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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.

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 have cancelled outings until at least mid-February. At that time we will consider resuming but we will require registration and will limit the numbers attending. 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

Miller Creek and Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield (BEL) Rotary Trail – Members Only

Spring migration is underway, and these are two prime locations for birders. The trails travel through several different habitats which are ideal for variety. You should also be hearing calling…

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Kermit’s Friends and Timber-doodles! – Members Only

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 and Karina…

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Mergansers and Friends on Rice Lake – Members Only

On this trip, we will look for spring migrants – primarily waterfowl – and wewill visit various access points on the north shore of Rice Lake, between Keene and Hastings.…

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Back in the Ecosystem, Trumpeter Swans in Ontario – Members Only

Donna Lewis has been working at Adena Springs North as the Swan Keepersince 2005. Not originally hired as such it was an interestinglearning curve. The Trumpeter swans are now a…

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A Walk in the Cavan Countryside – Members Only

Come enjoy a late winter walk on the property of Lynn and Larry Smith. There are paths travelling through different habitats of woods, fields, and a marsh. Depending on the…

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Returning Waterfowl on the Otonabee – Members Only

With the increasing hours of sunlight and lengthening days in March, the spring migration is underway. This trip will visit various locationsalong the Otonabee River from Little Lake to Lakefield…

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Monthly Meeting: Using Herbicides in Restoration of Native Plant Biodiversity – Members Only

Guest speaker: Verena Sesin, Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental and Life Sciences program at Trent University in Peterborough. Verena is originally from Germany, where she completed her B.A. in Science…

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PFN Annual General Meeting

Virtual meeting on Zoom Virtual meeting on Zoom. Invitations e-mailed to members The meeting will consist of an update on PFN business and the election of the next PFN executive…

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Winter Birds Around Little Lake – Members Only

Winter Birds Around Little Lake Join Scott McKinlay and explore a few spots along the shores of Little Lake and the Otonabee River for winter birds such as gulls and…

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Monthly Meeting: New Discoveries in Songbird Migration – Members Only

Guest speaker: Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, professor of biology and Canada Research Chair in Ecology and Conservation Biology at York University. She is also the author of the book “Silence of…

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