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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 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. Currently on Hold.

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

In addition to our monthly meetings, the PFN organizes outings to explore nature. Due to Covid 19, we are limiting the number of people who can attend and registration is necessary. As a result outings are 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

KLT Christie Bentham Property Tour

KLT Christie Bentham Property Tour Saturday, November 7, 1-4:00 p.m. Kawartha Land Trust is undertaking a special fundraising campaign to purchase the beautiful Christie Bentham Wetland property located south of…

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60th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count

60th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count Sunday, December 20, 2020 Reserve this date for the longest operated citizen-science wildlife survey in Peterborough and an annual tradition for area birders and naturalists. …

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World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls – CANCELLED

World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls Saturday, December 5, 10:00 a.m. along the Niagara River CANCELLED

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Beavermead Park – a City Birding Hot Spot

Beavermead Park – a City Birding Hot SpotSunday, November 29th, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Expert birder Chris Risley will lead a birding walk around Beavermead, known as a prime Peterborough…

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Wave Riders of Rice Lake

Wave Riders of Rice Lake Sunday, November 22 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join Martin Parker for this traditional Grey Cup afternoon exploration of sites along the northwestern shore…

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Escape to the forest in the City

Escape to the forest in the City Sunday, November 15th, 1-4:00 p.m. There is a small forest on the campus of Fleming College that is truly a beauty. It consists…

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Fall Nature on the Farm

Fall Nature on the Farm Sunday October 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m. PFN member Bruce Kidd invites other members to join him and Martin Parker in an exploration of the fields and…

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Fall Forest Birding on the Canadian Shield

Fall Forest Birding on the Canadian Shield Sunday, September 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Kawartha Land Trust’s Ingelton-Wells property has a good variety of forest birds that breed…

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Change is Underfoot in Millbrook – From Jail to Nature Area

Change is Underfoot in Millbrook – From Jail to Nature Area Sunday, October 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The former Millbrook Correctional Centre property has become very popular with…

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Early Fall Migrants at Presqu’ile, Saturday, September 12

Early Fall Migrants at Presqu’ile Saturday, September 12, 2020: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Presqu’ile Provincial Park, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, is one of the prime birding…

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