The Kawarthas are the fertile lands of Southern Ontario that sit astride the Canadian Shield. This is cottage country – a place where people are closer and where children and adults remark on the sightings of animals, birds, and butterflies from windows and lakeside chairs and ask questions about what they see. Nature in the Kawarthas is a valuable asset to answer many of those questions. It offers an alternative to a shelf of field guides & deals with what can be expected in a relatively small, but uniquely rich, environment close to home. Nature in the Kawarthas presents a wealth of information on the birds, mammals, insects, flowers, reptiles, and amphibians of this special area. It discusses rare habitats and the behaviours of animals ranging from frogs to birds of prey. Nature in the Kawarthas describes where to visit to explore the natural wonders of this amazing area and its treasure of wild biodiversity. It is a true layman's guide to nature in the Kawarthas.
The Peterborough Field Naturalists (PFN) is a registered charity and active club in Peterborough, Ontario, that dates back to 1940. The authors include knowledgeable naturalists, teachers, and university and ministry professionals in a wide variety of wildlife fields. Their goal is to know, appreciate, and conserve nature in all its forms.