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 [...]
All are welcome to join us Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. Josh Feltham, a professor at Fleming College, will give a talk on snakes. Ontario is a relatively benign wilderness for herpetologists. Our lone venomous snake, the Massasauga Rattlesnake, is docile and shy with small fangs that don’t really [...]
All are welcome to join Wednesday, April 10, 2013, us in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. Hawaii is famous for its lush forests and active volcanos. These islands first started forming around 4 million years ago, resulting in an incredibly diverse and specialized avifauna, including the Hawaiian Honeycreepers. More recently the Hawaiian endemics are facing pressures [...]
Join local author and Examiner columnist Drew Monkman for a “trip through the year” highlighting the main events happening in nature each month in the Kawarthas. Drew will also highlight species at risk, a few newcomers to our area and some of the potential impacts of climate change.
The December member’s’ slideshow is an annual PFN tradition. Have some photos from a trip, natural event, or wildlife encounter that you’d like to “show and tell”? Contact Gina (gina.varrin at gmail.com, 705-761-7787).
All are welcome to join us Wednesday, November 14th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. Did you know that 2011-2012 has been declared the Year of the Bat? Paul Elliot will discuss some of the threats that are leading to declines in bat populations, including the latest research on the devastating [...]
All are welcome to join us Wednesday, October 10th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. PFN members will share stories and photos from a trip to Africa this past spring. First they will discuss various habitats they visited in northwest Tanzania and west-central Kenya. Second they will tell the group about the [...]
All are welcome to join us Wednesday, Sept 12th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. The Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre has been growing steadily since it first opened its doors in 2002. Kate Siena, Development Coordinator at the KTTC, will share with the group some of the successes of the last [...]
Monthly Meeting: Lake trout past, present and future: prospects and adaptive potential for an Ice Age species in a warming world
All are welcome to join us Wednesday, May 9th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. The previously advertised bat talk has been postponed (an autumn date will be posted in the Orchid and on the website). Instead we will be hearing about recent and on-going lake trout research from Dr. Chris [...]