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April 2019

Harper Park Outing

April 21 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Harper Park, 632 Harper Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Discover a hidden treasure and a provincially significant wetland within our City boundaries. Learn about the history of the site, its interesting groundwater-based ecosystems and heritage trees. We will visit the vernal pool to see fairy shrimp and possibly wood frog egg masses. Dylan Radcliffe and Sue Paradisis are the leaders for the afternoon. Dress according to the weather forecast, wear waterproof footwear and bring binoculars. Accessibility: Moderate

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Night of Salamanders and Frogs

April 24 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Peterborough Zoo, 1230 Water St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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This annual PFN evening trip is to look for migrating salamanders and their egg masses in breeding pools. This inventory event will be at the Ingleton-Wells property of the Kawartha Land Trust. We will start by checking the pools in daylight for the eggs of Wood Frogs, Spotted and Blue Spotted salamanders and for some of the many organisms that live and breed in these unique woodland pools. We will also be listening for calling frogs and owls. The trip…

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Kermit’s Friends and Timberdoodles

April 27 @ 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tim Hortons Lansdowne St. West, 1200 Lansdowne St W
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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The dusk air of spring carries the mating songs of various species of frogs and the sky dance of the American Woodcock (a.k.a. Timberdoodle). Join Martin Parker for a 2-hour outing to listen to and distinguish between the different species of calling frogs and toads of our region and listen to the courtship flights of the American Woodcock. We will meet at the south end of the Sobey’s parking lot next to Tim Hortons at 7:30 p.m. and travel to…

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Sunday Morning Birding

April 28 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peterborough Zoo, 1230 Water St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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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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Frog calls along Jackson Park Trail

April 28 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Jackson Park – Parkhill Road parking lot, 1080 Parkill Road West
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6N6 Canada
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Come enjoy a spring evening with your whole family. We'll learn about the frogs that live in wetlands along the Jackson Park trail and how to recognize their calls. Please register for this free event - updates will be provided to registrants via email (e.g., if changes to meeting location or timing are required). We will meet at the parking lot on Parkhill Road (just east of Ravenwood Drive) and walk into the park on the trail, then walk west…

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May 2019

Nature walk at Laurie Lawson Outdoor Education Centre, Cobourg

May 5 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crawford Drive Carpool Lot, 1490 Crawford Dr
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Joint outing with Willow Beach Field Naturalists Sunday, May 5, 2019. Leader: Mark Rupke. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Laurie Lawson Outdoor Environment Centre, 8000 Telephone Road, Cobourg. Come and explore this Northumberland Land Trust property. This will be a half day outing. To find out more about the Centre, check out the following: http://nltrust.ca/nlt-nature-reserves/laurie-lawson-outdoor-education-centre/ The google map link for the centre is: https://goo.gl/maps/yLJKA3ft7fL2 This event is organized by the Willow Beach Field Naturalists and as a joint outing…

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A Day in the Life of a Shorebird in South Carolina

May 8 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Monthly Meeting: A Day in the Life of a Shorebird in South Carolina Shorebirds are an incredible group of birds that are important for wetland ecosystems and undergo one of nature’s craziest phenomena – migration! But shorebirds are in trouble – their populations are experiencing drastic declines and many species are threatened or endangered. Ellen Jamieson is a Master’s student at Trent University. Born and raised in Peterborough, she was encouraged to learn about nature and immerse herself in the…

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Evening Wildflower Walk

May 11 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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The top of the Lady Eaton Drumlin is carpeted with spring ephemeral wildflowers in May. We are pleased to have The Trent University Biology Undergraduate Society, led by Bryan Hughes take us on this evening walk. Take Water Street North to Trent University west bank and turn left after the Childcare Centre to park in Parking Lot G. Accessibility: The climb to the top of the drumlin is challenging but the walk at the top is easy.

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A Walk on the Hogsback Trail, an Esker near Omemee

May 12 @ 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Highway 7 Ultramar, 2622 Maple Grove Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Join Scott McKinlay for a birding and nature hike along the Hogsback Trail, Omemee Esker. We will also be making a couple of stops along the way in the Cavan hills and swamps. The 2.5 km Hogsback trail is hilly and rocky in areas and can be muddy after a rainfall, so wear sturdy footwear. We will be leaving cars at both ends of the trail so please leave some empty seats in your car for ferrying people back to…

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Sunday Morning Birding

May 19 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peterborough Zoo, 1230 Water St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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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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