Ballyduff Trails Nature Walk

Ballyduff Trails Nature Walk Sunday, September 27th, 9:00a.m. -1:00 p.m. Don McLeod will lead a nature walk along the Ballyduff Trails near Bethany. We will be looking for birds plus wildlife tracks and sign. We will also check out the tall grass prairie. These trails and the scenery are beautiful! The Ballyduff Trails are on…

Change is Underfoot in Millbrook – From Jail to Nature Area

Change is Underfoot in Millbrook - From Jail to Nature Area Sunday, October 4th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The former Millbrook Correctional Centre property has become very popular with local naturalists who are hoping, with the help of Kawartha Land Trust, to preserve the land as open space. The actual site of the demolished…

Fall Nature on the Farm

Fall Nature on the Farm Sunday October 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m. PFN member Bruce Kidd invites other members to join him and Martin Parker in an exploration of the fields and woodlands of his farm property in Douro-Dummer Township.  This outing will provide an opportunity to kick leaves, look at late blooming flowers, discover migrating birds…

KLT Christie Bentham Property Tour

KLT Christie Bentham Property Tour Saturday, November 7, 1-4:00 p.m. Kawartha Land Trust is undertaking a special fundraising campaign to purchase the beautiful Christie Bentham Wetland property located south of Burleigh Falls. Also referred to as the Clear Lake North Wetland, its rare, undisturbed shoreline and wetlands contribute to the water quality of the surrounding…

Escape to the forest in the City

Escape to the forest in the City Sunday, November 15th, 1-4:00 p.m. There is a small forest on the campus of Fleming College that is truly a beauty. It consists mostly of mixed hardwoods with a stream flowing though a ravine and in spring it is carpeted with wildflowers. The woods have been undisturbed long…

Wave Riders of Rice Lake

Wave Riders of Rice Lake Sunday, November 22 – 1:00 p.m. to 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…

Beavermead Park – a City Birding Hot Spot

Beavermead Park – a City Birding Hot SpotSunday, November 29th, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Expert birder Chris Risley will lead a birding walk around Beavermead, known as a prime Peterborough birding location. You will visit the beach, fields, campgrounds, ecology park and the bird feeders maintained by the PFN.  The walking is easy on paths…

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60th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count

60th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count Sunday, December 20, 2020 Reserve this date for the longest operated citizen-science wildlife survey in Peterborough and an annual tradition for area birders and naturalists.  Preregistration with the count compiler Martin Parker (mparker19@cogeco.ca or 705-745-4750) is required in order to assemble parties in advance of the count day.  More details…

Monthly Meeting: New Discoveries in Songbird Migration – Members Only

Guest speaker: Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, professor of biology and Canada Research Chair in Ecology and Conservation Biology at York University. She is also the author of the book "Silence of the Songbirds." Each fall, billions of songbirds leave Canada on an epic journey to their far-away wintering grounds in Central and South America where many…