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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]