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January 2020

Join us for PFN’s 79th Annual General Meeting

January 31 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peterorough Curling Club, 2195 Lansdowne Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6X4 Canada
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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE* *Online ticket purchases include a $2.50 Surcharge. Keep up-to-date on PFN business, elect the next executive, enter the raffle for prizes, enjoy a delicious meal and stay for an entertaining presentation! The speaker will be Noel Alfonso, Ichthyologist in the Research Services Division of the Canadian Museum of Nature. The title of his presentation is: “Adventures in Ichthyology and Natural History at the Canadian Museum of Nature” Date:          January 31, 2020 Time:         5:00 p.m. Cost:          $45/person Evening…

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February 2020

Hike the Snowshoe Trail at Kawartha Nordic with Drew Monkman

February 2 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

February 2, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 Meet at the Riverdale Park and Zoo or 10:00 a.m. or at the Welcome Trailer at Kawartha Nordic Ski Club Peterborough Field Naturalist members have been invited to enjoy a walk with Kawartha Nordic Ski Club members on their snowshoe trails. Our leader, Drew Monkman, naturalist and author will increase our appreciation of nature by pointing out details that often go unnoticed. We’ll look for animal signs such as tracks, see what birds…

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Monthly Meeting: Wild Pigs in Ontario

February 12 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Speaker: Erin Koen, Research Scientist for the Landscape Team at the Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section of the MNRF. Wild Pigs are in Ontario. They can be destructive to wild habitat and crops. This introduced species is difficult to control through traditional management tools such as recreational hunting. We will learn where wild pigs have been located so far in Canada and Ontario and how we can help their monitoring by communicating sightings.

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PFN Juniors: “Christmas” Bird Count (postponed date after Dec cancellation)

February 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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UPDATE: This event was originally scheduled for December 14, but it was postponed due to freezing rain.  So this February "Christmas" bird count has a very lenient definition of Christmas. 🙂 Learn how to look for birds! Snacks, prizes, and special entertainment. Outdoor hike to count birds (dress warmly) followed by indoor activities. RSVP (below) and PFN membership required. Not a member yet? Child memberships are only $10 per year. Now is a great time to join!

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March 2020

Returning Waterfowl on the Otonabee

March 1 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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 the males in their bright spring plumage, will also be present.  Other species are also possible. The trip will also make a visit to the…

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Hooters of Amherst Island      

March 7

Hooters of Amherst Island, Saturday, March 7, 2020          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 the other hawks and eagles which will also be present.  The trip will leave from Peterborough at 7:00 a.m. and take the 9:30 a.m. ferry to Amherst Island.  Matthew Tobey and Brian Wales are the…

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Mergansers and Friends on Rice Lake, Sunday, March 29, 2020

March 29 @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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 open water near the edge of the ice in a search for concentrations of American Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Buffleheads and other returning waterfowl.  Other spring…

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April 2020

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

April 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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 to and distinguish between the different species of calling frogs and toads of our region and listen to the courtship flights of the American Woodcock.…

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