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 fully open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.
- Each meeting commences with announcements and nature sightings from the last month followed by a nutrition break and a guest speaker 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.
The Into to Birding finishes with a field trip on Saturday June 1st meeting at 5:45 am at Provincial Administration Building parking lot on Kent St. near Beaconsfield, the corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown for ride share coordination. Departure at 6 am sharp
Jun. 8 – World Oceans Day – This international celebration raises awareness of the importance of our oceans. This year, we want you to: change attitudes to think about what the oceans mean to each of us, and what oceans have to offer; learn – discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful creatures and habitats found in the oceans, and how our actions affect them; change your ways – become a caretaker of our oceans, helping to protect and conserve them for our future; and celebrate organize or participate in ocean events, whether you live inland or on the coast.
Jun. 9 – Canada Rivers Day – The second Sunday of June was proclaimed as a national day for all Canadians to celebrate the vital role rivers play in our lives. Landowners are encouraged to implement a wildlife conservation activity by planting native trees and shrubs that provide cover or food on your property, cleaning up and properly disposing waste materials found along a section of a river or stream, or submitting wildlife sightings or wildlife photographs to one of Canada’s citizen science sites.
June 9th – Eagle Banding. A Nature PEI Field Trip led by Gerald MacDougall. Participants to meet at Orwell Farm Museum parking lot at 11:00 am. As the day may change based on inclement weather, please contact Gerald at email@example.com on details.
Jun. 11 & 13 – Passport to Nature Forest Bird Walks – for more info, see http://www.islandnaturetrust.ca website
Jun. 14 – Official Launch of the Basin Head Interpretation Park – The Souris and Area Branch PEI Wildlife Federation is holding a launch for the new Basin Head Interpretation Park at 1 pm at 336 Basin Head Road, Basin Head, PE
Jun. 15 – Passport to Nature Wildflower Walk – for more info, see http://www.islandnaturetrust.ca website
Jun. 15 to Aug. 10 – Island Nature Trust Experiential Workshop Series – As part of its 40th Anniversary , the Island Nature Trust is holding a series of experiential workshops to raise funds for its natural areas acquisition and management programs on PEI. The cost is $20 per person and pre-registration is essential. While the fee is non-refundable, you can transfer it to another person if you cannot attend. The nature based workshops are: June 15th – Fossil Foray with Local Geologist Andy Henry;
Aug. 3 – Guided Walk to Boughton Island at Low Tide (AKA Clam Digging at Boughton Island) led by Judi Allen and David McBurney;
Aug. 10 – Walk the Tidal Flats to St. Peter’s Island led by Island Nature Trust staff; and
Aug. 10 – Bonshaw Hills Nature Walk led by Diane Griffin. There are also other workshops. To register or obtain more information on time, place and rain dates, please contact the Island Nature Trust at https://www.islandnaturetrust.ca/int-workshops/ or phone 902-892-7513.
Jul. 6 – NCC Kingsboro Nature Reserve BioBlitz – Become a citizen scientist! Join Nature PEI and NCC for the Kingsboro Forest Nature Reserve BioBlitz. Meet at the Eastern Kings Community Centre at 85 Munns Road in Bothwell for a 9 a.m. start. BioBlitzes are fun and educational activities that let families and friends team up with experienced naturalists to discover and learn about plant and animal species and contribute to their documentation. For more information and to register, go to: https://events.natureconservancy.ca/alevent/kingsboro-forest-bioblitz/ If you have any difficulties registering or accessing the website, contact Abby at : Abigail.Pavao@natureconservancy.ca or Barbara Dylla, Nature PEI Field Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org can also assist you with any additional information.
Jul. 28 – Nature PEI Field Trip along Winter River Trail – Join field trip leader Luke Peters for a 3.5 km walk along the Winter River Trail. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the head of the Winter River Trail in Suffolk. The trail head is located at the end of the East Suffolk Road, Suffolk, PEI. The hike is suitable for all ages. However please note that the trail is of medium difficulty.
Aug. 23 to 25 – Nature PE 50th Anniversary Celebration – Interpretive field trips, hikes, picnic – barbeque, and more. The details will be posted on Nature PEI’s website (www.naturepei.ca and emailed to members).
Sept. 14 – Passport to Nature Deroche Pond Celebration – for more info, see http://www.islandnaturetrust.ca website
Sept. 21 – Neil Bennett Autumn Birding Classic Fund Raiser – The more teams the better as this event supports natural area conservation and contributes to our knowledge of autumn bird migration. If you wish to form a team, participate, or make a donation, please contact Barb at 902-892-7513 / email@example.com or Dan McAskill at 902-393-4385.
Oct. 1 – Natural PEI’s Meeting. Guest speaker to be announced. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown. YN
Nov. 5 – 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. YN
Dec. 3 -Forty Years of Protecting PEI’s Natural Areas – Megan Harris of the Island Nature Trust will be Nature PEI’s guest speaker. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown. YN