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November 2019

Wave Riders of Rice Lake: Sunday, November 24th

November 24 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tim Hortons Lansdowne St. West, 1200 Lansdowne St W
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Wave Riders of Rice Lake: Sunday, November 24 – 1:00 - 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 of Rice Lake and the scenic vistas overlooking the lake.  Meet outside Tim Horton’s in the Canadian Tire/Sobey’s Plaza on Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough. Bring binoculars,…

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December 2019

World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls: Sunday, December 1

December 1 @ 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tim Hortons Lansdowne St. West, 1200 Lansdowne St W
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls: Sunday, December 1 – 7:00 a.m. This day trip will be a birding outing 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 anywhere else in the world.  There will be thousands of gulls consisting of ten or more species.  Besides the gulls there will be other water birds, and…

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Monthly Meeting: Members’ Slide Show Night

December 11 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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The members’ slide show, held at our December monthly meeting, is a highly anticipated annual PFN tradition. Show fellow PFN members your photos of a recent trip. Display those exciting nature moments or wildlife encounters that you have recently experienced. This is your night to “show and tell’! We ask that you limit your presentation to less than 15 minutes so several members have an opportunity to share their photos and narrative. Contact Jim Young at jbyoung559@gmail.com or phone 705-760-9397…

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PFN Juniors: Christmas Bird Count

December 14 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Learn how to look for birds! Snacks, prizes, and special entertainment.

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68th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count – A Christmas Tradition

December 15

Sunday, December 15 – all day The Peterborough Christmas Bird Count (CBC), now in its 68th year, is the longest running wildlife survey in Peterborough County. The Peterborough CBC participants cover an area contained within a circle with a diameter of 24 kilometers, centered on the intersection of Chemong Road and Sunset Boulevard. This total count area is divided into smaller areas and a team of participants is assigned to each area. Organization of the count has commenced and members…

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January 2020

PFN Juniors: let’s do nature art (wood pendants)

2020-01-05 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Art Gallery of Peterborough, 250 Crescent Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2G1 Canada
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The Peterborough Junior Naturalists are teaming up with the Art Gallery of Peterborough for a nature art event. The Art Gallery of Peterborough has "Family Sundays", where families can come for free to visit the gallery and make some art.  For this Family Sunday, we'll be decorating wood pendants with pressed flowers and leaves.  Make some nature-themed jewelry or ornaments to take home.  All wood and plants are from Peterborough.  Jay Fitzsimmons of the PFN Juniors will be there along…

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Join us for PFN’s 79th Annual General Meeting

2020-01-31 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peterorough Curling Club, 2195 Lansdowne Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6X4 Canada
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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” More information will be included in next month’s Orchid and on the PFN website. Friday, Jan. 31 Peterborough Curling Club

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