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Posts Tagged ‘Trees’

Canada’s tree-mendous discovery: Forests limit harmful ozone gas

It was a Tuesday in early February 2015 when Sylvie Gravel walked into her colleague Paul Makar’s office carrying printouts that would mystify both of them. The two scientists at Environment and Climate Change Canada were staring at computer model forecasts of ozone gas. Up in the Earth’s atmosphere, the ozone layer helps block harmful…

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PFN at Gamiing Nature Centre for Earth Day

A beautiful 100 acre nature centre that begs to be explored. Gamiing is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to share the enjoyment and importance of living in harmony with nature by balancing human needs with the needs of nature, working together towards sustainable ecosystems and stewardship of our natural resources and heritage for our and future generations. We…

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Trent University Bioblitz, January 31 to February 1st 2015

You’ve probably heard that the Emerald Ash Borer, a devastating forest pest, has arrived in Peterborough. This could have a significant impact on all ash trees on the Trent campus. The first step in managing this threat is to establish the number and location of ash trees on Trent’s extensive and beautiful campus. We’re looking…

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Wildlife Walk. Sunday 28th September 2014

PFN member Tony Bigg will lead this week’s Sunday morning walk. Tony is a expert birder and all-round naturalist. Meet at Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am from where we will carpool to local sites of interest. Bring a pair of binoculars or birding scope and be ready to make a small contribution to gas…

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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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Peterborough’s Treasured Tree Hunt, 16th September

Peterborough’s Treasured Tree Hunt aims to identify the most significant urban trees in the city. Join project co-ordinator, Vern Bastable of Peterborough Green-Up on a walking tour of the old Teachers’ College district, home to a rich variety of venerable trees. Meet Vern at the old teachers’ college, where we have permission to use the…

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