Dec. 17th (Saturday) – The East Point Christmas Bird Count. Please contact Dwaine Oakley at 393-6223 or email@example.com for details and to register. The date may change in the advent of severe weather so please contact your coordinator.
Hello everyone, Due to the current weather and tomorrow’s predicted forecast I decided to postpone the East Point Christmas Bird Count until December 26th.
Please let everyone know of the change of plans and stay safe over the next couple of days. I will touch base later on with a meeting place and time later next week for the count.
Dec. 18th (Sunday) – The Prince Edward Island National Park Christmas Bird Count – Please contact Dan McAskill at 569-4351 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to register. The date may change in the advent of severe weather so please contact your coordinator.
Dec. 27th (Tuesday) – 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 email@example.com for information or to register. The date may change in the advent of severe weather so please contact your coordinator.
Dec. 31 (Saturday) – The Montague Christmas Bird Count. Please contact Scott Sinclair via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to register. The date may change in the advent of severe weather so please contact your coordinator.
Jan. 3rd – Prince Edward Island gone wild: photography by Sean Landsman Sean Landsman will be the guest speaker for the Society’s Annual meeting which starts at 7:30 PM at the Stratford Town Hall on Shakespeare Drive.
Dr. Helene Van Doninck is the featured speaker at Nature PEI’s November meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016. The title of her presentation is “Getting the lead out – Impacts of Lead on Wildlife and non-lead Hunting and Angling”. Dr. Van Doninck is a wildlife veterinarian who co-founded the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near Truro, Nova Scotia, in 2001. She will be giving a presentation on the impacts of lead shot, bullets, and fishing tackle and discussing non-lead alternatives for both hunters and anglers.
Dr. Van Doninck says, “An effective way to decrease the incidence of lead poisoning in wildlife and to keep lead of out of the human food chain is hunter and angler education. In 2012, the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Nova Scotia started an information based outreach program for hunters and anglers, encouraging voluntary transition to non-lead ammunition and fishing tackle. This ongoing effort has result in positive and groundbreaking results and initiatives”.
Her talk will summarize the main issues in lead and lead poisoning and will discuss the non-lead ammunition and tackle exchange in Nova Scotia. The program has been very successful and cooperation between groups seeking common ground has resulted in positive change. Members of the public can bring lead based fishing tackle to this meeting to exchange for non-lead tackle.
In her spare time, Dr. Van Doninck is an avid reader and bird watcher. She currently sits on the board of the Nova Scotia Bird Society and is part of the Oiled Birds Response Team in Nova Scotia.
We encourage everyone to join us on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30PM. Please note our meeting next week will not be held at the Carriage House at Beaconsfield, which is undergoing renovations. For December, our meeting will be at the PEI Farm Centre. The farm centre is located at 420 University Avenue, through the main doors. Admission is free and all are welcome.”
Media please contact:
Dr. Helene Van Doninck 902-893-0253 email@example.com
Julie Vasseur Julie.Vasseur@natureconservancy.ca 902-892-3608
Please note our December 2016 meeting will not be held at the Carriage House at Beaconsfield, which is undergoing renovations. For December, our meeting will be at the Farm Centre. Join us on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30PM. The farm centre is located at 420 University Avenue, through the main doors. Admission is free and all are welcome
Come out for a walk across the tidal flats from Rice Point to INT’s St. Peter’s
Island Natural Area and hear about the rich natural and human history
associated with this place. Be prepared for a 3 hour hike.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd 2016 (Rain-date Oct.23)
Location: Meet at the end of Country View Drive, Rice Point
(Please contact us for more details)
Things to note: Being on time is important. We will be racing the clock to get over
and back before high tide. The ground can get mucky, so be prepared to get dirty.
Things to bring: Water shoes or sandals that you don’t mind getting dirty, binoculars,
hat, water, snacks
http://www.islandnaturetrust.ca See poster for this Nature Trust Event
For those of you traveling to Brookvale in your own vehicle, it was kindly brought to my attention that you may need to take a detour, depending on your planned travel route. See the message below!
“The culvert is out at Kellys Cross, so the best way to approach Brookvale Demo Woodlot is via Rte.235 (Kingston Road), not S. Melville Road or TCH via Crapaud.”