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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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Junior Naturalists’ Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Junior Naturalists’ Photo Contest!  Swetha and Lucas each won $25 gift certificates which were donated by The Toy Shop of Peterborough. Reed and Thomas each won beautiful wood frames to display their winning photos, which were donated by Christensen Fine Art.  We would like to thank our sponsors for donating these great…

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Junior Naturalists’ Summer Photo Contest

Hey kids, bring your camera outside and snap some pictures this summer to enter our photo contest!  There are great prizes to be won thanks to our sponsors, The Toy Shop of Peterborough and Christensen Fine Art! Age categories: 8 and under and 9 to 12 Contest themes (all themes will have one winner per…

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Yellow Fish Road at the Zoo

Thank you to the Junior Naturalists who helped to paint yellow fish on the storm drains at the Riverview Park and Zoo!  Your hard work will serve as a reminder to all that when harmful substances go down storm drains, they harm aquatic species that depend on clean water. Otonabee Conservation started the evening with an orientation…

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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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Bat walk at Beavermead Park Saturday 8th August 2015

  PFN members are invited to join a bat walk at Beavermead Park, Ashburnham Drive in Peterborough. We will use ultra-sonic bat detectors to listen in to the fascinating sounds make by foraging bats. Join Paul Elliott at the entrance to the camp ground adjacent to the parking lot. The walk is organized in collaboration…

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Junior Naturalists — Butterfly Waystation with ORCA

UPDATE NOTICE: Change of event location from the Orchid article Now meeting at the Frizbee Golf Course Parking Lot on Water Street at University Heights Blvd (north of Riverdale Park and Zoo… see map below!) Meeting Time remains: 1:30PM [hr] Planting a Butterfly Waystation, with ORCA Sunday, June 1st, 2014 1:30 to 3:00 pm Meet at…

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Joint outing with the New Canadians Centre 17 May 2014

Can you help people who are new to Canada become familiar with local nature: Spring flowers, birds, tracks and signs. In a joint venture with the New Canadians Centre, families of new Canadians have been invited to explore local habitats with the help of PFN members. We will meet at the junction of Armour Road and Nassau…

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Winter birds along the Otonabee River, Sunday 23 February 2014, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, 23 February 2014, 1:00 p.m. Meet at Peterborough Zoo, North Parking Lot Beginners and families welcome! Discover signs of spring like-waterfowl mating displays. Otters, mink and red fox are also possible. This half day outing, led by Martin Parker, will focus on the waterfowl which overwinter on the open waters of the Otonabee River and Little…

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