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A great photographic resource for local butterfly species. The galleries are organized taxonomically.

www.pursuitofpixels.com

Excellent site for dragonfly info and it's now been expanded with many photos. Also on this Odonate website there is a set of instructions on how to build your own dragonfly net! There is a pdf file to download or print. Check it out!

 

 

Welcome to the Pembroke Area Field Naturalists Club

Situated in the Ottawa Valley in Eastern Ontario, our organization is 25 years old. Formerly the Pembroke & Area Bird Club, we have documented 302 species of birds within our birding circle, being most of central Renfrew County, ON and western Pontiac County, QC.


If you have any information, stories or photos of Chris Michener please contact Benita Richardson at 613-735-2259 or childrensgarden@nrtco.net for compilation into a memorial book.

Trees in Pembroke -an e-book that illustrates tree species that are
present in town. Robin Cunningham was commissioned to produce this by
the Communities in Bloom Committee of the City of Pembroke. Interested
people can use it, ideally in conjunction with a tree identification
book, to explore Pembroke’s environment and perhaps to help them choose
trees to plant on their own properties.

All the Swallow newsletters dating back to the first one in 1983 are now online! Check them out!

Rare Bird Sighting Contacts:
Ken Hooles hooles@bell.net

  The new Bird Lister's Corner for PAFN Club members has been updated. Congratulations to all of you who were able to increase their lists this past quarter. Send your lists in to Ken Hooles at hooles@bell.net  to be included in the next update!

  Cornell Feederwatch Cam-Ithaca NY 

Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, House Finch,
ducks...

 
Cornell Feederwatch Cam-Manitouwadge ON
Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Gray Jay, Ruffed Grouse...

 Check out the Canadian Field Naturalist  

for help in identifying bird feathers check out the Feather Atlas.

 Check out the Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre.

Renfrew County Mapping is an interactive mapping tool that enables users to search for properties, find points of interest, locate street addresses, create maps and perform various other geographic searches in the County of Renfrew.

Crown land/Private land

Roads map

Top 10 Naturalist Destinations in Renfrew County, including species lists (compiled by Chris Michener): http://www.ottawavalley.travel/naturalist-guide/

Renfrew County Biotabase

The Renfrew County Biotabase is an online flora and fauna survey of Renfrew County. Please check out the Biotabase User Guide to see how you can get involved. Your surveys, sightings, and lists of species identified in Renfrew County will be valuable additions to our knowledge of the flora and fauna of Renfrew County.

Ongoing PAFN programs include:

 Gathering and providing data on winter bird populations and distribution to Bird Studies Canada by conducting two Christmas Bird Counts, in Pembroke and Eganville.

 

Gathering distribution and diversity data for butterfly studies by conducting two annual Butterfly Counts in Renfrew County.

 

Contributing odonata population and distribution data to the Toronto Entomologists Association by conducting an annual dragonfly count.

 

Conducting a winter waterfowl survey on the Ottawa River in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

 

Leading a variety of public field trips throughout the year to introduce and educate participants to the biodiversity of our region.

 

Hosting open meetings with educational presentations and guest speakers.

 

Participating in Renfrew County Natural History Day.

 

Setting up an information display at the Renfrew County Annual Outdoor Woodlot Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Trip to Bellow's Bay

Date: Saturday, April 23

Time: 8 a.m.

Trip Leaders: Robin Cunningham (613-732-8402) and Christian Renault.

Meet at the marina in Pembroke, at the mouth of the Muskrat River. We can car pool from there.

 Bring rubber boots, as mud and water will be encountered on the walk (1.5 km total). Migrant songbirds, ducks and friendly people are highlights. Spotting

scopes are useful, binoculars essential.


Shaw Woods: Mother's Day Weekend Wildflowers and Nature Walk

Date: Sunday, May 8

Time: 2 PM

Where: Shaw Woods on Bulgers Road.  Parking is now available at the Shaw Woods parking lot

Trip Leaders: Christian Renault (613-735-8395), Grant Bickel, and Robin Cunningham.

The purpose of this outing will be to enjoy early spring in the beautiful Shaw

Woods. The main focus will be to see woodland wildflowers such as Blue

Cohosh, Trout Lily, Trilliums and several other species.


This walk is for all ages and is an introduction to the Shaw Woods, an old-growth forest. The walk will be easy to moderate on well-maintained trails. The pace will be determined by the participants and will last about 2.5 hours.

Walk in the Petawawa Terrace (Old Fish Hatchery)
Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: 8 a.m.

Where: Meet in the upper parking lot of the Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park, on Laurentian Drive, Petawawa.

Trip Leaders: Robin Cunningham (613-732-8402) and Ken Hooles.

Spring migrant song birds and waterfowl can be expected. A good outing for children, as Canada Geese will likely be present and quite possibly with young.  This is an enjoyable, relaxed outing.  Please bring rubber boots for some wet/muddy areas.


PAFN - Garage Sale - Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, June 11

Time: 7 a.m. to noon

Where: Children's Garden Nursery, 375 Doran St., Pembroke

This is a combined yard sale at the Children's Garden Nursery.  Benita and other volunteers from the Club will be staffing the sale of all manner of goods with the proceeds going to both the Children's Garden Nursery and the Pembroke Area Field Naturalists.

Donations of goods are welcome during the week leading up to the sale.

For more information, please call Benita Richardson at 613-735-5404.








 

 

 

 

 

 

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