Skip to content

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

Join us for PFN’s 79th Annual General Meeting

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE* *Online ticket purchases include a $2.50 Surcharge. Keep up-to-date on PFN business, elect the next executive, enter the raffle for prizes, enjoy a delicious meal and stay for an entertaining presentation! The speaker will be Noel Alfonso, Ichthyologist in the Research Services Division of the Canadian Museum of Nature. The title of…

Read More

PFN Juniors: let’s do nature art (wood pendants)

The Peterborough Junior Naturalists are teaming up with the Art Gallery of Peterborough for a nature art event. The Art Gallery of Peterborough has “Family Sundays“, where families can come for free to visit the gallery and make some art.  For this Family Sunday, we’ll be decorating wood pendants with pressed flowers and leaves.  Make…

Read More

68th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count – A Christmas Tradition

Sunday, December 15 – all day The Peterborough Christmas Bird Count (CBC), now in its 68th year, is the longest running wildlife survey in Peterborough County. The Peterborough CBC participants cover an area contained within a circle with a diameter of 24 kilometers, centered on the intersection of Chemong Road and Sunset Boulevard. This total…

Read More

PFN Juniors: Christmas Bird Count

Learn how to look for birds! Snacks, prizes, and special entertainment. Outdoor hike to count birds (dress warmly) followed by indoor activities. RSVP (below) and PFN membership required. Not a member yet? Child memberships are only $10 per year. Now is a great time to join!

Read More