Nature PEI monthly meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month (except July, August, and September). All meetings are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.
- Each meeting commences with announcements and nature sightings over the last month followed by a nutrition break and a guest speaker. We meet at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House in Charlottetown (corner of Kent & West). Admission is free and young people are welcome at our meetings and field trips.
We also want to send 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.
Let’s Talk Waterfowl – Open House
Thursday November 28, 2019 7pm – 9pm
PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown
Staff from the Canadian Wildlife Service will provide information on the following topics and will be available to answer questions regarding waterfowl on Prince Edward Island.
Migratory Bird Regulations – Modernization
Migratory Gamebird Hunting Regulations – Proposed Changes 2020-2022
Migratory Gamebird Hunting Permits
Black Duck Management
Resident Canada Goose Banding Program
North Atlantic Population Canada Goose Tracking Study
Other Topics and Questions
Question and Answer Period after each presentation
For more information, to register, or to submit questions, please contact Al Hanson 506 364 5061 or email@example.com.
Registration is not required but will help in planning for seating and refreshments.
Head – Aquatic Assessment, Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada
firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 506-364-5061
Tuesday Dec. 3 – Mammals of PEI and Adjacent Marine Waters
– Rosemary Curley will be Nature PEI’s guest speaker for the Society’s launch of the new book Mammals of PEI and Adjacent Marine Waters co-authored by Pierre-Yves Daoust, Donald F. McAlpine, Kimberly Riehl, and Dan McAskill. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown. Suitable young naturalist event.
Saturday Dec. 14th to Sunday Jan. 5th – The Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. These are held annually across Canada, United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Nature PEI hosts four of these 24 km diameter count circles:
Dec. 14th (Saturday) – The East Point Christmas Bird Count – Please contact Dwaine Oakley at 393-6223 or email@example.com for details and to register. The date may changein the advent of severe weather so please contact your coordinator.
Dec. 15th (Sunday) – The Prince Edward Island National Park Christmas Bird Count – Please contact Dan McAskill at 569-4351 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for
information or to register. The date may change in the advent of severe weather so please contact your coordinator.
Dec. 26th (Thursday) – The Hillsborough Christmas Bird Count – There will be a pot-luck after the event for participants at 6 PM. Please contact Dan McAskill at 569-4351 or E-mail at email@example.com for information or to register. The date may change in the advent of severe weather so please contact your coordinator.
Dec. 28th (Saturday) – The Montague Christmas Bird Count – Please contact Scott Sinclair via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to register. The date may change in the advent of severe weather so please contact your coordinator.
Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020 – Nature PEI’s Annual General Meeting & Down Under with the Birds – Diane Griffin and Rosemary Curley will be our guest speakers with their presentation on their trip to Australia. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown. Suitable young naturalist event.
February Members Night Submitted Photos
March Dr. Mike van Den Heuvel Estuarine Health
April Dr. Andrew McKenzie-Goptill PEI Invasive Species Council
May Dr. David Cairns Mackerel/Striped Bass/Bluefin
June Dr. John Calder Fossils of PEI