you’ve recently experienced.  This is our night to “show and tell!” Don’t delay……Contact Jim Young at jbyoung559@gmail.com or phone 705-760-9397 to sign yourself […]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

12/20/2015 12/20/2015

65th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count

65th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count – A Christmas Tradition Sunday, December 20 – all day Pre-registration required The Peterborough Christmas Bird Count (CBC), now in its 64th year, is the longest running wildlife survey in Peterborough County.  The Peterborough CBC participants cover an area contained within a circle with a diameter of 24 kilometers, centered […]

Location : Pre-registration required

12/21/2015 12/21/2015

Winter wildlife tracking outings January-March 2016

Once again this year PFN member and expert tracker Don McLeod will lead one or more outings during the months of January to March 2016 focusing on tracks and other wildlife sign. These outings will be scheduled when conditions permit. The place and time will be announced shortly before each outing by email. Any one interested in attending should send an […]

Location : Unknown
Photo by Arnold Zageris

01/22/2016 01/22/2016

75th Annual General Meeting: On The Labrador

AGM Date: January 22, 2016 5:30 pm Cost: $35/person Guest speaker: Arnold Zageris Arnold Zageris is a world renowned nature photographer. He has made sixteen expeditions to Northern Labrador at occasions since 1984 (occasionally alone), to document, through his words and photographs “…the harsh and stunning beauty of the Labrador landscape, and the strength of the […]

Location : Peterborough Naval Club

01/23/2016 01/23/2016

Night Hike and Mini Film-Fest

Night Hike and Mini Film-Fest Saturday January 23 at 6:30 pm Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Road, Peterborough Bring the whole family for a winter night hike, guided by the light of the full moon. After hiking in the Trent Nature Areas, we will warm up with some hot chocolate and popcorn as we watch a […]

Location : Camp Kawartha Environment Centre

02/02/2016 02/02/2016

The Tree Committee of Urban Selwyn

Love Trees? Save the Date! Join the Tree Committee of Urban Selwyn to learn about the importance of protecting the urban trees of Bridgenorth, Lakefield and Woodland Acres. With speakers such as Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Office of Heath at PCCHU, Matthew Logan, local Professional Arborist, and Peter Wynnyczuk, President of P&A Urban Forestry. Have […]

Location : The Village Inn

02/21/2016 02/21/2016

Cross-Country Ski Day

Cross-Country Ski Day Sunday February 21 at 2 pm Camp Kawartha (main camp), 1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer Join us for the annual kids cross-country ski day!  This is a great opportunity for kids to try skiing for the first time (thank you to Camp Kawartha for loaning us their skis!).  If you have your own skis, please bring them. Please […]

Location : Camp Kawartha Main Camp

02/27/2016 02/27/2016

Winter birds along the Otonabee River Saturday 27th February 2016

This half-day outing, led by Martin Parker, will focus on the waterfowl which over-winter on the open waters of the Otonabee River and Little Lake. The variety and numbers will depend on the amount of open water and ice. We will also visit the bird feeding stations operated by the PFN at Beavermead park. Dress […]

Location : Unknown

03/05/2016 03/05/2016

Hooters of Amherst Island, Saturday 5th March 2016

Amherst Island, at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, west of Kingston, is known for its concentration of wintering owls. The owls and hawks are the top predators on the island and the hunters of the mice and voles in the grasslands of the island. The number and variety of overwintering birds varies from year […]

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Winter birds along the Otonabee River Saturday 27th February 2016

This half-day outing, led by Martin Parker, will focus on the waterfowl which over-winter on the open waters of the Otonabee River and Little Lake. The variety and numbers will depend on the amount of open water and ice. We will also visit the bird feeding stations operated by the PFN at Beavermead park. Dress […]

The Tree Committee of Urban Selwyn

Love Trees? Save the Date! Join the Tree Committee of Urban Selwyn to learn about the importance of protecting the urban trees of Bridgenorth, Lakefield and Woodland Acres. With speakers such as Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Office of Heath at PCCHU, Matthew Logan, local Professional Arborist, and Peter Wynnyczuk, President of P&A Urban Forestry. Have […]

Cross-Country Ski Day

Cross-Country Ski Day Sunday February 21 at 2 pm Camp Kawartha (main camp), 1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer Join us for the annual kids cross-country ski day!  This is a great opportunity for kids to try skiing for the first time (thank you to Camp Kawartha for loaning us their skis!).  If you have your own skis, please bring them. Please […]

Night Hike and Mini Film-Fest

Night Hike and Mini Film-Fest Saturday January 23 at 6:30 pm Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Road, Peterborough Bring the whole family for a winter night hike, guided by the light of the full moon. After hiking in the Trent Nature Areas, we will warm up with some hot chocolate and popcorn as we watch a […]

Hooters of Amherst Island, Saturday 5th March 2016

Amherst Island, at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, west of Kingston, is known for its concentration of wintering owls. The owls and hawks are the top predators on the island and the hunters of the mice and voles in the grasslands of the island. The number and variety of overwintering birds varies from year […]

Winter wildlife tracking outings January-March 2016

Once again this year PFN member and expert tracker Don McLeod will lead one or more outings during the months of January to March 2016 focusing on tracks and other wildlife sign. These outings will be scheduled when conditions permit. The place and time will be announced shortly before each outing by email. Any one interested in attending should send an […]

We were hacked. Apologies to our RSS subscribers

Greetings dear readers and PFN members. To those of you who subscribed to our RSS feed (yes, there still are a few of you who keep up to date using those feeds!) you may have noticed several blog spam posts today about stuff (garbage!) entirely unrelated to our club activities… we were hacked. The web administrator (me… […]

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75th Annual General Meeting: On The Labrador

AGM Date: January 22, 2016 5:30 pm Cost: $35/person Guest speaker: Arnold Zageris Arnold Zageris is a world renowned nature photographer. He has made sixteen expeditions to Northern Labrador at occasions since 1984 (occasionally alone), to document, through his words and photographs “…the harsh and stunning beauty of the Labrador landscape, and the strength of the […]

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Call For New Directors

The Nomination Committee Has Convened The PFN Nomination Committee is currently seeking new directors. Joining the Board is  great way to get involved, learn more about the club, and pick up some new skills. The only criteria to become a nominee is an up-to-date membership. Members in good standing can nominate another member, or YOU […]

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