Let’s Talk Waterfowl – Open House

We recently received this invitation:

We are going to have an open house to talk about waterfowl management in PEI.  You can distribute the following invitation to your members, and other potentially interested groups and individuals.

Let’s Talk Waterfowl – Open House

Thursday November 28, 2019     7pm – 9pm

PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown

Staff from the Canadian Wildlife Service will provide information on the following topics and will be available to answer questions regarding waterfowl on Prince Edward Island.

Migratory Bird Regulations – Modernization

Migratory Gamebird Hunting Regulations – Proposed Changes 2020-2022

Migratory Gamebird Hunting Permits

Black Duck Management

Resident Canada Goose Banding Program

North Atlantic Population Canada Goose Tracking Study

Other Topics and Questions

Question and Answer Period after each presentation

For more information, to register, or to submit questions, please contact Al Hanson 506 364 5061 or al.hanson@canada.ca.

Registration is not required but will help in planning for seating and refreshments.

Alan Hanson
Head – Aquatic Assessment, Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada
al.hanson@canada.ca / Tel: 506-364-5061

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The Mammals of PEI and Adjacent Marine Waters

Notice to any mammals book pre-purchaser:

Your book, The Mammals of PEI and Adjacent Marine Waters, may be picked up

at the Carriage House (Beaconsfield) 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown

on Tuesday, December 3rd  from 2:00 – 5:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

We are contacting all who have pre-ordered, realizing that some of you have made arrangements for others to pick up your book. You may wish to remind them to pick it up.

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An Evening Of Adventure With Adam Shoalts

Tuesday November 19 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Bookmark and the PEI Adventure Initiative are pleased to present an evening with one of Canada’s greatest living explorers, Adam Shoalts, discussing his new book, Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic. Come out and enjoy a wonder filled evening of reading and conversation with Adam.

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 19th at 7 PM at the Carriage House at Beaconsfield, 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown. This is a free event and everyone is invited.

For additional information.

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Forty Years of Protecting PEI’s Natural Areas

Nature PEI’s November meeting will feature a presentation by Megan Harris, Executive Director of the Island Nature Trust (INT), the Island’s first and oldest private land trust. Megan will take us through four decades of challenges, achievements and opportunities in protecting the Island’s natural heritage, from the issues that led to the inception of the INT in 1979, to a discussion of where the organization is going over the next five years and how Islanders can help.  Along the way, Megan will speak to where the organization is now – not only the acreage and ecosystems protected, but the stewardship and planning philosophies that guide their work. With the international emphasis on conservation, biodiversity and protected places that we see right now – Megan will also share her thoughts on the value and complexities of acting locally while thinking globally.

Megan is a graduate of the University of Victoria (BSc marine biology) and the University of Guelph (MSc amphibian toxicology). She has over twenty years of work experience in wildlife-related research, ecosystem reclamation / restoration and technical writing. Her work has taken her from BC to Ontario, New Zealand, Alberta and now Prince Edward Island.

All are welcome at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 pm, to meet Megan and learn more about the Island Nature Trust and what you can do to help.

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MARS – Community Tour

Join the Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) for their Island tour with stops in both Alberton Tuesday Oct 29, 7 pm and Charlottetown Wednesday Oct 30 at 7 pm.

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Autumn Colours in the Bonshaw Hills

Autumn Colours in the Bonshaw Hills — A Nature Hike
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 (rain date Sunday October 20)
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Park at Baptist Church, right across the TransCanada Highway from Bonshaw Park.
The hike will be an easy 2 km along the Ji’ka’we’katik Trail and river, with a chance to observe flora and fauna, and perhaps a few mushrooms. Participants have the option to explore the Equestrian Park afterwards. 
Pets are permitted on leash.
Group leaders: Rosemary Curley and Barbara Dylla
For information, contact Barbara at b.dylla@eastlink.ca
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Oct Meeting – Dr. Dave McRuer – Free-Roaming Cats

Our October meeting will feature a talk by Dr. Dave McRuer on the impacts of free-roaming cats on wildlife, environment, and even human health, with a focus on the benefits of indoor cat ownership for both wildlife and cat welfare.  Free-roaming cats are known to be one of the greatest causes of injury and death to our native wildlife, and are globally-listed by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as a top invasive alien species.

Dave has witnessed firsthand the impact free-roaming cats have on native wildlife, and has participated in multiple studies and education campaigns to promote indoor cat ownership. He is currently a wildlife health specialist employed by Parks Canada and based at the Atlantic Veterinary College. In this role, Dave works on a broad range of wildlife health issues in national parks. Prior to joining Parks Canada, Dave worked as a wildlife biologist with the PEI Division of Forests, Fish and Wildlife and as the Director of Veterinary Services at the Wildlife Center of Virginia,

All are welcome at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 pm, to meet Dave and learn more about this important issue.  The meeting starts at 7:30 with a raffle and refreshments. The feature presentation starts at 8 p.m.

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