See mon­archs at Presqu’ile Provin­cial Park

Parks hosts an­nual tag­ging event for mi­grat­ing but­ter­flies

The Peterborough Examiner - - Local - CARO­LINE MCCON­NELL Northcrest_­col­[email protected]­hoo.ca

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.

Legal seminar

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.

Line danc­ing

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.

Kid’s Klub

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.

For­est walk

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.

SPE­CIAL TO THE EX­AM­INER

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.

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