Pitcher Plant - photo by S. Banks
Pitcher Plant – photo by S. Banks

At monthly meetings, guest speakers make presentations on topics related to nature that are of interest to club members. Everyone is encouraged to participate by sharing their experiences and observations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have hosted our meetings via Zoom, but we look forward to greeting members and friends in person once more when health considerations allow us to. 

Regularly scheduled field trips offer members the opportunity to learn about and experience habitats around the County and beyond. 

Events Calendar

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  • PECFN SWIFT WATCH, MAY 18, 22, 26, 30, JUNE 3
    19:00 -21:00
    2024.06.03

    Swift Watch 2024

    Since 2012 PECFN has participated in Birds Canada’s Swift Watch, which monitors local Chimney Swift populations across their Canadian range and identifies the chimneys they use, by counting the Swifts flying overhead and as they enter and exit chimneys.

    Swift Watch 2024 occurs on the evenings of May 18, May 22, May 26, May 30 and June 3. We will gather in the parking lot just south of the Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street, at 7pm. This is a great
    opportunity to learn more about these mysterious birds who you hear before you see while collecting data to ensure their survival.

    If you wish to participate, please contact Amy Bodman at amy.bodman@gmail.com.

     

     

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  • Special Event: Chimney Swift S.O.S.
    19:00 -21:00
    2024.06.17

    Special Event: Chimney Swift S.O.S., Monday, June 17, 7pm at the CAPE, 347 Picton Main St.

    PECFN is very pleased to be partnering with Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s PEC branch (ACO PEC) and The CAPE to host “Chimney Swift S.O.S.”! The event will focus on the unique relationship between Picton’s wonderful heritage buildings and Chimney Swifts. The CAPE (the old Picton Legion) has a chimney that Swifts all use.

    Chimney Swift S.O.S. will feature a presentation by Winifred Wake from Nature London. Winnifred has dedicated much of her life to studying, promoting, and protecting Chimney Swifts. Heritage architect Edwin Rowse will talk about adaptions that can be used to protect chimneys while allowing them to function as Swift habitat. PECFN will present a summary of SwiftWatch data. We’ll conclude the evening with an architectural walking tour of downtown Picton heritage buildings, conducted by members of ACO PEC, that have been used by Swifts.

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  • MEMBERS MEETING AND POT LUCK DINNER, MONDAY JUNE 24, BLOOMFIELD HALL
    18:00 -20:30
    2024.06.24

    Join us for our annual potluck dinner at the Bloomfield Hall, 289 Main St. PECFN will supple the lasangas — a choice of vegetarian or meat — and beverages. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert. As well, please bring your own plate and utensils!

    After dinner, we’ll be treated to three short presentations from members: David Bree on Dragonflies, Victoria Taylor on Creating a Rain Garden, and Gerry Jenkison on Lessons Learned from Planting a Little Forest (Miyawaki).

    Sit down to dinner at 6 pm; presentations begin around 7 pm.

    Looking forward to seeing  you!

     

     

     

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