The Island Naturalist is the quarterly published newsletter of the Natural History Society of PEI and provides documentation on nature sightings as well as articles and notices of upcoming events. It is available in Acrobat Reader colour format via email to members of Nature PEI, or in black and white hard copy delivered by regular mail. Hard copies are printed on recycled paper. As an example a current issue has many vivid colour images from some of PEI’s top nature photographers and is 22 pages in length.

Articles, notes, reports, drawings, bird sightings, plant records, etc. are welcomed from members and non-members. If you have seen anything unusual, please share it with us. It is important to have your observations recorded so that others may learn from them.

All contributions should be sent by mail to:

Morgan McNeil, Newsletter Editor, Nature PEI, via E-mail

The next deadline for articles, sightings, or other newsletter information to be submitted to the Island Naturalist is May 20, 2023. 

The Natural History Society gratefully acknowledges support from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development which enables distribution of newsletters to schools and libraries desiring it. The Natural History Society is an affiliate of Nature Canada and has representation on the board of the Island Nature Trust. The Society is a registered, non-profit organization (Part 2, Companies Act). Tax receipts are issued for donations to the Society and these funds are used to further the work of the Society.

Reprinting: Editors of other newsletters and teachers wishing to copy classroom materials are welcome to reprint articles from Island Naturalist (except when copyrighted). Due acknowledgment must be provided to Island Naturalist, the author and illustrator. Below is a sample page from 2018.sample pagePrinted back issues of Island Naturalist are available through the National Library in Ottawa, the Robertson Library at UPEI, and through the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown.

Back issues of Island Naturalist in PDF format are also available:

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