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Bye-bye, bug splatter: Is this the new silent spring?

Bye-bye, bug splatter: Is this the new silent spring?   (Photo credit: Peter Miller via Flickr)   Masses of monarch butterflies fluttering across Toronto’s waterfront. Painted ladies (often mistaken for monarchs) descending on Montreal. Combined with the hottest September ever recorded in the Great Lakes region, it’s been a strange time in Eastern Canada. We…

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Juniors’ June trip report: Aquatic invertebrates

The Junior Naturalists enjoyed searching for aquatic invertebrates in the mud and water under a boardwalk at Trent this month. Many thanks to Jay Fitzsimmons and Sherri Degasparro for teaching us about the creatures we found! “You can find some pretty cool animals in the stream, like crane-fly larva.  And if you’re lucky, you may even catch a…

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Pollinator Mobiles by the Junior Naturalists

Check out the Junior Naturalists’ pollinator mobiles!  The collection is now on display in the front window at Black Honey on Hunter Street West!  The pollinators will be in flight until at least May 23, so be sure to check them out. Thirty-eight kids created colourful bees, butterflies and beetles at this PFN outreach event and learned about ways…

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Alderville Black Oak Savanna Sunday 7th June 2015

This visit will include a tour of one of the best surviving examples of a once abundant Ontario habitat. Hard work and determination have helped to preserve and restore this habitat with its rich flora and diverse bird life. Up to forty species designated as Species at Risk have been recorded at the site.  …

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Monthly Meeting: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ontario

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 8, for a presentation by Colin Jones of the Natural Heritage Information Centre at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Dragonflies and damselflies are beautiful and truly fascinating creatures! From the Ebony Jewelwing to…

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Wildlife walk. Sunday 7th September

Join PFN member and author Drew Monkman for the first of this season’s Sunday morning wildlife walks. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00a.m. From the parking lot we will carpool to local sites to observe birds and other wildlife. The outing will last approximately three hours. Bring binoculars, dress appropriately and be ready…

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Nature’s Nocturnes Family Fun Evening 10 July 2014

This event at the Peterborough Ecology Park may be of interest to PFN members: Join us from 6:30- 8:00pm, on Thursday July 10th at GreenUP Ecology Park (1899 Ashburham Dr. – next to the PUC building) to learn how YOU can help protect heirloom seeds and pollinators just by planting a few species of plants around…

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Spring Wildlife Walks, Sundays in April and May 2014

Each Sunday in April and May the club offers a wildlife walk suitable for novices and experts alike. The main focus of most walks is bird watching, but other species of interest will be seen.  Walks normally start at 8.00 a.m. in the parking lot of Peterborough Zoo, from which we car pool to local…

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An Introduction to the Native and Wild Bees of Ontario

All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, June 11, for a presentation by Susan Chan, manager of the Native Pollinators Program at Farms at Work and the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee Project. This presentation will give an overview of the native bees found in Ontario,…

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