See monarchs at Presqu’ile Provincial Park
Parks hosts annual tagging event for migrating butterflies
The Peterborough Field Naturalists’ (PFN) annual trip to Presqu’ile Provincial Park to see shorebirds and monarchs takes place Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. The outing will be led by PFN members Martin Parker and Matthew Tobey.
The group will visit viewing locations at the southern end of the beach to see the gathering of shorebirds as they are making their migration from their Arctic breeding grounds to their wintering areas, primarily in the southern hemisphere. Other fall migrants may also be seen.
Also, as fall migrations of monarch butterflies begins at this time of the year, arrangements will be made with park staff to conduct a demonstration for the group on monarch banding. Time will also be spent looking for other species of fall butterflies.
Those interested should meet at parking lot adjacent to Tim Hortons in the Sobeys plaza, Lansdowne Street West at 7 a.m. in order to carpool. Accessibility for the outing is easy.
Activity Haven presents a legal expertise seminar Thursday at 1 p.m. Back by popular demand, Rob Heisler will lead this informal educational session, discussing topics such as wills, estate planning, executors, and power of attorney. Light refreshments will be served.
The cost is $2 for Activity Haven members; $5 for nonmembers. Everyone is welcome, but you must register at the office by 4 p.m. Aug. 20.
Activity Haven is located at 180 Barnardo Ave. Call 705-876-1670.
Registration is now open at Activity Haven for beginners’ line dancing with Maggie Sayliss. Classes run Thursdays from 1 until 2:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 12. Line dancing may contribute to weight loss, help keep the mind active, and build confidence.
You do not need a partner to attend. Come out and enjoy the fun and make new friends.
The summer Kid’s Klub is coming to Christ Lutheran Church Aug. 26 to 30.
The club is suited to children ages five to 12, the program runs each day from 9:15 until 11:30 a.m., and will include activities such as a water relay, selling lemonade to help build a well in Kenya, water games, water safety activities, and crafts. A snack will be provided.
The church is located at 463 Highland Rd.
Registration is not necessary. For further information call 705-749-7371.
Join the Ancient Forest Exploration and Research group on Wednesday from 5:30 until 7 p.m. to explore the old-growth forest in Jackson Park. Learn about the history of these forests, as well as the trees, plants, and wildlife that depend on them.
No registration is necessary. These walks are held every other Wednesday from May until October.
This initiative is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations.
OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities.
Those participating should meet in the parking lot at Monaghan Road and Parkhill Road at the trailhead. The walk is scheduled, weather permitting. For further information check the Ancient Forest Exploration and Research Facebook page.
The Peterborough Field Naturalists make their annual outing to Presqu’ile Provincial Park to see migrating shorebirds and a demonstration on banding Monarch Butterflies this Saturday.