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December 2019

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

2019-12-01 @ 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tim Hortons Lansdowne St. West, 1200 Lansdowne St W
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Niagara Gulls Trip Cancellation World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls: Sunday, December 1 – 7:00 a.m. The Sunday, December 1st outing ‘World’s Greatest Concentration of Gulls” has been cancelled due to the warning of a major winter storm with snow and freezing rain.  The driving conditions could be hazardous from a participant’s safety perspective it has been decided to cancel this trip.   Martin Parker, Niagara Trip Leader Sue Paradisis, PFN Outing Coordinator  

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Monthly Meeting: Members’ Slide Show Night

2019-12-11 @ 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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68th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count – A Christmas Tradition

2019-12-15

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

First Day Walk at Silent Lake Provincial Park

January 1 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

First Day Walk at Silent Lake Provincial Park January 1, 2020 11:00a.m. Ontario Parks encourages people to get out on New Year's Day and enjoy the magic of winter and we will be visiting Silent Lake. After meeting at 11:00 a.m. at the Riverview Park and Zoo to arrange carpooling, we will head north arriving in time for a picnic on the beach. Picnic tables are available as are heated washrooms next to the parking lot. The view down the…

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34th Annual Petroglyphs Christmas Bird Count

January 4

This is the second Christmas Bird Count conducted in the Peterborough Region by members and friends of the PFN.  This count samples the bird life in an area which stretches from the north shore of Stoney Lake northward to the Aspley – Jack lake area. The compiler for this count is Colin Jones and new participants are welcome.  Participants will be split into a number of field parties, each covering a different part of the overall count circle.  At the…

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

January 5 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Art Gallery of Peterborough, 250 Crescent Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2G1 Canada
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Photo of wood pendants with pressed flowers.

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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Wintering Water Birds and Ice Formations

January 19 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wintering Water Birds and Ice Formations Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This outing will visit various locations along the waterfront of Port Hope and Cobourg eastward to Chubb Point in search of the birds which normally winter on the open waters of Lake Ontario.  Species of note should be Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Mergansers and several species of gulls.  Depending on the temperatures this winter there may be ice formations along the shoreline including…

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Join us for PFN’s 79th Annual General Meeting

January 31 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peterorough Curling Club, 2195 Lansdowne Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6X4 Canada
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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE* *Online ticket purchases include a $2.50 Surcharge. 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” Date:          January 31, 2020 Time:         5:00 p.m. Cost:          $45/person Evening…

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February 2020

Snowshoe the Trail at Kawartha Nordic with Drew Monkman and Don McLeod

February 2 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

February 2, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 Meet at the Riverdale Park and Zoo at 9:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.  at the Welcome Trailer at Kawartha Nordic Ski Club Peterborough Field Naturalist members have been invited to enjoy a snowshoe walk with Kawartha Nordic Ski Club members on their snowshoe trails. Our leaders, Drew Monkman, naturalist and author and Don McLeod, expert tracker, will increase our appreciation of nature by pointing out details that often go unnoticed. We’ll look for…

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Monthly Meeting: Wild Pigs in Ontario

February 12 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Speaker: Erin Koen, Research Scientist for the Landscape Team at the Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section of the MNRF. Wild Pigs are in Ontario. They can be destructive to wild habitat and crops. This introduced species is difficult to control through traditional management tools such as recreational hunting. We will learn where wild pigs have been located so far in Canada and Ontario and how we can help their monitoring by communicating sightings.

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