The Peterborough Field Naturalists will be participating in the Annual Family Nature Discovery Day being hosted by the Peterborough County Stewardship Council on Monday February 20 (10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)  All events will be at Fleming College, Brealey Campus, 599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough.

This free event will include presentations for adults and children.

In the morning staff of the Indian Reptile Reptile Zoo will begin with a presentations on the Reptiles of Ontario with live snakes and turtles.  This will be followed by a presentation on Falconry with Artimus, the Harris Hawk.

There will be a free lunch.

After lunch the children will participate in three outdoor activities — Discovering Snowhoeing (by Ontario Nature),  Geocaching (by the Ministry of Natural Resources) and Animal Tracking Basics (by Camp Kawartha).

The parents will be have indoor presentations on the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee (by Sue Chan of Farms at Work), Duck Banding (by Tore Buchanan of the Ministry of Natural Resources) and Nature in the Kawarthas (by John Bottomley of the Peterborough Field Naturalits)

Pre-registration is required.  To register e-mail joe.halloran@ontario.ca or phone 705-755-1951.

For additional details consult the Discover Nature on Family Day.

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