Join One of Canada's Premier Naturalist Communities

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.

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

Each Year in addition to our monthly meetings the Peterborough Field Naturalists offer dozens of events to members and the public to explore nature in our community. Find out what is coming up next!

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

PFN Juniors: BioBlitz at Kawartha Heights Park (SW Ptbo)

Let’s identify all kinds of plants and animals – it’s active exploration and learning.  We’ll wander through the park and learn how to use field guides and iNaturalist to identify and document the species we find.  Plants will be our main focus since they stay still while you take pictures, but we’ll also dabble with insects…

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Monthly Meeting: Best Places to Bird in Ontario

Mike Burrell, co-author of Best Places to Bird in Ontario, will be the speaker. This guide, released last spring, outlines the top 30 birding destinations in Ontario, with up-to-date information on hard to find species, directions, birding tips and much more. Mike Burrell is a birder par excellence, he thinks he has been interested in…

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Shorebirds and Monarchs

Saturday, August 24th, Shorebirds and Monarchs, Presqu’ile Provincial Park 7:00 a.m. Sobey’s parking lot adjacent to Tim Horton’s in Sobey’s Plaza, Lansdowne Street West   Martin Parker and Matthew Tobey will lead this annual outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park to view the gathering of shorebirds as they are making their migration from their Arctic breeding…

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