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. Currently on Hold.
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.
In addition to our monthly meetings, the PFN organizes outings to explore nature. Due to Covid 19, we are limiting the number of people who can attend and registration is necessary. As a result outings are for members only until further notice.
60th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count Sunday, December 20, 2020 Reserve this date for the longest operated citizen-science wildlife survey in Peterborough and an annual tradition for area birders and naturalists. Preregistration with the count compiler Martin Parker (email@example.com or 705-745-4750) is required in order to assemble parties in advance of the count day. More details…Read More
World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls Saturday, December 5, 10:00 a.m. along the Niagara River This is the Annual PFN day trip to the Niagara River, a designated Important Birding Area due to the variety and number of gulls which utilize the river in the late fall. More species can be observed in a day than…Read More
Beavermead Park – a City Birding Hot Spot Sunday, November 29 8-9:30 a.m. Expert birder Chris Risley will lead a birding walk around Beavermead, known as a prime Peterborough birding location. You will visit the beach, fields, campgrounds, ecology park and the bird feeders maintained by the PFN. The walking is easy on paths or…Read More
Wave Riders of Rice Lake Sunday, November 22 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join Martin Parker for this traditional Grey Cup afternoon exploration of sites along the northwestern shore of Rice Lake. We will be looking for the later migrating ducks and other birds. Highlights will be the rafts of ducks riding the waves…Read More
Escape to the forest in the City Sunday, November 15th, 1-4:00 p.m. There is a small forest on the campus of Fleming College that is truly a beauty. It consists mostly of mixed hardwoods with a stream flowing though a ravine and in spring it is carpeted with wildflowers. The woods have been undisturbed long…Read More
KLT Christie Bentham Property Tour Saturday, November 7, 1-4:00 p.m. Kawartha Land Trust is undertaking a special fundraising campaign to purchase the beautiful Christie Bentham Wetland property located south of Burleigh Falls. Also referred to as the Clear Lake North Wetland, its rare, undisturbed shoreline and wetlands contribute to the water quality of the surrounding…Read More