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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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02/10/2015 02/10/2015

Don’t Miss this Talk on FLAP…Fatal Light Awareness Program

The Lakefield Horticultural Society is hosting a speaker from Paloma Plant who will discuss FLAP….The Fatal Light Awareness Program. FLAP was the first organization to address the issue of bird collisions with buildings, both tall and residential. Come and learn more about this huge problem, and how you, the homeowner can be part of the [...]

Location : Lakefield Marshland Centre

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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03/01/2015 03/01/2015

Junior Naturalists Ski Day, March 1st

An afternoon of Skiing and Snowshoeing Sunday, March 1st, 2:00 pm Camp Kawartha Main Site 1010 Birchview Road Douro-Dummer, ON Location: http://www.campkawartha.ca/contact-us/locations/birchview-road/ Interested in joining? Please contact Lara Griffin at 705-749-3639.

Location : Camp Kawartha Main Site

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

03/16/2015 03/16/2015

Ontario Nature AGM and A Day on the Grand May 23, 2015

Dreaming of being outdoors in warmer weather? Ontario Nature and rare Charitable Research Reserve invite you to our one-day event, A Day on the Grand to be held on May 23, 2015 at rare ECO Centre along the beautiful Grand River in Cambridge. This joint event is the perfect opportunity to connect with old friends [...]

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03/20/2015 03/20/2015

What is E-Bird? A Special PFN Workshop

March 20th, 7:00PM Camp Kawartha Environment Centre 2505 Pioneer Road, Trent University E-bird is a new way of maintaining one’s bird records and sharing them with birding and science community on-line. E-bird originated with the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University and in Canada is coordinated by Bird Studies Canada. One enters their sighting into [...]

Location : Camp K Environment Centre

03/22/2015 03/22/2015

Birding trip to Presqu’ile Provincial Park 22 March 2015

Join us for a full-day birding trip to Presqu’ile, led by Jerry Ball. Thousands of ducks, geese and swans use this resting spot on their spring migrations north. Bring a packed lunch, binoculars and a spotting scope, if you have one. We will meet at 8.00a.m. at the Country Style at the junction of Old [...]

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03/29/2015 03/29/2015

Birding trip to the shore of Lake Ontario Sunday 29 March 2015

Tony Bigg will lead a day of birding along the shore of Lake Ontario. The initial destination is Cobourg harbour then westward to Port Hope, Bond Head, Oshawa Second Marsh and Whitby. We can expect a good variety of birds, including waterfowl, gulls, and early arriving land birds. Bring a packed lunch, binoculars, and telescope [...]

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04/02/2015 - 04/04/2015 04/02/2015 - 04/04/2015

Volunteers Needed at the PFN booth at the Peterborough Garden Show

******The Peterborough Field Naturalists will have a booth and display at the annual Peterborough Garden Show. www.peterboroughgardenshow.com. AND YES we ARE looking for volunteers to take a 3 or 4 hour shift at the booth. We need 2 people for each shift. It is fun to meet and chat with folks who are interested in [...]

Location : Evinrude Centre, Peterborough

04/05/2015 04/05/2015

Sunday morning wildlife outing 5 April 2015

Join Jerry Ball for the first of our Sunday morning Spring outings. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am from where we will car pool to sites of local interest. Birds will be the main focus of attention, but all sorts of other interesting species may be encountered along the way. Bring binoculars, dress [...]

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04/08/2015 04/08/2015

Monthly Meeting: Ecology and Evolution of Typha Hybrids

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.

Location : Peterborough Public Library

04/12/2015 04/12/2015

Sunday morning wildlife walk 12th April 2015

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.

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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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04/19/2015 04/19/2015

Sunday morning wildlife walk 19th April 2015

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.

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04/22/2015 04/22/2015

Night of Salamanders and Frogs Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Join this special evening trip to look for migrating salamanders as they are moving to their breeding pools.  This inventory event will be at the Ingleton-Wells property of the Kawartha Land Trust (KLT).  The event will commence with the checking of pools for egg masses of Spotted Salamanders.  We will then record the frog species [...]

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04/26/2015 04/26/2015

Sunday morning wildlife walk 26th April 2015

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.

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05/02/2015 05/02/2015

Spring flowers of Lady Eaton Drumlin Saturday 2nd May

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.

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05/02/2015 05/02/2015

Dusk Wildlife Walk Saturday 2nd May 2015

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 [...]

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05/18/2015 05/18/2015

The 75th Anniversary of the Peterborough Field Naturalists

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) [...]

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05/31/2015 05/31/2015

Carden Plain Important Bird Area (IBA) 31 May 2015

An all-day visit to the Carden Plain, an unusual alvar habitat that is home to an abundance of rare grassland bird species, butterflies and plants. Jerry Ball will guide us through this globally rare habitat is only 65km from Peterborough. The trip offers the chance of seeing such birds as the Loggerhead Shrike, Golden-winged Warbler, [...]

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06/10/2015 06/10/2015

Monthly Meeting: Forest Gene Conservation

Please come out and join us on Wednesday June 10th  at 7:30 p.m.   It will be the last indoor meeting until September, so don’t miss it!  Barb Boyson from the MNRF’s Gene Conservation Association will be speaking about forest gene conservation in southern Ontario.  

Location : 344 Aylmer St. N. Peterborough, ON

06/20/2015 06/20/2015

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 [...]

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The 75th Anniversary of the Peterborough Field Naturalists

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) [...]

Monthly Meeting: Forest Gene Conservation

Please come out and join us on Wednesday June 10th  at 7:30 p.m.   It will be the last indoor meeting until September, so don’t miss it!  Barb Boyson from the MNRF’s Gene Conservation Association will be speaking about forest gene conservation in southern Ontario.  

Spring flowers of Lady Eaton Drumlin Saturday 2nd May

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.

Sunday morning wildlife walk 26th April 2015

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.

Sunday morning wildlife walk 19th April 2015

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.

Sunday morning wildlife walk 12th April 2015

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.

Monthly Meeting: Ecology and Evolution of Typha Hybrids

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.

Dusk Wildlife Walk Saturday 2nd May 2015

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 [...]

Night of Salamanders and Frogs Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Join this special evening trip to look for migrating salamanders as they are moving to their breeding pools.  This inventory event will be at the Ingleton-Wells property of the Kawartha Land Trust (KLT).  The event will commence with the checking of pools for egg masses of Spotted Salamanders.  We will then record the frog species [...]

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Ontario Nature AGM and A Day on the Grand May 23, 2015

Dreaming of being outdoors in warmer weather? Ontario Nature and rare Charitable Research Reserve invite you to our one-day event, A Day on the Grand to be held on May 23, 2015 at rare ECO Centre along the beautiful Grand River in Cambridge. This joint event is the perfect opportunity to connect with old friends [...]

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