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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

Monthly Meeting: Fossils and the Incredible Stories They Tell Us

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June 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Among other things, this presentation by Ken Lyon is about ancient life forms and nature stretching back four billion years. He will…

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Meadows Matter

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June 22 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meadows are complex ecosystems dominated by grasses and wildflowers. One acre of a wildflower meadow on a single summer day can contain…

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Event for the Junior Naturalists: Summer Celebration

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June 22 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate the start of summer with a fun afternoon at Kawartha Land Trust’s Dance Nature Sanctuary. Enjoy games, crafts, and a nature…

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A Morning Walk Around Ashburnham Memorial Park

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June 23 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A Morning Walk Around Ashburnham Memorial Park in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough Ashburnham Memorial Park is an iconic landmark in Peterborough, and one of the…

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PFN’s Second Annual Camping Trip -Please be advised this year’s camping trip is now Full

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June 24 @ 8:00 AM - June 27 @ 5:00 PM

PFN’s Second Annual Camping Trip Silent Lake Provincial Park offers a quiet, non-motorized lake (Silent Lake) with a rocky shoreline, great canoeing…

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Pride Walk with Pride Outside

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June 27 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all LGBTQ2S+ nature lovers! PFN and Pride Outside, a local outdoor adventure group for LGBTQ2S+ folks and allies, are organizing a…

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Butterflies Along the Lang-Hastings Trail & Picnic Lunch

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July 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This outing is an introduction to butterfly watching and identification along a section of the Lang-Hastings trail near Hastings. The focus will…

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Van Nostrand Wetland on Indian River

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July 13 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cattail marshes are highly productive ecosystems that include an abundance of plants and wildlife. And there’s no better way to explore them…

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