If you want to instill a warm breeze into our long, cold winter and lift your spirits ahead of spring then come to Nature PEI’s March meeting for a tropical tour of the birds of Hawaii with Denise Motard. Through her photos, videos and anecdotes, Denise will share information on birds endemic to Hawaii, some introduced species and also ‘winter visitors’. “No, not the human tourist kind” points out Denise, “they are migratory birds, who have discovered those Paradise Islands long before us humans”.
As a child living in the middle of a big city with few green spaces, Denise Motard was introduced to nature by attending learning sessions at the Montreal Botanical Garden. Her passion for wildlife and gardening, and environmental and conservation issues grew from there. In her ‘retirement’, Denise works on various projects including websites on some Birds of the World, Birds of PEI, and Gardens of the World.
All are welcome Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 pm at the Carriage House, Beaconsfield, to meet Denise and learn more about the unique and varied bird life of Hawaii.
I also want to send all a warm reminder that Nature PEI is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year long. Throughout this 50th anniversary year, a variety of free events will be held to celebrate nature and highlight the ongoing role Nature PEI plays in citizen science. It will also host a bird identification course, complete writing a history of the past 50 years, and hold a 50th anniversary weekend celebration.Visit the Nature PEI website, or connect on Facebook to learn more about our anniversary celebrations, and the autumn nature walk that began it all 50 years ago.