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Membership comes with benefits, read about them below and sign up today.

The Peterborough Field Naturalists  is a registered charity and active club in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. We are a volunteer run organization that has been operating continuously since 1940.

Membership Benefits


Members are invited to join in on our regularly schedule outings in Peterborough, the Kawarthas and beyond. Everyone is welcome and outings are communicated on our website and our monthly newsletter. No matter your experience or mobility, we make sure we have outings for everyone.


Members are invited to join us for our free monthly meetings at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre near Trent University. We feature unique and interesting speakers each month and provide light refreshments and snacks. Its also a great opportunity to socialize with other naturalists in our community. Currently, our members are also invited to attend meetings via Zoom.


The Orchid, our monthly bulletin is produced by our hard working volunteers. It is the best way to stay in touch with all things nature in the Peterborough community. Fresh articles, photos, stories, poems and maps are crafted 9 months each year for our member's enjoyment.


Members of the Peterborough Field Naturalists make exceptional contributions to the knowledge of our local landscapes, flora and fauna. Our citizen science initiatives are a great way to learn about local ecology and meet other members.


Our Junior Naturalists program is a great way to get younger family members involved in nature in our community. We hold several events and workshops throughout the year designed to engage juniors in natural stewardship and education.


Create your own projects and share your passions. Whatever you're interested in, other club members would love to be engaged! Present at one of our meetings, write an article for The Orchid, or kick off a new project. You have the support of the club behind you.

Ready to join?

Memberships received between September 1st and December 31st are good until the end of the following year. Memberships received between January 1st and August 31st are good for that calendar year.

Register Online

You can now register and pay your membership ONLINE!

Complete the form and submit the registration data. Next, you'll be directed to our Canada Helps page to make your payment. If you are not redirected automatically, please visit our Canada Helps payment page to make your payment.

For information and questions related to PFN Membership please contact: [email protected].  

If you choose the download option (old-school is cool!), please mail your completed form to:

Peterborough Field Naturalists
P.O. Box 1532
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7H7