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.
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.
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!
Nature in the City: Chimney Swift Roosts Thursday, May 14, 2020, 8:15 p.m. Meet on top level of King St Parking Garage, located between George and Aylmer Streets From the roof of the parking garage, you have a great view of the swifts gathering in the sky and then entering their roosts in one of…Read More
Kermit’s Friends and Timber-doodles! Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Tim Horton’s in Canadian Tire/Sobey’s Plaza, Lansdowne St. West 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 for a 2 hour outing to listen…Read More
Early April Migrants at Presqu’ile Provincial Park Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The PFN have had spring trips to Presqu’ile Provincial Park every year since 1956. In the last decade three trips have been held annually to view the migrants which concentrate at this Important Bird Area. This year’s spring trip…Read More
Mergansers and Friends on Rice Lake, Sunday, March 29, 2020 10 a.m. in Coffee Time at Lansdowne (Hwy 7) and Old Keene Road This trip to look for spring migrants, primarily waterfowl will visit various access points on the north shore of Rice Lake between Keene and Hastings. We will be looking for areas of…Read More
Say Goodbye to Winter, Silent Lake Provincial Park Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:30 a.m. Often in early to mid March when spring is well underway in Peterborough a storm goes through that drops a lot of rain. Meanwhile, Silent Lake will get a fresh blanket of snow. That is my cue to head up to…Read More
Hooters of Amherst Island, Saturday, March 7, 2020 6:45 a.m. Please note changed meeting time to 6:45 a.m. This is the PFN’s bi-annual outing to Amherst Island in the eastern end of Lake Ontario near Kingston. We will cross to the island on the ferry and visit various locations to look for wintering owls and…Read More
Sunday, March 1, 2020, 1:00 p.m. With the lengthening days in March and hours of sunlight the spring migration is underway. This afternoon trip will visit various locations along the Otonabee River to discover the returning waterfowl. It is anticipated there will be Common Goldeneyes and Bufflehead doing their spring courtship rituals. Common Merganser, with…Read More