May Meeting 2021 — Dr. David Cairns 

Tuesday May 4, 2021 – The Invention of Polar Bears and the Spoiling of the Great Arctic Party – Dr. David Cairns will be Nature PEI’s guest speaker with his presentation on polar bears which evolved an eye-blink ago in geologic time. His presentation recounts what happened when they arrived in an unsuspecting and unprepared Arctic world. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown.

This meeting is currently at capacity with pre-registrations but it will be broadcast via Facebook Live starting at 7:30 pm. It will be available here.

Dates and Time: All meetings start at 7:30 pm, on the first Tuesday of the month.

Location: Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown.   

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants must pre-register by Contacting Connie Gaudet.  Carriage House seating is much more limited now (we can have up to 37 people sitting in 2s, 3s & 4s).  and we ask that when pre-registering participants advise whether they will be attending as an individual or as part of a household group so the seating can be set up properly.  Due to limited seating, preference will be given to members. 

Participants must enter the Carriage House via the front door, provide their contact information and apply hand sanitizer which is supplied; respect the two-metre social distance rule; wear a face mask that covers the mouth and nose. When the presentation is ended, participants must follow instructions on queuing up to allow exit by the side door. General restrictions for entry are also in effect regarding health and travel status. 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR GATHERINGS:

  • Attendance for contact-tracing purposes will be taken on site.
  • Physical distance of 2 metres with individuals who are not part of one’s household must be maintained.
  • Wearing a non-medical mask is strongly recommended.
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Hillsborough River Assoc. AGM — April 13, 2021

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Monthly Meeting – April 6, 2021


Tuesday Apr. 6, 2021 – A Basic Introduction to Identifying Gulls on PEI– Donna Martin will be Nature PEI’s guest speaker with her presentation on identifying the Island’s gulls. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown. To address COVID-19 needs, pre-registration is essential. Contact Connie Gaudet to register.

To address COVID-19 needs, preregistration is essential. Contact Connie Gaudet at conniefairmont@gmail.com to register.

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Friday – March 26, 2021, Invasive Species Council workshop

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Island Wings Colouring Book

Island Wings a colouring book produced by Nature PEI is available for download and suitable for printing as individual colouring sheets; the book is a creative way for families to learn more about the birds around them and have fun doing it.

The description of the birds also includes a link to more material on iNaturalist a top site for citizen science and learning.

Check out the colouring book Island Wings.

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March Meeting — Update

Due to the current public health restrictions the March meeting for Nature PEI has been cancelled.

Stay safe.

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Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count started on Feb. 12th and runs to Feb. 15th. This free 4-day annual event allows bird watchers to contribute their sightings be it in their backyard or on a field trip. The GBBC creates a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Anyone can participate, from beginners to experts. You can count for as little as 15 minutes on a single day, or for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy – and it helps the birds See http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

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Coming Soon – Island Wings

Island Wings a colouring book produced by Nature PEI a number of years ago is coming soon to a computer printer near you. Available for download and suitable for printing as individual colouring sheets the book is a creative way for families to learn more about the birds around them and have fun doing it.

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January Meeting Postponed One Week

Hello all,


With the impending weather system  we have made the decision to postpone our meeting until next week, Tuesday February 9, 2021 – same place, same time (7:30). 

We are right at our capacity limit so please confirm your ability to attend on that date so I can finalize seating arrangements and make any adjustments.


Sorry for the inconvenience.


We hope to see you next week, and until then stay safe.


Connie Gaudet – Nature PEI Programs and Publicity

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Member’s Night – Give Us Your Best Shot!

Tuesday Tuesday – Feb. 2, 2021Members Night – Gerald MacDougall will be hosting Nature PEI’s Member’s Night . Meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown. To address COVID-19 needs, preregistration is essential. Contact Connie Gaudet to register. Send you best pictures to Gerald MacDougall to enter.

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