Upcoming events in November

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03/02/2014 03/02/2014

The Hooters of Amherst Island, Sunday 2 March 2014, 6.45a.m.

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

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03/12/2014 03/12/2014

Monthly Meeting: Ontario’s IBA program: Critical Sites for Birds and Biodiversity

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 12, for a presentation by Mike Burrell of BIrd Studies Canada. The Important Bird Areas Program is a global initiative to identify, monitor, and conserve the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity. Using [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

03/23/2014 03/23/2014

Waterfowl at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, Sunday 23 March, 8.00a.m.

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 the Country Style at the junction of Old Keene Road [...]

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03/30/2014 03/30/2014

Birds of the Lakeshore 30 March 2014

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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04/06/2014 04/06/2014

Sunday Morning Wildlife Walk 6 April 2014

Join Jerry Ball for the first of our Sunday morning spring wildlife outings. Meet at the parking lot of Peterborough Zoo at 8.am from where we will car pool to local sites of interest. The outing will last around 3 hours. Bring binoculars, suitable clothing and a contribution towards gas costs. All levels of expertise [...]

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04/10/2014 04/10/2014

Monthly Meeting – Koalas, Kangaroos and Kookaburras: Adventures in the South East of Australia

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 10. **Note the change to Thursday night due to another booking at Library. Paul Elliott shares stories of wildlife encounters while exploring the Dandanong Ranges and the coast of Victoria and New South Wales during [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library Auditorium

04/13/2014 04/13/2014

Sunday Morning Wildlife Walk 13 April 2014

Join ornithologist Erica Nol for an outing exploring some of our local habitats. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street for an 8.00a.m. departure. Bring binoculars and a contribution to car pooling gas. The outing will last around 3 hours.

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04/20/2014 04/20/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 20 April 2014

Join Tony Bigg for this week’s outing to explore local habitats and look out for spring migrants. Meet up at Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street at 8.00a.m. from where we will car pool to sites determined on the day. The outing will last approximately 3 hours. Remember your binoculars and a small contribution [...]

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04/26/2014 04/26/2014

Frogs sing and woodcocks dance 26 April 2014

Join Martin Parker in this evening outing to listen to the spring chorus of frogs and watch  the dance of courting woodcocks. The frog chorus will be dominated by Spring Peepers. We will also be listening for Chorus Frogs, Northern Leopard Frogs, and Wood Frogs. The American Woodcock has an elaborate courtship display which consists of [...]

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04/27/2014 04/27/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 27 April 2014

Join our president, Martin Parker for this week’s spring outing exploring various local habitats looking for recent arrivals and those species migrating further north. Join Martin at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. from where we will car pool. Do not forget to bring binoculars and be ready to make a small donation to carpooling gas [...]

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05/03/2014 05/03/2014

Old Growth Forest in Jackson Park? Exploring Treasured Trees, Transitions, and Terminology

What makes a heritage tree? How does geology influence forest ecology? How old is old growth? Walk Leaders: Chris Gooderham, John Etches Meeting Place: Playground in Jackson Park Meet at the playground under the tall white pines of Jackson Park, top of Monaghan Rd. Saturday, May 3rd, 9AM Read walk on Jane’s Walk website: http://www.janeswalk.org/canada/peterborough/ [...]

Location : Jackson Park

05/04/2014 05/04/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 4 May 2014

Join Drew Monkman for an outing to local habitats to spot migrating birds and spring flowers. As usual we will start out from the parking lot of Peterborough Zoo at 8.00a.m. for an outing that will last about 3 hours. Bring binoculars and a small contribution towards car pooling gas costs.

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05/11/2014 05/11/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 11 May 2014

Get out and about with our president, Martin Parker, as he seeks out interesting sightings in the Peterborough area. Spring is a great time to spot migrating birds and spring flowers.   A car pool convoy will leave the Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. to local destinations confirmed on the day. Don’t forget your [...]

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05/14/2014 05/14/2014

Monthly Meeting: Understanding the Eastern Wolf

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 14. The talk will focus on the relationship among wolves and coyotes in North America and examine the future of wolf conservation in Ontario. Linda Rutledge received her PhD in Environmental and Life Sciences at [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library Auditorium

05/17/2014 05/17/2014

Joint outing with the New Canadians Centre 17 May 2014

Can you help people who are new to Canada become familiar with local nature: Spring flowers, birds, tracks and signs. In a joint venture with the New Canadians Centre, families of new Canadians have been invited to explore local habitats with the help of PFN members. We will meet at the junction of Armour Road and Nassau [...]

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05/18/2014 05/18/2014

Sunday morning wildlife walk 18 May 2014

Jerry Ball is once again our leader on this outing to spot species of interest in local habitats. The outing will last around 3 hours and will visit a number of sites around Peterborough. Its an 8.00a.m. start from Peterborough Zoo parking lot. You will need binoculars and should be ready to make a small [...]

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05/25/2014 05/25/2014

Spring wildlife walk 25 May 2014

Tony Bigg leads the final walk in our series of Sunday morning outings this spring.   Join Tony at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot for an 8.00a.m. start. We will car pool to local sites of interest. Bring binoculars and a small contribution to gas costs.

