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September 2019

Migrating Birds of The Rice Lake area

September 22 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Country Style at Old Keene Rd, 779 Hwy 7
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Migrating Birds of The Rice Lake area Sunday, September 22nd 8:00 a.m. Dave Milsom and Matthew Tobey will lead you to birding hot spots around Rice Lake. Migration will be well underway, with the potential to find good numbers of birds. Meet at the Country Style at Hwy 7 and Old Keene Road east of the City at 8:00 a.m. to arrange carpooling. Bring change for gas if not driving and binoculars and spotting scope if you have one. Accessibility:…

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Walking the Millbrook Valley Trails

September 29 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cavan Carpark at the #115, 919 Syer Line #791
Cavan, Ontario L0A 1C0 Canada
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Walking the Millbrook Valley Trails Sunday, September 29, 2019 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Led by Lynn Smith, this outing will include a few car stops and a hike along part of the Millbrook Valley Trail system.  There will be an opportunity to practice your skills using iNaturalist so for those interested, please bring cell phones and download the iNaturalist app. A second app called Seek, also created by the iNaturalist team is now available to download.  It looks very interesting…

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October 2019

PFN Juniors: BioBlitz at Kawartha Heights Park (SW Ptbo)

October 5 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Kawartha Heights Park, 2229 Kawartha Heights Blvd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Let’s identify all kinds of plants and animals – it’s active exploration and learning.  We’ll wander through the park and learn how to use field guides and iNaturalist to identify and document the species we find.  Plants will be our main focus since they stay still while you take pictures, but we’ll also dabble with insects and other life - open exploration is the focus. The PFN Juniors segment is part of a broader BioBlitz at the park coordinated by GreenUp.  Anyone…

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Do You Like Rocks and Geology?

October 5 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peterborough Zoo, 1230 Water St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Do You Like Rocks and Geology? Saturday, October 5th 1:00 p.m. Ken Lyon, P.Geo., is leading a half-day, old-fashioned road trip north of the City of Peterborough. We will explore geology features going back a billion years in The Land Between, one of the most priceless natural heritage areas in Ontario. Stops will include Burleigh Falls, the Great Unconformity between Precambrian and Ordovician rocks at Galesburg and either Lakefield or Warsaw Caves. Lots of Pleistocene glacial features along the way.…

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It’s Mushroom Season!

October 6 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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It's Mushroom Season! Sunday, October 6th 1:00 p.m. Meet at the main door Block C/D of the Life Sciences Bldg., Trent University. Please join amateur mycologists Susan Chow and Radek Odolczyk for an intro to fungal taxonomy and macroscopy in the lab followed by a field visit to Mark S. Burnham Woods to investigate fungi ecology and their role in forest ecosystems. We are fascinated by the fungal realm and are excited to share our special interest with anyone who…

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Monthly Meeting: Geological Features of The Land Between in Peterborough County

October 9 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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The area north of the City of Peterborough contains a fascinating array of natural geological heritage features that span a billion years. Ken Lyon, hydrogeologist and PFN member, will introduce rocks of the core of ancient Canadian Shield mountains, plate tectonics and limestones and fossils of the shallow warm Ordovician seas, and Pleistocene drumlins and other physiographic features left by the glaciers. Ken is a graduate of Princeton and Queen's Universities and a charter member of Professional Geoscientists Ontario. A…

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Migrating Birds of the Pigeon Lake area

October 13 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Peterborough Zoo, 1230 Water St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Migrating Birds of the Pigeon Lake area Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:00 a.m. Dave Milsom and Matthew Tobey continue the PFN Sunday Morning Birding tradition, this time to the Pigeon Lake area looking for migrants including waterfowl. Meet at the Riverview Park and Zoo, Water Street North at 8:00 a.m. where carpooling will be arranged. Bring change for gas if carpooling, binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. Dress suitable for the weather conditions of the morning. Accessibility:…

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Hawks Over Cranberry Marsh

October 19 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tim Hortons Lansdowne St. West, 1200 Lansdowne St W
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Hawks Over Cranberry Marsh Saturday, October 19th, 9-4:00 p.m. Each fall as the hawks and other raptors are heading southwards, they are blocked by the water of Lake Ontario. They will migrate westerly along the north shore of the lake looking for a way around it. On this outing, we will travel to the Cranberry Marsh in Whitby to observe the annual fall hawk watch. The hawk watch operates through the months of September and October. On the date of…

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Water Birds and other Late Migrants of the Pigeon Lake area: Sunday, October 27

October 27 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Peterborough Zoo, 1230 Water St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Water Birds and other Late Migrants of the Pigeon Lake area, Sunday, October 27, 8:00-11:00 a.m. Jerry Ball will lead us to the east shore of Pigeon Lake looking for migrating waterfowl, Bonaparte’s Gulls and Northern Shrike. Meet at the Riverview Park and Zoo, Water Street North at 8:00 a.m.where carpooling will be arranged. Dress appropriately for the weather of the day and bring gas money, binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. Accessibility: Easy

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November 2019

Fall Shorebirds and Waterfowl at Presqu’ile Provincial Park: Sunday, November 3

November 3 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Country Style at Old Keene Rd, 779 Hwy 7
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Fall Shorebirds and Water Birds at Presqu’ile Provincial Park Sunday, November 3, 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Jerry Ball will lead a day-long trip to view migrant birds at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, with other stops of interest on the way. Expect to see many interesting waterfowl. Bring a packed lunch, binoculars and, if you have them, a spotting scope and rubber boots (not essential). Bring a contribution for gas if carpooling and the entry fee to the park. Meet at…

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