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 [...]
A Talk by Jon Young Friday, November 9th – 7 pm Wenjack Theatre, Trent University Trent Students – Free Community Members – $10.00 Join Jon Young, globally recognized leader in the movement of nature connection and community development, for an inspiring talk at Trent University! As a naturalist, mentor, author and storyteller, Jon has dedicated [...]
I have always thought to myself that someday I would love to go to Africa. While I enjoy the impressive biodiversity in my naturalized backyard, the experience of seeing Africa’s species richness and natural wonders must be truly awesome. After watching this Wednesday’s monthly meeting slide show presentation, I am hoping for that “someday” to [...]
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.
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, 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 [...]
Interested in footprints, scat and signs of feeding? Following a very successful outing last year, Craig Brant of Camp Kawartha has kindly agreed to lead another tracking workshop. Meet at the Environment Centre on Pioneer Road at 9am. Dress appropriately for the weather and for walking through snow (if we have any). Accompanied children are [...]
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 [...]
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.