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May 2019

Sunday Morning Birding

May 26 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peterborough Zoo, 1230 Water St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Leader: Martin Parker Meet us on Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the north parking lot of the Riverview Park and Zoo, 1230 Water Street North. From there we will carpool to various birding hot spots as determined by the leader. Outings generally last about 3 to 4 hours. Bring binoculars, spotting scope if you have one and change to help with gas. Dress according to the weather for the morning. Accessibility: Easy

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June 2019

De-pave paradise at Millennium Park

June 1 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Behind No Frills, 100 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
Free

On Saturday June 1, the PFN is joining Green Communities Canada and Peterborough GreenUP at one of the largest Depave Paradise projects in Canada. Last fall, volunteers and partners helped to remove 787 square metres of asphalt. Now it's time to plant a new rain garden! The garden will help protect the Otonabee River water quality and mitigate flooding downtown. Full details on Peterborough GreenUP's website. Location: between No Frills and the Otonabee River, north of the rail bridge To…

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Carden Plain Important Bird Area

June 2 @ 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tim Hortons Lansdowne St. West, 1200 Lansdowne St W
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Join us for an all-day visit to the wonderful Carden Plain. This is an unusual alvar habitat that is home to an abundance of rare grassland bird species, butterflies and plants. Jerry Ball will be our guide to this globally rare habitat 65 km west of Peterborough. Loggerhead Shrike, Golden-winged Warbler, Osprey, Black Terns, Sedge Wren, Yellow Rail, Upland Sandpiper, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Towhee and Brown Thrashers are all possibilities. Bring some lunch, water, a camera for the excellent photographic…

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PFN Juniors: leaf press art event with Creating Space

June 9 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Creating Space, 441 Rubidge Street
Peterborough, ontario Canada
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Free

We'll collect leaves from street-side trees, and identify them based on their shapes. These are some of the trees we see every day, but too often overlook their beauty. Then we'll go inside, where volunteers from Creating Space will show us how to make beautiful cards from pressing leaves with paint. Kids will make cards printed with the leaves they collected, for Father's Day or anything else. Hosted by Jay Fitzsimmons of PFN Juniors, and volunteers at Creating Space. Maximum…

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Monthly Meeting: How we can fight Ontario’s invasive plants!

June 12 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Guest speaker, Vicki Simkovic, Coordinator at the Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC), will present this talk on invasive plants. Phragmites, Garlic Mustard, Dog-strangling Vine, and Buckthorn are familiar examples of Ontario's 400-plus invasive species. They crowd out native terrestrial and aquatic plants, altering the environment for insects, birds, reptiles and mammals.

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