Since its founding in 1954, the PFNC has provided a meeting place for people with a passion for the natural world. We hold seven indoor meetings (including our AGM) from September to April, with guest speakers sharing their insights on a wide variety of topics concerning nature and the environment. As well, we offer field outings and trips, locally and out of the Niagara Region, led by knowledgeable members and guests, to experience nature firsthand. While the original primary focus of the Club was, and is, birds and birding, our members also have broad interests in natural heritage and conservation issues. Located as we are in the unique corridor between two Great Lakes, in the Carolinian Zone, and in an area which is becoming a popular retirement destination, the challenges of preserving natural areas are constantly with us and becoming increasingly more significant.
Our goals are: "to promote the preservation of wildlife and the protection of its habitat; to provide members and the community with information and opportunities to learn about nature and the environment; to promote public interest in, and a knowledge of, the natural history of the Niagara area; to collaborate and cooperate with area, provincial, national and international organizations having an environmental focus; to raise awareness of members and the community about land use policies, habitat loss, and environmental degradation".
Throughout its half-century+, PFNC members have been active on issues of nature conservation in our Region. These issues have included the Niagara Escarpment Plan, habitat destruction and rehabilitation, species re-introductions, Greenbelt legislation, the ongoing GTA Transit Corridor studies, and the recently-completed Natural Heritage Areas Inventory.
Peninsula Field Naturalists Club
P.O. Box 23031, Carlton RPO
St. Catharines, Ontario
Visit the Peninsula Field Naturalists Club website for more information.