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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to concerns over COVID-19 all upcoming events have been cancelled. Be sure to take care of each other and stay healthy.

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

CANCELLED – Nature in the City: Chimney Swift Roosts

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…

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CANCELLED – Kermit’s Friends and Timber-doodles! Saturday, April 18, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

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…

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