As part of Nature PEI’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the Society is offering a birding trip along the south shore of PEI. Dwaine Oakley will be our tour leader for this field trip which will feature stops at Hyde Park in Cornwall, Victoria, and the Noonan’s Marsh, lagoons, and beach in Borden-Carleton. It is anticipated that the field trip will conclude around noon.
Participants will meet at 6:20 am at the Provincial Administration Building Kent Street Parking Lot (opposite Beaconsfield) for car pooling with departure at 6:30 am sharp. While there will be an least a few telescopes, participants should bring their own binoculars, a guide to birds and, if they have one, their scope.
This field trip is free but donations or Nature PEI memberships will be gladly accepted.
For more information on this and other field trips, please see our website at or visit our Facebook site.Poster South Shore Birding Trip May 19 2019

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Smelt Festival – Cancelled – Walk and Hike Going Ahead

Hi Everyone,
The Pisquid River Smelt Festival scheduled for tomorrow is being cancelled because of the heavy rain forecast this evening and tonight and the showers continuing into tomorrow.  Because of the lateness, it will not be rescheduled this year.
The Pigot’s Trail Interpretive Walk and Hike scheduled for 9 am on May 11th will go ahead whether or not it rains.
Dan McAskill
Hillsborough River Association

Poster Interpretive Walk and Hike Pigot's Trail May 11 2019 fin

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Smelt Festival – May 11, 2019

Smelt Festival 2019 rescheduled to May 11

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Smelt Festival Rescheduled to May 11th.

Hi Everyone,
The heavy rain forecast tomorrow slated for tomorrow as well as the change in smelt migration status this week have forced us to reschedule the Pisquid River Smelt Festival to May 11th.
Hopefully you will be able to join us on that date instead.
Dan & Clarence
Dan McAskill
Hillsborough River Association
Clarence Ryan
Pisquid River Enhancement Project
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Charlottetown’s Ponds & Streams

At Nature PEI’s May meeting, Norman Dewar, Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group Coordinator, will talk about the strange things, both natural and unnatural, they have found in and about Charlottetown’s ponds and streams.  Norman will share  the discoveries the Group has made in five years of working in these unique ecosystems that we still know very little about.  Norman will also discuss the Group’s approach to stream rehabilitation and how we can all do our part in restoring and maintaining our urban watersheds so that future generations can enjoy the beauty, fauna and flora of these natural areas.

Norman has been active in the watershed community since 2007 and lives in midtown Charlottetown. He is a self-professed nature nerd who denies any claims he speaks brook trout.

All are welcome to Beaconsfield’s Carriage House  on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. to meet Norman and learn what really “lies beneath.”  frog[1]

Hope to see you there,

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Upcoming Events – May-June 2019

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Leaders’ Forum on Environmental Issues

Leaders’ Forum on Environmental Issues

Leaders of the Green, Liberal, New Democratic and Progressive Conservative Parties of PEI will come together on Monday, April 8th for a discussion of environmental issues and to answer your questions. Various environmental organizations (including Nature PEI) have prepared questions but the floor will be open to the public to bring their questions forward as well.

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7 PM

UPEI – McDougall Hall – Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium – room 242.

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