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Pembroke Area Field Naturalists

Town: Pembroke

Ontario Nature Region: Ontario East

The Pembroke area is located midway between Ottawa and North Bay along the Ottawa River, a natural corridor for wildlife. The club was founded in 1983 as the Pembroke and Area Bird Club, but changed its name in 1996 to better reflect the diverse interests of our members. The objectives of the club remain to protect the region's natural attributes and encourage further enjoyment of its flora and fauna through field trips and talks. The club sponsors Christmas Bird Counts in Pembroke, Eganville and Killaloe, two butterfly counts in July and a dragonfly count in August.

Our members are interested in all aspects of natural history, including astronomy, forest ecology, and moth, butterfly, dragonfly and orchid identification. In 1999, the PAFN co-sponsored a Star Night with Terrence Dickinson as the guest speaker, attracting 600 people. Good natural areas in the region are Lake Dore, Westmeath Provincial Park, Mud Lake/Snake River wetland, the Petawawa National Forest, Petawawa Fish Hatchering and the Shaw Woods, an old growth Forest.

Visit the Pembroke Area Field Naturalists website for more information.

For more information please contact Ontario Nature at 1-800-440-2366 or info@ontarionature.org.

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