Upcoming events in November

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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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09/10/2014 09/10/2014

Monthly Meeting: Prince Edward County Coyote Study Preliminary Findings

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, September 10, for a presentation by Tyler Wheeldon, phD candidate at Trent University. Light refreshments will be available for a donation, and please lug-a-mug to help us reduce use of disposable cups.

Location : Peterborough Public Library

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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10/05/2014 10/05/2014

Wildlife walk, Sunday 5th October 2014

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.

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10/08/2014 10/08/2014

Monthly Meeting: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ontario

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 8, for a presentation by Colin Jones of the Natural Heritage Information Centre at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Dragonflies and damselflies are beautiful and truly fascinating creatures! From the Ebony Jewelwing to [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

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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10/19/2014 10/19/2014

Wildlife walk. Sunday 19th October

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.

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11/02/2014 11/02/2014

Birding at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, 2 November 2014

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 8am at the Country Style at the junction of [...]

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11/12/2014 11/12/2014

Monthly Meeting

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 [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

11/30/2014 11/30/2014

Wave riders of Rice Lake , Sunday 30 November 2014

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 [...]

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12/06/2014 12/06/2014

Gathering of Gulls 6th December 2014

The Niagara River in the late fall hosts more species of gulls than any other location in the world.  On a good day up to twelve species can be found.  In addition to the gulls there are a host of other water birds – swans, ducks, loons, etc.  The southern location of Niagara also results [...]

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12/10/2014 12/10/2014

PFN Monthly Meeting/ Dec 10th: Members Slide Night

Our December regular meeting is a Members Slide Show tradition!  We will once again be asking members to come with nature-related presentations and/or stories to share with fellow club members.  In the holiday tradition, you’re most welcome to bring along some holiday baking to enhance the festivities. Note:  if you are interested in making an informal slide [...]

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12/27/2014 12/27/2014

Petroglyphs 29th Annual Bird Count, Saturday 27th December 2014

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 [...]

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01/01/2015 01/01/2015

New Year’s Day Birding – Thursday, January 1, 2015

PFN member and Ontario Field Ornithologists’ (OFO) trips coordinator, Dave Milsom, extends an invitation to join the annual OFO outing in the Peterborough area in search of winter birds. Species being sought are owls, hawks, ducks, Bohemian Waxwings and winter finches. Its a great way to start your birding year. Meet at the Parking Lot [...]

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01/08/2015 01/08/2015

Winter wildlife tracking outings

Are you interested in observing wildlife tracks and sign near Peterborough? Don McLeod will lead one or more outings during the months of January to March of 2015 which will focus on tracks and other wildlife sign. These outings will be scheduled when conditions permit, with details on place and time being announced later by [...]

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01/23/2015 01/23/2015

74th Annual General Meeting: The Beginning of Our 75th Year

Join us for the PFN’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the McDonnel Street Activity Centre. Keep up to date on club business, elect the next executive, enter the raffle for fabulous prizes, enjoy a delicious meal, and stay for an entertaining presentation! Doors open at 5:30 pm Dinner starts at 6:00 pm [...]

Location : McDonnel St. Activity Centre

01/31/2015 - 02/01/2015 01/31/2015 - 02/01/2015

Trent University Bioblitz, January 31 to February 1st 2015

You’ve probably heard that the Emerald Ash Borer, a devastating forest pest, has arrived in Peterborough. This could have a significant impact on all ash trees on the Trent campus. The first step in managing this threat is to establish the number and location of ash trees on Trent’s extensive and beautiful campus. We’re looking [...]

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02/11/2015 02/11/2015

Monthly Meeting: The American Kestrel

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 11. This talk will focus on the life history and current status of American kestrels in North America including current research about declines and responses to environmental change. Overall topics will include the annual cycle [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

02/21/2015 02/21/2015

Winter Birds Along the Otonabee, 21st February 2015

This half day outing, led by Martin Parker, will introduce participants to the water birds which are overwintering on the open waters of the Otonabee River and Little Lake this winter. The variety and number of birds depends on the amount of open water and ice. The outing will also visit the bird feeding stations [...]

