Entangle yourself in the world of spiders at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Spiders: Fear & Fascination exhibit. You will experience incredible augmented reality, challenge a peacock spider to a dance-off, explore a recreated spider cave and more! Get up close to the world of arachnids like never before with the ROM Spider Lab. See daily…

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Photo by Arnold Zageris

AGM Date: January 22, 2016 5:30 pm Cost: $35/person Guest speaker: Arnold Zageris Arnold Zageris is a world renowned nature photographer. He has made sixteen expeditions to Northern Labrador at occasions since 1984 (occasionally alone), to document, through his words and photographs “…the harsh and stunning beauty of the Labrador landscape, and the strength of the…

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TUESDAY November 10th, 2015 7:30PM Peterborough Public Library Rodney Fuentes is a wellness mentor, personal trainer, ecotourism guide, and a passionate naturalist. Rodney will share revelations from his personal travels as well as his insights as owner of Origins Wellness Retreats, an ecotourism company focused on nature connectedness as a path to improving people’s fitness and well-being.

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The members’ slide show at out December meeting is an annual PFN tradition! Show fellow PFN members your photos of a recent trip.  Display those great nature moments or wildlife encounters that you’ve recently experienced.  This is our night to “show and tell!” Don’t delay……Contact Jim Young at jbyoung559@gmail.com or phone 705-760-9397 to sign yourself…

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October 14th, 7:30PM Peterborough Public Library BRING YOUR OWN MUSHROOMS! (and Jan Thornhill will help ID them for you) Jan Thornhill, a member of the Toronto Mycological Society, admits to being obsessed with fungi. She will be sharing her knowledge of the weird and wonderful wild mushrooms of our region at our October meeting. Jan…

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September 9th, 7:30PM Peterborough Public Library Kim Zippel, Chair of the Harper Park Stewardship Initiative, will deliver a presentation on Harper Park, a 60 hectare municipal park located in the southwest end of Peterborough. Although impacted by surrounding development, the park has remained largely natural with a variety of biological communities, and high floral diversity…

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Mussels play an important role in the ecosystem of our lakes and rivers.  There are over forty native species of mussels in Ontario, yet 40% of species are at risk in the south of the province.  Kevin Loftus, manager of The Fish Culture Section at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, will present to…

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Wednesday, April 8th. 7:30 PM. Sara Pieper, PhD candidate at Trent University, will be presenting her talk on the role of hybridization as a driver for invasion in the hybrid cattail Typha x glauca. Her project is being supervised by Dr. Joanna Freeland and Dr. Marcel Dorken, Department of Biology.

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All are welcome to join us at the Peterborough Public Library (344 Aylmer St N) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 11. Tom Mason, retired curator of invertebrates at the Toronto Zoo, will present a talk about the spiders of this province. Tom is one of Ontario’s leading authorities on spiders, and is helping to document…

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