All are welcome to join us Wednesday, June 13th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. The Pribilof Islands, sometimes called the ‘Galapagos of the North’, are tiny volcanic islands in the middle of the Bering Sea. This remote archipelago is home to almost a million northern fur seals (males are referred [...]
The Peterborough Field Naturalists will be participating in the Annual Family Nature Discovery Day being hosted by the Peterborough County Stewardship Council on Monday February 20 (10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) All events will be at Fleming College, Brealey Campus, 599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough. This free event will include presentations for adults and children. In [...]
PFN will have a booth (and books for sale!) at this year’s Seedy Sunday. Seedy Sunday is a great place to get inspired for Spring. Come out and get the knowledge, tools and resources you need to get growing this season. There will be vendors selling a huge variety of heirloom seeds, local community offering [...]
All are welcome to join us Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. Kelly Boadway spent 4 summers on a small, remote island in the High Arctic of Nunavut studying Arctic tern breeding biology and diet. She will be telling us about her research, complete with anecdotes about hosting [...]
All are welcome to join us Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. Ken Towle will give us an introduction to the ecosystems and wildlife of tropical Mexico, including a discussion of traditional uses, conservation concerns such as tourism, and some of the conservation and restoration work that has [...]
All are welcome to join us Wednesday, February 8th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. Kaitlin Breton-Honeyman and Jennie Knopp, PhD candidates at Trent University, have been studying beluga and arctic char ecology in the Canadian Arctic using a mixed methods approach. This approach draws on both biological science and Indigenous knowledge [...]
Have you traveled somewhere recently? Taken any greats photos that you would like to share with PFN members? Come on out to our annual slide show by PFN members!
A research biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Mark will discuss a variety of research and restoration projects. First he will talk about opportunities for establishing native ecosystems back onto pit and quarry sites after aggregate extraction is finished. He has also been involved with the restoration of Wainfleet Bog and will talk about [...]
John McFeeters will take us through a discussion about the cycle of antler growth. Other areas to be touched upon include: the purpose of antlers, composition and coloration, the difference between antlers and horns, causes of deformations in antlers, and the purpose of antler research.
Road ecology examines the interactions of roads with the environment, most noticeably ‘Road-Kill’. Kari Gunson – Peterborough’s only specialized road ecologist – will share her 12 years of road ecology experience gained from her travels and work through-out North America and Europe. Kari will start with her six years of research in western North America [...]