Posts Tagged ‘Outing’

Outing to Presqui’ile Provincial Park on Saturday, August 27

PFN Presqu’ile Outing at Shorebird Peak The Peterborough Field Naturalists scheduled outing to Presqui’ile Provincial Park on Saturday, August 27 is coinciding with the peak of shorebird migration according to a recent post on OntBirds by Ron Pittaway and Jean Irons. ‘Shorebird habitat is excellent at Owen Point in Presqu’ile Provincial Park on Lake Ontario…

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Bio Blitz East Cross Forest May 13/16

Some of us were lucky enough to attend this and although I did not get to go Saturday too, Friday was a beautiful day.  We got very lucky there was a nice cross breeze and even by 9pm minimal bugs. 

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Winter birds along the Otonabee River Saturday 27th February 2016

This half-day outing, led by Martin Parker, will focus on the waterfowl which over-winter on the open waters of the Otonabee River and Little Lake. The variety and numbers will depend on the amount of open water and ice. We will also visit the bird feeding stations operated by the PFN at Beavermead park. Dress…

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Hooters of Amherst Island, Saturday 5th March 2016

Amherst Island, at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, west of Kingston, is known for its concentration of wintering owls. The owls and hawks are the top predators on the island and the hunters of the mice and voles in the grasslands of the island. The number and variety of overwintering birds varies from year…

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Winter wildlife tracking outings January-March 2016

Once again this year PFN member and expert tracker Don McLeod will lead one or more outings during the months of January to March 2016 focusing on tracks and other wildlife sign. These outings will be scheduled when conditions permit. The place and time will be announced shortly before each outing by email. Any one interested in attending should send an…

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Sunday morning wildlife outing 18 October 2015

PFN member and local author Drew Monkman will lead this morning’s outing to local habitats. Meet Drew at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street for an 8.00am start. Bring binoculars and be ready to carpool from the zoo to destinations chosen on the day. Its a great time of year for spotting migrating…

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Wildlife outing Sunday 4th October 2015

Join legendary birder Jerry Ball for our latest outing to spot birds on their winter migration throught the Kawarthas. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. Meet Jerry at the Peterborough Zoo parking lot for an 8.00am departure to sites determined on the day. We will car pool, so if you get…

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Wildlife outing Sunday 27th September 2015

Mike McMurtry will be our guide this week. As well as being a good birder Mike is a knowledgebale botanist so should be able to point out some interesting fall flowers. As usual the outing will start from Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am and last around 3 hours.

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Wildlife outing to a farm Sunday 20th September 2015

Meet Martin Parker at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am from where he will guide you to Bruce Kidd’s farm for some autumnal birdwatching. Also on the menu are wild apples and giant puffballs! The outing will last about 3 hours. Remember your binoculars and a contribution to car pooling gas costs.

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Wildlife outing Sunday 13th September 2015

This week’s Sunday morning outing to local habitats will be led by Scott McKinlay. As usual we will set out from Peterborough Zoo parking lot on Water Street at 8.00am for an outing lasting around 3 hours. Don’t forget your binoculars!

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