The past, present and future of an urban watercourse Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 1:00PM Before the canal system tamed the rapids of the Otonabee River, its less tumultuous tributary, Jackson Creek, drove the paddle wheels that powered the mills of the growing town of Peterborough. Still flowing through the heart of the City, Jackson Creek [...]
by Jim Cashmore Along with the PFN Board, club members have become concerned about the Lily Lake Functional Planning Study which Peterborough City Council voted to receive last December. Drew Monkman wrote a feature article on the subject for the December 13th Peterborough Examiner. The study begins a process that may eventually see as many as 3,000 [...]
All are welcome to join us Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. Don McLeod is a new member of the Peterborough Field Naturalists and a recently retired Professor from Fleming College. Don will present a slideshow featuring bird tracks and sign from the Kawarthas. While mammal tracks are more frequently observed, being [...]
Colleen Murchison and Johanna Perz, MSc candidates at Trent University, have been studying shorebirds during the migratory and breeding seasons. Shorebirds are experiencing one of the fastest rates of decline of all bird groups. Most shorebirds depend on coastal habitat to rest and refuel during migration. Yet human development and activity are concentrated along the [...]
There are more ways than ever to keep up to date with club events and activities. Maybe receiving the paper copy of The Orchid in the mail each month puts a smile on your face. Maybe you like to scroll through the digital version that’s sent out by email. You may receive notices of blog [...]
Beginners and families welcome! Discover signs of spring like waterfowl mating displays. Otters, mink and red fox are also possible. This half day outing, led by Sean Smith, will focus on the waterfowl which overwinter on the open waters of the Otonabee River and Little Lake during the winter months. The variety and number of [...]
Come out for some snow-shoeing and animal tracking along with hot chocolate in the woods! Equipment will be supplied. Bring warm clothes and boots. Keep fingers crossed for snow!
Bring your skiis if you have them, but most sizes can be supplied at the camp unless you need very small ones. Come dresssed warmly and ready to hit the trails – if there’s no snow we will hit them anyway!
Join us for the PFN’s Annual General Meeting! 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. Tickets $30.00. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., supper starts at 6:00, meeting at 7:00, raffle at 7:30 and speaker beginning at [...]
Dr. Wade Davis Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer, National Geographic explorer-in-residence, Massey Lecturer is giving a lecture as a fundraiser event for the Kawartha World Issue center on Nov 23rd (Friday). The lecture, “Sacred Headwaters, the Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and the Noss” will begin at7:30 pm at PCVS, tickets are $20 each or $10 for the unwaged. Tickets Available [...]