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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

Wildflowers of Warsaw

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May 18 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spring wildflowers are abundant along the road and on the alvar at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area. Those found along the shady roadside…

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Chimney Swift Roost Watches

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May 18 @ 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM

PFN members are invited to see Chimney Swifts gather, circle and then dive into their roost as part of Birds Canada’s annual…

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Lang-Hastings Rail Trail – Part 2

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May 19 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Lang-Hastings Trail offers many chances to see nature up close and enjoy great views of the countryside south of Peterborough. Steve…

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Chimney Swift Roost Watches

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May 22 @ 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM

PFN members are invited to see Chimney Swifts gather, circle and then dive into their roost as part of Birds Canada’s annual…

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Bike and Bird

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May 23 @ 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

We’ll meet on Hunter St in East City for 6:30 am, and head for a leisurely bike ride up Rotary Trail, stopping…

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WHOOOOOO DID THAT OWL EAT?

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May 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In this workshop, the Junior Naturalists will learn about owls and their role in an ecosystem. We will dissect owl pellets to…

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Hazel Bird Nature Reserve

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May 26 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Hazel Bird Nature Reserve is a national nature viewing and public recreation destination. The reserve conserves tallgrass…

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Chimney Swift Roost Watches

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May 26 @ 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM

PFN members are invited to see Chimney Swifts gather, circle and then dive into their roost as part of Birds Canada’s annual…

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