March Meeting – Our Stormy Climate with Don Jardine

calendar%20cover%20cover[1]Nature PEI Meeting Notice – Tuesday March 3, 2015

Islanders love their storms and love talking about them even more so. Nature PEI’s Tuesday March 3rd presentation, “PEI – Our Stormy Climate,” is sure to satisfy the storm watchers in the cozy and warm atmosphere of the Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown.

Don Jardine, project manager with the UPEI Climate Research Lab and co-author of the 2015 PEI Weather Trivia Calendar, will talk about historical storms on PEI since the province was first settled, including information and photographs of more recent storms as well as the impact these storms have on coastal erosion.

“Our geographic location in the Gulf of St. Lawrence makes our Island province vulnerable to weather systems from Central Canada, the eastern seaboard of the USA and tropical storms which originate in the Atlantic Ocean”, says Jardine, who has worked with the PEI Dept. of Environment for 30 years and has also been involved in conducting climate change vulnerability studies in several communities in Atlantic Canada.

“A number of intense storms impact our province each year which result in inland and coastal flooding, coastal erosion and some extreme precipitation and high wind events.”

The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield Carriage House – corner of Kent and West Streets in Charlottetown. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free. Refreshments are served. Copies of the 2015 calendar are still available trough the Climate Research Lab at UPEI through the link “Some Weather We’er Having”.

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Event Sunday Feb 15 Cancelled

Regrettably, due to tomorrows pending forecast for a blizzard, and the condition of the roads and feeders in the Charlottetown area the event planned for Sunday has been cancelled. Watch for a new event next month.

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Events This Weekend

Birding on PEI and NaturePEI are taking part in two events this weekend.

The PEI Winter Woodlot Tour in Brookvale Saturday, Feb. 14

And the : Charlottetown and Area – Feeder and Bird Tour, Sunday, Feb. 15. Meet at Indigo at 8:00 AM

All are welcome!

And remember this is the Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend – Feb. 13 -16

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Nature PEI’s monthly meeting has been postponed again.

Nature PEI’s monthly meeting has been postponed again due to winter weather. The new date is Monday February 9, 2015 at Beaconsfield Carriage House beginning at 7:30pm.
Dr. David Cairns, research scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Charlottetown, will tell the story of American eels on PEI.
Hope to see you there!

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Nature PEI’s monthly meeting postponed due to storm

Nature PEI’s monthly meeting has been postponed due to storm to Thursday February 5, 2015 at Beaconsfield Carriage House beginning at 7:30pm.
Dr. David Cairns, research scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Charlottetown, will tell the story of American eels on PEI.
Hope to see you there!

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Rare lichen discovered on P.E.I.

Check out this CBC story with Rosemary Curley, Nature PEI President speaking about research carried out by Troy McMullin and supported by Nature PEI during the 2014 summer field season.

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Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 13-16, 2015.

16 January 2015 – Birdwatchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 13-16, 2015. Around the globe, tens of thousands of volunteers – of all ages and birding skill levels – will count birds in backyards, local parks, nature reserves, and wherever they happen to be. This free, family-friendly educational activity is loads of fun and supports bird conservation!
The GBBC provides a great opportunity to learn more about birds and connect with nature, and is an ideal way for more experienced birders to introduce friends and family to the wonderful world of birding. Visit the GBBC website to explore the species seen in your community, region, or country. You can make a difference for birds by counting the birds in your neighbourhood. Join in the Great Backyard Bird Count.
For more information, email Canadian GBBC Coordinator Kerrie Wilcox at gbbc@birdscanada.org. The GBBC is a joint project of Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.

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