Other PFN Publications

The PFN has a long history of publishing reference guides about the natural history of Peterborough County and the Kawartha Regions.

Publications Available for Purchase

sadler-heritage-birds-coverOur Heritage of Birds: Peterborough County in the Kawarthas

by Doug Sadler, 1983

This is a comprehensive summary of the birds which have been recorded in Peterborough County from the visit of Samuel D. Champlain in 1615 to 1982.  The seasonal status of the species are provided.

Cost: sold out



The Mammals of Peterborough County

by Geoff Carpentier, 1987

A comprehensive guide to the mammals which have been recorded as occurring in Peterborough County.  Along with their status in the County there is information on the biology of the different species.

Cost: $5.00


Peterborough: Woodlots, Water, Wildlife and Wilderness

edited by G.S. Berry and B.F. O’Higgins, 1980

A brief guide to areas of special interest for their natural beauty, geology, plant and animal life in Peterborough County.  The site information is still relevant today.

Cost: $5.00   (Only eleven copies remain)


Birds from the Ground

The Record of Archaeology in Ontario by Douglas C. Sadler and Howard G. Savage

Published as Occasional Papers in Anthropology No. 15, Trent University with the assistance of the PFN.  This book documents the existence of bird species with archaeological sites across the province.  The only Ontario publication which gives a comprehensive examination of the occurrence of bird species in Ontario pre-European settlement.

Cost: $20.00  (Only seven copies remain)

How to Purchase

These publications can be purchased at the monthly meetings of the Peterborough Field Naturalists (consult club calendar for date) or by mail.
Send cheque payable to the Peterborough Field Naturalists to PO Box 1532, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7H7.
Please include $10 for postage and handling.

Out-of-Print Publications

These may be found at a used book store in the region.

1998 Peterborough County Natural History Summary

compiled by Peter S. Burke, Colin D. Jones, Jennifer M. Line, Michael J. Oldham, Peter J. Sorrill, March 1999

A joint publication of the Peterborough Field Naturalists, Natural Heritage Information Centre, and Trent University.  It provides a summary of the historic status of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies and vascular plants along with a summary of observations in 1998 by naturalists from across the county.

Kawarthas Nature

A comprehensive guide to specific natural areas in the county along with details on the flora and fauna of these areas.