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Strategic Plan

Strength, Stability and Succession

Celebrating a rich history as an active club since 1940, the Peterborough Field Naturalists have embarked on a process to develop a strategic plan. Our plan will build on previous successes and determine a vision and our priorities for the future.

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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. Monthly meetings are held from September to June with interesting topics and speakers.

Read The Orchid

Each year our hard working volunteers distribute 9 issues of our monthly newsletter to members. The Orchid is full of articles, photos and event news that can help keep you connected to nature in Peterborough.

Upcoming Events

Outings are held throughout the year and are “open to non-members”. Pre-registration is required and details sent to those who register. Topics include birding, wildflowers, ferns, tracking, lichens, reptiles and amphibians.

Junior Naturalists

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!

Upcoming Events

Nature By Bike Group Ride

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July 20 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This is a collaboration ride with the local community bike shop, B!KE. Join B!KE and PFN on a casual ride up the…

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An After Dark Exploration of Jackson Park

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August 10 @ 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Paul Elliott will host an evening outing at Jackson Park. Participants will use ultra-sonic detectors to find and listen to bats, an…

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Searching for the Subtle and the Secretive

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August 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

By mid-August, the loss of summer’s vibrancy has begun. Yet the sun still feels warm on the skin, the background hum of…

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Birding the Rotary-Greenway Trail

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August 24 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join co-leaders Stewart MacDonald and Ben Taylor as we traverse south along th Rotary Greenway Trail searching for late summer migrants and…

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Presqu’ile Shorebirds and Butterflies

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September 6 @ 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate World Shorebird Day by joining fellow PFN members for an outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park. Outing leaders Don McLeod and Colleen…

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Monthly Meeting: Migratory Fish and Brook Trout

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September 12 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Nick Jones’s presentation will cover two separate fishery studies: “How Resource Subsidies from Migrating Fishes Increase Stream Productivity” and “Past and Present…

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