Nature PEI’s October meeting will feature a discussion with Brendan Kelly on the decline of songbird populations and what we can do at a local level to ensure that the birds keep singing. Through stories of his personal experiences and a look through his camera lens, Brendan promises to “shed a light on the travesty that is happening to our feathered friends”. Brendan’s hope is that by sharing the work he has done, he will motivate others to make individual contributions towards conserving birds and their habitats.
Since elementary school, Brendan has been an environmental activist and conservationist, working with local governments and organizations to protect and conserve birds and their native habitats. He continues to actively volunteer for a number of organizations including Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, and the Canadian Wildlife Service. In 2012, Brendan received the title of a Newalta Wetland Hero by Ducks Unlimited Canada and later in 2014, received the Newfoundland Environmental Award. After many years of building and monitoring over 100 nest boxes across Newfoundland Labrador, Brendan successfully documented the first and second nesting record of Northern Saw-Whet Owl for the island of Newfoundland! Currently, Brendan Kelly is a student in the University of Prince Edward Island’s Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation program.
All are welcome at the Carriage House, Beaconsfield at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to meet Brendan and learn more about the birds around us and how we can help.
Refreshments will be served – suitable for all ages. Please bring any younger naturalists in your family or neighbourhood who would benefit from this presentation.