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July 2019

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 is…

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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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Shorebirds and Monarchs

August 24 @ 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tim Hortons Lansdowne St. West, 1200 Lansdowne St W
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Saturday, August 24th, Shorebirds and Monarchs, Presqu’ile Provincial Park 7:00 a.m. Sobey’s parking lot adjacent to Tim Horton’s in Sobey’s Plaza, Lansdowne Street West   Martin Parker and Matthew Tobey will lead this annual outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park to view the gathering of shorebirds as they are making their migration from their Arctic breeding grounds to their wintering areas, primarily in the southern hemisphere. In the fall, the birds linger longer than in the spring. We will be visiting…

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