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 a brief business meeting followed by a nutrition break and a guest speaker. All are welcome to attend at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House in Charlottetown (corner of Kent & West). Refreshments are served and admission is free.
2018 events:Usher in Spring with an evening of spectacular nature photography by PEI naturalist and photographer Lucas MacCormack. During his presentation Lucas will take us through the many different natural habitats on PEI, sharing his favourite photos of everything from small mammals to large mammals, birds of prey to songbirds, and flowers to insects. Lucas will provide a few words about each image, as well as how he went about taking the photo.
At 15 years of age, Lucas is well known for his unique and inspiring images of nature as well as his knowledge of the subjects he photographs. His interest in nature started a few years ago with birding and he soon became fascinated with all aspects of this complex natural world. Lucas notes that “Once I got my hands on some decent camera gear I began thinking more about photography rather than just taking quick snapshots of whatever I saw.” His photographic interests now range from birds and wildlife, to macro work with plants, insects and other small creatures, and he enjoys doing landscapes and portraits as well.
All are welcome to join Nature PEI, Tuesday April 3, 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House in Charlottetown (West/Kent St.) for a photographic walk on the wild side with an extraordinary young photographer and naturalist.
No admission is charged and refreshments are served. This event would be a suitable topic for young naturalists so please consider inviting younger family members or friends who have an interest in science, nature or photography.
Apr. 8 to 14 – National Wildlife Week. The theme is “Get Reacquainted with the “Awe”.
Apr. 13 – Donation Deadline for Island Nature Trust Dinner & Auction. Last day for dropping off raffle and auction items for the Trust’s Dinner & Auction. Please check with the Trust at 902-892-7513 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Island Nature Trust’s 34th Annual Dinner & Auction. The venue has changed to
Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown with reception starting at 6 PM and meal at 7 PM. A beautiful buffet meal, raffles and auction will help to raise funds for the Trust’s ongoing land conservation and acquisition program. The meal will be in Memorial Hall and the concourses and Studio A will host the raffle & auction item displays. Tickets are $75. To arrange tickets, please contact the Trust at 902-892-7513 or email@example.com
Apr. 22 – Earth Day. This is our 48th Earth Day. The collective action theme is end plastic pollution.
May 1 – Prehistoric PEI. Will Beckett, Island Filmmaker and photographer, with be our guest speaker on prehistoric history of PEI. Will is currently developing a documentary on the prehistory of the Island which will hopefully be live-streamed by the end of March and placed on You Tube. This Nature PEI meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street,
Charlottetown. Suitable for young naturalists.
May 12 – Nature PEI’s Flower Fly Pinning Workshop. This free workshop will help participants to learn how to pin, label and store flower flies and other insects. John Klymko will be our leader for this workshop and will give hands on instruction for pinning and collection. The workshop is at 1 to 4 pm, tentatively at the Forests, Fish and Wildlife Office at 183 Upton Road in Charlottetown.
May 26 – Nature PEI’s Bain Bird Count – This is the Society’s spring bird count which documents the movement of migrating birds to PEI. The counts can take place anywhere on the Island between midnight and midnight during this day. Birders are encouraged to form teams and participate in this event. For more information, please contact Dan McAskill 902-569-4351.
Jun. 5 – Musseling Through a Green Crab Invasion. Paula Tummon-Flynn will
share her local research on the Green Grab, a species on Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s ten most unwanted list. This Nature PEI meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Street, Charlottetown. Suitable for young naturalists.
Jun. 5 – World Environment Day