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Book Award — Winner

The word is out – the winner in the PEI Book Awards competition this year in the non-fiction category is: Congratulations to all the authors! This is a landmark book in biological writing on PEI, years in the making and … Continue reading

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Bain Bird Count

Please find below, information for the Bain Bird Count this weekend Saturday May 30, Rain date May 31, 2020 (with apologies for the late notice).This event has few rules for counting. Anyone can go anywhere and count alone, or together with others … Continue reading

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The Winner Is

Online and mail-in balloting took place in March and April 2020 to select a lichen emblem for PEI. The clear winner was Frayed Ramalina (Ramalina roesleri). Nature PEI will be recommending the winner to the Government of PEI for consideration as an … 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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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 – … Continue reading

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