Calendar

  • 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 longThroughout 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.

Sunday Oct. 13th – Autumn in the Forest – An Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project interpretive walk focused on plants and animals. Starts at 2:00 pm. Meet at Nature Centre 269 Macphail Park Road, Orwell.

Autumn Colours in the Bonshaw Hills — A Nature Hike
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 (rain date Sunday October 20)
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Park at Baptist Church, right across the TransCanada Highway from Bonshaw Park.
The hike will be an easy 2 km along the Ji’ka’we’katik Trail and river, with a chance to observe flora and fauna, and perhaps a few mushrooms. Participants have the option to explore the Equestrian Park afterwards. 
Pets are permitted on leash.
Group leaders: Rosemary Curley and Barbara Dylla
For information, contact Barbara at b.dylla@eastlink.ca

Saturday Oct. 19th – Percival River Walk – An Island Nature Trust Passport to Nature ~2 hour interpretive walk through the Acadian Marshes Natural Area (rain date Oct. 20). Meet at Grande Digue Road in Alaska, PEI. Walk commences at 10 am. Admission by donation with a minimum suggested donation of $10.

Saturday Oct. 26th – MacKinnon’s Bog Walk – An Island Nature Trust Passport to Nature ~2 hour interpretive walk through the MacKinnon’s Bog (rain date Oct. 27). Meet roadside on Cardigan Road (Rte 313) 6.9 km north of Route 4 intersection in Corraville, PEI. Walk commences at 10 am. Admission by donation with a minimum suggested donation of $10. Note: rubber boots recommended.

Tuesday Nov. 5 —  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. Suitable young naturalist event.

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 dwaine.oakley@gmail.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 jdmcaskill@pei.sympatico.ca 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 jdmcaskill@pei.sympatico.ca 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 scsinclair@pei.sympatico.ca 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.

 

 

 

 

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