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Discover what we have to offer and support environmental education and conservation in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Join the Peterborough Field Naturalists by signing up for an annual membership today.

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Atmospheric CO2

Are atmospheric CO2 levels stabilizing? Weekly means for atmospheric CO2 originate from the NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory. Check it out, along with other Citizen Science resources.

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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.

Upcoming Events

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.

Junior Naturalists

We offer events geared towards kids aged 5-12 on a regular basis. Run by environmental educators from Peterborough. Come out and try an event to see if you'd like to join!

Upcoming Events

Gathering of Waterfowl at Presqu’ile – Members Only

For decades, the PFN has conducted a late March or early April outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park to view the concentrations of waterfowl which gather on the waters of Presqu’ile Bay. This year…

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Returning Waterfowl on the Otonabee – Members Only

With the increasing sunlight hours in March, the spring migration is underway. This afternoon trip will visit various locations along the Otonabee River between Peterborough and Lakefield to discover the…

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PFN Annual General Meeting

Stay tuned for further details which will be released on the website, social media, and the March Orchid.

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Name That Tree! – Members Only

Start the new year off in nature, and join Trent environmental students Joel, Sam, Dawson, and Jennifer on a walk at the Fleming College trails! Bundle up and enjoy the…

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PFN Monthly Meeting: Keeping Kawartha Wild

In this presentation, Prof. Thom Luloff will highlight current work being done at Kawartha Wildlife Centre, and other groups to help wildlife in need in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. The…

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PFN Monthly Meeting: ALUS Peterborough

Farmers provide so much for our communities; from food and fiber to equipment, experience, and knowledge, the list goes on. As natural stewards, farmers also have a strong relationship with…

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The Miniature World of Lichens – Members Only

For such fascinating and beautiful organisms, lichens are incredibly overlooked. Most mature trees right outside your door will have several species on the bark. Try taking a photo with your…

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Peterborough Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 19 – all day The Peterborough Christmas Bird Count (CBC), now in its 70th year, is the longest-running wildlife survey in Peterborough County. The Peterborough CBC participants cover an area contained…

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PFN Meeting: Slideshow Night

It’s getting close to that time of the year again! Our second, onlinemembers slideshow night builds on a long and enjoyable annual PFN tradition and we’re looking for presenters. This…

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Wave Riders of Rice Lake – Members Only

Join Martin Parker for this traditional late November afternoon exploration of sites along the northwestern shore of Rice Lake. We will be looking for the later migrating ducks and other…

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