Nature PEI’s April meeting offers a rare glimpse into the family life of red foxes with Donna Martin. Through her vivid photography and her observations of their natural behavior, Donna will take us on a journey following some red fox families that reside and raise their families in and around the Summerside area. Donna will also share some fun fox facts, variation in coat colors, and some behavioral observations. Donna notes that “the red fox has certainly earned it reputation for its intelligence and cunning” adding that “here on PEI, foxes are extremely adaptable around our human environments and can be found almost everywhere, from our sand dunes and beaches, to our farms, suburban areas, and even within our cities”.
Donna has always had a passion and interest in nature and conservation, and is an avid birder and an amateur photographer who likes to portray wildlife in its natural setting, and also in wood. She is a graduate of Holland College’s Renewable Resource Management Program and has a diploma in Wildlife Technology. Donna is also a recent recipient of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation “Volunteer of the Year Award” for her contribution to the preservation of the heritage of PEI.
All are welcome to Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, Tuesday, April 2 to meet Donna and learn more about the fascinating family life of our Island foxes. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. with a raffle and refreshments, and the main presentation begins at 8 p.m.