The Peterborough Field Naturalists (PFN) is a registered charity and active club in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. We are currently holding Zoom meetings each month with intriguing topics and speakers. These are members - only events and we send an email out each month with details. Sign up to be a member now, don't miss out!
Read the Orchid
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.
Due to Covid 19, we will require registration and will limit the number of participants. As a result, outings will be for members only until further notice.
We offer events geared towards kids aged 5-12. Events are led by PFN members and individuals from Peterborough community organizations. Come out and try an event to see if you'd like to join!
PFN Monthly Meeting: “Living on the Edge: Wildlife & Change in the Hudson Bay Lowlands “ presented by Dr. Glen Brown
Details about the September meeting will be in the August/September Orchid and will be posted on the PFN website. Thursday, Sept. 14 Hybrid meetingRead More
Presqu’ile Shorebirds and Butterflies
Celebrate World Shorebird Day by joining fellow PFN members for an outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park. Outing leaders Don McLeod and Colleen Lynch will guide the group in observing shorebirds…Read More
Birding Hotspot – Otonabee Gravel Pits
Steve Paul will lead a mid-summer tour of the Otonabee Gravel Pits. This site is a former gravel pit that is managed by Otonabee Conservation and it is one of…Read More
Ferns of Silent Lake
Most people pay little attention to the ferns growing along ahiking trail. These beautiful green plants, primarily of the forest,give one a feeling of cool freshness. Ferns grow in abundancealong…Read More
Canoe/Kayak from Squirrel Creek Conservation Area
Join Patrick Kramer for a paddle along a beautiful section of the Otonabee River. There is a big concentration of wild space between Whitfield Landing and Squirrel Creek CA,including undevelopable…Read More
Butterflies Along the Lang- Hastings Trail
This outing is an introduction to butterfly watching along a section of the Lang-Hastings trail near Hastings. The focus will be on learning how to distinguish between the different species…Read More
2023 Report Cards on Watershed Health and Climate Change
This presentation will highlight the 2023 Otonabee Region Watershed Report Card, and Climate ChangeReport Card, along with examples of the efforts of Otonabee Conservation and partners to enhance thehealth of…Read More
Birds, Butterflies and Botany – Carden Plain
Join us for an all-day visit to the wonderful Carden Plain. This is an unusual alvar habitat that is home to an abundance of rare grassland bird species, butterflies and…Read More
Chimney Swift Roost Watches
PFN members are invited to see Chimney Swifts gather, circle and then dive into their roost as part of Birds Canada’s annual monitoring of their numbers. The outing takes place…Read More