August sightings of note

Hummingbird Clearwing Moths are regular visitors at the phlox in our garden. Gwen Forsyth, Lakefield Your column several weeks ago regarding Gypsy Moths really caught our attention. We have a cottage on Jack Lake and recall the infestation back in the 1970s. This past several weeks our cottage there have Read more…

February 2020 sightings of interest

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) (1) – Reported Feb 01, 2020 17:19 by Matthew Tobey – Peterborough Municipal Airport–pond, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2376419,-78.3566642&ll=44.2376419,-78.3566642 – Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64024864 – Comments: “Calling from woodlot between Moncrief Line and the airport.” Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (10) – Reported Feb 02, 2020 08:15 by Read more…

July Sightings of Interest

20th Annual Petroglyphs Butterfly Count: The compiling of the July 21st butterfly count is finally finished  and final results have been submitted to the North America Butterfly Association. A total of 55 species were recorded, slightly above the average for the last few years. The Indian Skipper found in the Park Read more…

June sightings of interest

Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) (1) – Reported Jul 01, 2019 04:39 by Donald A. Sutherland – Chase Memorial Park, Gannons Narrows, Ontario – Map: – Checklist:                 Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (2) – Reported Jun 27, 2019 11:00 by Dave Milsom – Peterborough–Trent Read more…

April sightings of interest

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1) – Reported Apr 23, 2019 13:15 by Sarah Bonnett – Mather’s Corners Meltwater Pond, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: – Comments: “Previously seen here, Very pink! White forehead, no green in head! Goodbye nemesis bird, thank you Peterborough for needing me to come visit Read more…

October sightings of note

Barred Owl (Strix varia) (1) – Reported Oct 28, 2018 07:35 by Tim Haan – 169 Pencil Lake Road, Kinmount, Ontario, CA (44.816, -78.364), Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49525404 Barred Owl (Strix varia) (1) – Reported Oct 28, 2018 16:25 by Tim Haan – 6152 Ontario 28, Woodview, Read more…

September sightings of note

Peterborough Field Naturalists Sunday AM Nature Walk (Sept. 30) Today, a group of us walked along the hydro corridor west of Hetherington Dr. (just south of Woodland) and into the north end of University Heights Park. We enjoyed the abundant asters (e.g., New England, Heath, Panicled, Heart-leaved), Zig-Zag Goldenrod, White Read more…

July sightings of note

Another fox in city dining on Gray Squirrels There was a large number of squirrels in our neighbourhood. Then came a large, gray-coloured fox, easily the size of my fifty pound Springer Spaniel. I’d often see it at first light, and thrice seen carrying a black-phase Gray Squirrel. The squirrel Read more…

Sightings of note: July 1 – 7

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (1) – Reported Jul 05, 2018 11:50 by Sheila Collett – engleburn ave, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: – Comments: “Sitting on the edge of one of the islands off our back yard for about 10 minutes and then flew up into a willow tree Read more…