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Lichen Emblem for PEI

Vote for Lichen Emblem for PEI The four nominees first, then scroll down to vote in the online ballot below. Lichens are neither plant nor fungus. In lichens we have a case of two life-forms, fungus and algae, living together … Continue reading

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March 3, 2020 meeting – Decline of  Eelgrass in Estuaries

At Nature PEI’s upcoming meeting, Dr. Michael van den Heuvel will discuss the decline of  eelgrass in Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence estuaries. Seagrasses are salt water adapted flowering plants that are threatened by human activities around the globe. In the Southern … Continue reading

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Nature PEI – Members night – Feb 4, 2020

Nature PEI Members night is nigh! All are welcome to share in this fun and informative evening featuring nature photography and stories from members. Expect a spectacular array of photos – from bugs to birds and everything in between – … Continue reading

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Summerside Launch of Mammals Book

The Summerside launch of Mammals of Prince Edward Island and Adjacent Marine Waters will take place Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the Eptek Centre.  Kim Riehl will present the marine mammals and Rosemary Curley the terrestrial mammals. Books will be on … Continue reading

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Birding Down Under – topic for Jan. 7, 2019

Nature PEI will be ushering in the New Year with their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a  special  presentation on  “Birding Down Under”  with local naturalists Diane Griffin and Rosemary Curley.  Diane and Rosemary  will highlight their experience with an amazing variety … Continue reading

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Christmas List

If anyone hasn’t acquired the latest addition to their collection of Prince Edward Island books – The Mammals of PEI and Adjacent Marine Waters, published by Island Studies Press is available in better bookstores and is an excellent documentation of … Continue reading

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The impact of outdoor cats on native wildlife species.

Recent research on the impact of outdoor cats on native wildlife species has been revealing and Nature PEI was pleased to share this research with the public in October 2019 when Dr. Dave McRuer, a wildlife health specialist employed by … Continue reading

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