Nature Studies

The Peterborough Field Naturalists and its members are involved in many volunteer projects which monitor and document specific aspects of our natural world.

Club Sponsored Projects

Christmas Bird Counts

– currently Peterborough and Petroglyphs
– historic – Millbrook, Buckhorn and Woodview
– Longest operating wildlife surveys in region
– Additional information

July 1st North American Butterfly Association

Butterfly Count  — Petroglyphs


Bird Feeders at Ecology Park

— two bird feeders are maintained by the PFN and its members along the nature trail in Ecology Park, with lies on the east side of Little Lake in the southern section of Beavermead Park.

Orchid Diary

— monthly summary of observation which appears in “The Orchid’

Bio-Blitz Events

— periodically scheduled is association with other groups.

Chimney Swift Towers

— roosting structures for this threatened species

Miller Creek Conservation Area Trails

— series of trails and Tree Swallow nesting boxes are maintained by the PFN and its members in the Miller Creek Conservation Area southeast of Bridgenorth.  The trails lead to a viewing tower which provides a lookout over and extensive cattail march.


Initiatives by Others in which PFN Members Participate

Peterborough Sightings — a Goggle based e-mail system for sharing observations.  To sign-up

Bird Studies Canada Volunteer Projects  — a wide range of provincial, national and international projects.  Consult BSC web-site for details

National Heritage Information Centre  — document status of plants and animals in the Province of Ontario.  The NHIC web-site has a host of information.

Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas — the first atlas was covered the period 1981 to 1985 and the second atlas the period 2001 to 2005.  The third atlas should commence in 2021. Click here for results and other information on these these two bird atlases.

Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas                                                                         

– a survey of the reptiles and amphibians of Ontario.  Click here for details.