Birding on PEI and Nature PEI are planning a field trip in and around the Charlottetown area to look for Waterfowl (as well as other birds). To join us on this outing meet at the Indigo parking lot Sunday, November 17 at 8:00 AM. We will car-pool from Indigo to a number of areas around the city. Anyone of any age is welcome to join the group. No experience necessary. Please dress for the weather.
In case of inclement weather, we will go Sunday, November 24, meeting at the same place and time.
NaturePEI – The Natural History Society of PEI will hold its next meeting - Tuesday Nov. 5th, 2013 - PEI Offshore Islands, Their Values and Future Prospects - Gerald MacDougall will be the feature speaker. The Society’s meeting starts at 7:30 PM at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House at 2 Kent Street.
Nature PEI: The Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island is planning a trip to Joggins Fossil Cliffs October 27, 2013. We will be meeting and car-pooling from Indigo parking lot at 8:00 AM sharp. The fee to enter Joggins is $7.50 and participants will be expected to share travel expenses and bridge toll ($44.50). This a rain or shine event so please dress and be prepared for the weather. You will require adequate footwear for walking on the rocky shore. The center has drinks and snacks available but the restaurant is closed so you may wish to bring a lunch or be prepared to stop along the way. Please post to the event page on Facebook so we can let them know of numbers to expect. More info may be found here: http://jogginsfossilcliffs.net/
NaturePEI – The Natural History Society of PEI will hold its next meeting – Tuesday Oct 1st, 2013. The topic is - New Developments in Piping Plover Management, and the presentation will feature the Island Nature Trusts’s Jackie Waddell and Julie Zahavich. For more information on upcoming event click on the Calendar tab above.
The June meeting of Nature PEI will feature the topic Birding through the Seasons. Ron Arvidson will feature a retrospective look at birding fun with friends and enemies, in the many secret PEI places, through the seasons for the next regular monthly meeting. The meeting will start at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House at the corner of West and Kent Streets in Charlottetown. Ron is a well known naturalist on PEI who is also an accomplished nature photographer. His talk will be illustrated with his own work. All are welcome to attend.
The guest speaker at our May meeting will be Dr Donald McAlpine, Research Curator and Head of the Zoology Section at the New Brunswick Museum who will discuss “The Decline and Fall of Bats in Eastern Canada”. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Donald F. McAlpine, Ph.D. Head, Department of Natural Science, Research Curator and Head, Zoology Section at the New Brunswick Museum is well known to the conservation community throughout the Maritimes and across Canada. Don has published dozens of scientific articles on both vertebrates and invertebrates, from whales to snails, and is the co-editor of the recent book “Assessment of Species Diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone”. Since 2010 he has coordinated research on bat caves and bats in New Brunswick, both before and after the arrival of White-nose Syndrome.
Nature PEI: Natural History Society of PEI meets at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, May 7th at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown.