The Peterborough Field Naturalists (PFN) is a registered charity and active club in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. We meet at 7:30pm the second Wednesday of the month Sept-Dec and Feb-June at the Camp Kawartha Environment Center at Trent University. We welcome all to join us at these events.
Each year our hard working volunteers distribute 8 issues of our monthly bulletin to members. The Orchid is full of excellent articles that can help keep you connected to nature in Peterborough.
Each Year in addition to our monthly meetings the Peterborough Field Naturalists offer dozens of events to members and the public to explore nature in our community. Find out what is coming up next!
Kermit’s Friends and Timber-doodles! Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Tim Horton’s in Canadian Tire/Sobey’s Plaza, Lansdowne St. West The dusk air of the spring carries the mating songs of various species of frogs and the sky dance of the American Woodcock or Timber-doodle. Join Martin Parker for a 2 hour outing to listen…Read More
Mergansers and Friends on Rice Lake, Sunday, March 29, 2020 10 a.m. in Coffee Time at Lansdowne (Hwy 7) and Old Keene Road This trip to look for spring migrants, primarily waterfowl will visit various access points on the north shore of Rice Lake between Keene and Hastings. We will be looking for areas of…Read More
Hooters of Amherst Island, Saturday, March 7, 2020 This is the PFN’s bi-annual outing to Amherst Island in the eastern end of Lake Ontario near Kingston. We will cross to the island on the ferry and visit various locations to look for wintering owls and the other hawks and eagles which will also be present. …Read More
Sunday, March 1, 2020, 1:00 p.m. With the lengthening days in March and hours of sunlight the spring migration is underway. This afternoon trip will visit various locations along the Otonabee River to discover the returning waterfowl. It is anticipated there will be Common Goldeneyes and Bufflehead doing their spring courtship rituals. Common Merganser, with…Read More
UPDATE: This event was originally scheduled for December 14, but it was postponed due to freezing rain. So this February “Christmas” bird count has a very lenient definition of Christmas. 🙂 Learn how to look for birds! Snacks, prizes, and special entertainment. Outdoor hike to count birds (dress warmly) followed by indoor activities. RSVP (below) and…Read More
Speaker: Erin Koen, Research Scientist for the Landscape Team at the Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section of the MNRF. Wild Pigs are in Ontario. They can be destructive to wild habitat and crops. This introduced species is difficult to control through traditional management tools such as recreational hunting. We will learn where wild pigs have…Read More
February 2, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 Meet at the Riverdale Park and Zoo or 10:00 a.m. or at the Welcome Trailer at Kawartha Nordic Ski Club Peterborough Field Naturalist members have been invited to enjoy a walk with Kawartha Nordic Ski Club members on their snowshoe trails. Our leader, Drew Monkman, naturalist and author…Read More
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE* *Online ticket purchases include a $2.50 Surcharge. Keep up-to-date on PFN business, elect the next executive, enter the raffle for prizes, enjoy a delicious meal and stay for an entertaining presentation! The speaker will be Noel Alfonso, Ichthyologist in the Research Services Division of the Canadian Museum of Nature. The title of…Read More