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06/01/2014 06/01/2014

Junior Naturalists — Butterfly Waystation with ORCA

UPDATE NOTICE: Change of event location from the Orchid article Now meeting at the Frizbee Golf Course Parking Lot on Water Street at University Heights Blvd (north of Riverdale Park and Zoo… see map below!) Meeting Time remains: 1:30PM Planting a Butterfly Waystation, with ORCA Sunday, June 1st, 2014 1:30 to 3:00 pm Meet at Riverdale [...]

Location : Frizbee Golf Course Parking Lot, just North of Zoo

06/01/2014 06/01/2014

Carden Plain Important Bird Area (IBA) 1 June 2014

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-wing warbler, [...]

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06/11/2014 06/11/2014

An Introduction to the Native and Wild Bees of Ontario

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, June 11, for a presentation by Susan Chan, manager of the Native Pollinators Program at Farms at Work and the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee Project. This presentation will give an overview of the native bees found in Ontario, [...]

Location : Peterborough Public Library

06/21/2014 06/21/2014

Butterflies and Birds of Ingleton-Wells, Kawartha Land Trust Property, 21st June 2014

This outing will be to the Ingleton-Wells property of the Kawartha Land Trust, inland from the north shore of Stony Lake. The purpose of the outing is to acquaint PFN members with this protected area and to determine what animals are present. There will be a special emphasis on the butterflies found in the open [...]

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07/05/2014 07/05/2014

Breeding Birds and Herpetofauna of Harper Park, Peterborough, 5th July 2014

Harper Park is a natural area in the southwestern corner of the City of Peterborough. This outing will be an opportunity to discover the breeding birds, reptiles and amphibians present in this island of green. The leaders will be Martin Parker and Mathew Toby. At the end of the outing a summary of the species [...]

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07/10/2014 07/10/2014

Nature’s Nocturnes Family Fun Evening 10 July 2014

This event at the Peterborough Ecology Park may be of interest to PFN members: Join us from 6:30- 8:00pm, on Thursday July 10th at GreenUP Ecology Park (1899 Ashburham Dr. – next to the PUC building) to learn how YOU can help protect heirloom seeds and pollinators just by planting a few species of plants around [...]

Location : Ecology Park, Ashburnam Drive, Peterborough

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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Nature’s Nocturnes Family Fun Evening 10 July 2014

This event at the Peterborough Ecology Park may be of interest to PFN members: Join us from 6:30- 8:00pm, on Thursday July 10th at GreenUP Ecology Park (1899 Ashburham Dr. – next to the PUC building) to learn how YOU can help protect heirloom seeds and pollinators just by planting a few species of plants around [...]

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Breeding Birds and Herpetofauna of Harper Park, Peterborough, 5th July 2014

Harper Park is a natural area in the southwestern corner of the City of Peterborough. This outing will be an opportunity to discover the breeding birds, reptiles and amphibians present in this island of green. The leaders will be Martin Parker and Mathew Toby. At the end of the outing a summary of the species [...]

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Butterflies and Birds of Ingleton-Wells, Kawartha Land Trust Property, 21st June 2014

This outing will be to the Ingleton-Wells property of the Kawartha Land Trust, inland from the north shore of Stony Lake. The purpose of the outing is to acquaint PFN members with this protected area and to determine what animals are present. There will be a special emphasis on the butterflies found in the open [...]

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Junior Naturalists — Butterfly Waystation with ORCA

UPDATE NOTICE: Change of event location from the Orchid article Now meeting at the Frizbee Golf Course Parking Lot on Water Street at University Heights Blvd (north of Riverdale Park and Zoo… see map below!) Meeting Time remains: 1:30PM Planting a Butterfly Waystation, with ORCA Sunday, June 1st, 2014 1:30 to 3:00 pm Meet at Riverdale [...]

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BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKET $2.00

Raffle Tickets on Sale Draw date: June 11th Here’s why you should buy your tickets now (only $2.00): For a chance to win a beautiful limited edition framed print titled, ‘Amid the Trilliums,’ by Joan Tovey. The original painting was chosen for the cover of the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival catalogue. Proceeds of the raffle [...]

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PFN joins 7 Days of Green

7 Days of Green, June 1st to June 7th An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough and local green partners, 7 Days of Green aims to increase Peterborough’s creative dialogue about local green initiatives while building awareness around green living and giving. We’re really excited to be a part of this initiative, and [...]

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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.

Ontario Nature News

The Lake Ontario North Regional Meeting took place on May 4th at Sheppard’s Bush in Aurora.  Ted & Marion Vale and Lynn Smith attended on behalf of the PFN. Highlights: All attendees made local activity reports.  We reported on the Parkway Issue and the unusual influx of winter waterfowl on the Otonabee River. Many members [...]

Spend a Day at a Bird/Nature Festival

Several Nature Clubs in the region are hosting their own Festivals with lots of activities for families.  Mark the dates on your calendar and enjoy ‘connecting with nature!’ 31 MAY 2014: Friends of Second Marsh is hosting “Feathered Friends Festival” in celebration of the return of migratory birds. Full details     http://secondmarsh.outdoorontario.ca/Get_Involved.html 7 & 8 JUNE [...]

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