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July 2019

Butterflies of the Sandy Lake Area

July 14 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Country Style at Old Keene Rd, 779 Hwy 7
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Sunday July 14, 2019 9:00 a.m. Meet at County Style at Hwy 7 and Old Keene Road east of the City The diverse habitats along Sandy Lake Road, off County Road 46 north of Havelock, support the greatest diversity of butterflies in the region. Butterfly enthusiasts from across the province visit this area to observe the variety of species present, including five hairstreaks. This outing will introduce you to this area and its abundance of butterflies. Jerry Ball will be…

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Ferns of Warsaw Caves Conservation Area

July 21 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Peterborough Zoo, 1230 Water St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Sunday, July 21, 2019 meet at Riverview Park and Zoo at 10:00 a.m. or at the park gate house parking lot, 289 Caves Road, Warsaw at 10:30 a.m. Ferns have been around for over 300 million years despite producing neither flowers nor seeds. Generally fond of moist forest floors, Warsaw Caves has a lot of varieties for us to find in the cool shade. A digital copy of a fern ID information package with a worksheet and ID chart will…

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August 2019

Get a Rush out of Grass and Sedges

August 11 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:00 p.m. Meet at the main door of the Life Sciences Bldg., Trent University These graminoids are spectacular when you look at them closeup.  Come spend a few hours with a couple of plants geeks learning to ID some common grasses and sedges. We will start our day with an hour of interactive Powerpoint presentation and scope work followed by a few hours of field identification activities. Background information and an ID chart can be downloaded…

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