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03/11/2015 03/11/2015

Monthly Meeting: Ontario’s Spiders

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 11. Tom Mason, retired curator of invertebrates at the Toronto Zoo, will present a talk about the spiders of this province. Tom is one of Ontario’s leading authorities on spiders, and is helping to document [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

04/18/2015 04/18/2015

Kermit ‘s Friends and Timber-Doodles! 18 April 2015

The dusk air of the spring carries the mating songs of various species of frogs and the sky dance of the American Woodcock or Timber-doodle.  Join Martin Parker for a 2 hour outing listening to and distinguishing between the different species of calling frogs and toads of our region and listen to the courtship flights [...]

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05/18/2015 05/18/2015

75th Anniversary Celebration

The Peterborough Field Naturalists will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on Monday May 18, 2015.  A variety of events are being planned for this occasion at Camp Kawartha, including nature walks, displays, and luncheon.

Location : Camp Kawartha, Clear Lake

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Many thanks to ALL OF YOU!

Our Bucket Draw & Silent Auction at the 2015 AGM were a success, thanks to YOU, the many people who kindly donated items and to the many people who enthusiastically ‘went shopping’ at the Table. Our kind donators included: AGAIN THANK YOU!              

Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park 20th June 2015

Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park protects over 37,000 hectares of the southern edge of the Canadian Shield, including many significant species and habitats. Rock Barrens are a unique ecosystem that occur throughout this provincial park, located just 45 minutes north of Peterborough. Characterized by exposed granitic bedrock and stunted trees and shrubs, these areas have [...]

Kermit ‘s Friends and Timber-Doodles! 18 April 2015

The dusk air of the spring carries the mating songs of various species of frogs and the sky dance of the American Woodcock or Timber-doodle.  Join Martin Parker for a 2 hour outing listening to and distinguishing between the different species of calling frogs and toads of our region and listen to the courtship flights [...]

Trent University Bioblitz, January 31 to February 1st 2015

You’ve probably heard that the Emerald Ash Borer, a devastating forest pest, has arrived in Peterborough. This could have a significant impact on all ash trees on the Trent campus. The first step in managing this threat is to establish the number and location of ash trees on Trent’s extensive and beautiful campus. We’re looking [...]

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Monthly Meeting: Ontario’s Spiders

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 11. Tom Mason, retired curator of invertebrates at the Toronto Zoo, will present a talk about the spiders of this province. Tom is one of Ontario’s leading authorities on spiders, and is helping to document [...]

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Monthly Meeting: The American Kestrel

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 11. This talk will focus on the life history and current status of American kestrels in North America including current research about declines and responses to environmental change. Overall topics will include the annual cycle [...]

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View the Orchid Online

The latest Orchid is published online. In case you’ve lost your hard copy already, you can read the digital version. Just head over to the Orchid page to download the month of your choosing. Happy reading!      

Winter wildlife tracking outings

Are you interested in observing wildlife tracks and sign near Peterborough? Don McLeod will lead one or more outings during the months of January to March of 2015 which will focus on tracks and other wildlife sign. These outings will be scheduled when conditions permit, with details on place and time being announced later by [...]

74th Annual General Meeting: The Beginning of Our 75th Year

Join us for the PFN’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the McDonnel Street Activity Centre. Keep up to date on club business, elect the next executive, enter the raffle for fabulous prizes, enjoy a delicious meal, and stay for an entertaining presentation! Doors open at 5:30 pm Dinner starts at 6:00 pm [...]

New Year’s Day Birding – Thursday, January 1, 2015

PFN member and Ontario Field Ornithologists’ (OFO) trips coordinator, Dave Milsom, extends an invitation to join the annual OFO outing in the Peterborough area in search of winter birds. Species being sought are owls, hawks, ducks, Bohemian Waxwings and winter finches. Its a great way to start your birding year. Meet at the Parking Lot [...]