Nature Clubs

July Schedule

Chignecto Naturalist Club
Meetings: Sackville Commons Co-op, 7:30pm, 3rd Monday of the month, September through June.
President: Pam Novak
Club Contact: Andrew Mcfarlane

Club de Naturalistes de la Péninsule acadienne
Les réunions : tous les premiers mercredis du mois de septembre à juin.  Ces rencontres débutent à 19h au Centre communautaire de Landry à Landry.

Club des Ami(e)s de la Nature du Sud-Est
Les réunions: le premier mercredi du mois, à 19h00, le Pavillon Rotary, à Dieppe, N.-B. (janvier, mars, mai, septembre et novembre) et le Centre multifonctionnel, à Shediac, N.-B. (février, avril, juin, octobre et décembre), Il n’y aucune réunion en juillet et août
President: Yvon Comeau

Club Contact: Nicole Landry

Fredericton Nature Club
Meetings: Stepping Stone Centre (15 Saunders St., Fredericton), 7:00pm, 1st Thursday of the month, October through April.

President: Graham Forbes
Club Contact: André Vietinghoff

Club D’ornithologie du Madawaska
Les réunions: Musée historique du Madawaska (195 boulevard Hébert, Edmundston), 19hr, 2ème mardi de chaque mois, de septembre à juin


Hampton Nature Club
Meetings: St. Paul’s Church, 486 Kennebecasis River Road, Hampton, first Tuesday of the month, September through June


Jacquet River Nature Club
Meetings: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #77 (3843 Main Street, Belledune), 7pm,
4th Monday of the month, September through June


Nature Miramichi
Meetings: Senior Citizen’s Centre (Sutton Road, Nelson-Miramichi), 6:30pm, Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm, September through June.
President: Jim Saunders
Vice-President: Anne Assaff

Nature Moncton
Meetings: Regular monthly meetings are held at the Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge.
President: Susan Atkinson

Club Contact: Roger Leblanc
Upcoming Events:
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:00 am (for the day)
Location: Grand Lake Meadows
Leader: Gart Bishop
Description: Gart Bishop kept a packed house audience in awe at the photos of unique flora in the Grand Lake Meadows area at a Nature Moncton meeting in April. The opportunity for a hands-on visit is waiting. Explore the flora of Grand Lake Meadows on Saturday, July 28 and get the chance to grab a handful of New Brunswick’s smallest plant. We will see two species of poison ivy, sweet flag, silver maples, many pond weeds, begger ticks, bryozoa, and potentially much more. This field trip will involve multiple stops so carpooling will be helpful to reduce vehicles at roadside stops. All are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.

Nature Sussex
Meetings: St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall, in Sussex Corner, 7:00pm, 4th Monday of the month
President: Gart Bishop
Upcoming Events:
Date: Saturday 28 July 2018, 10:00am
Location: Just West of Jemseg

Contact: [email protected]
Description: Botany Field Trip – Explore the plants of Grand Lake Meadows on Saturday July 28th. Grab a handful of New Brunswick’s smallest plant, and observe some of the rarities. We will see poison ivy, sweet flag, silver maples, pondweeds, begger-ticks and more. At 10 am we will meet at the country store (Turner’s One Stop) at Jemseg, located just south of the TCH at exit #339. Bring water, lunch, bug dope, rain coat (if it is raining) and rubber boots. The rubbers will be for those who really want to search for plants. If you have a magnifying lens, bring it along. This field trip will be making multiple stops, so we will hopefully be able to carpool to reduce the number of vehicles along the road’s edge. Those participating from Sussex area can meet behind the Cowtown Tim’s at 9:00 am and carpool from there.

NB Botany Club
President: David Mazerolle

Club Contact: Donna Monahan
Upcoming Events:

Date: Saturday July 14th
Theme: Plants of the Eastern Lowlands and their traditional significance to the Mi’gma
Location: Kouchibouguac National Park, Kent County

Description: Participants will get to familiarize themselves with many of the plant species which are most characteristic of the Eastern Lowlands ecoregion. We will visit a number of locations showcasing several of Kouchibouguac National Park’s distinctive habitats, including salt marsh, Black Spruce swamp, acidic bog and mixedwood forest communities. Hosted by Kouchibouguac National Park, this NB Botany Club outing will also be open to the general public. Walking conditions will be easy to moderate. Bring footwear adequate for both dry and wet conditions.
Date: Saturday July 28
Theme: Forests of the Harrison Brook area 
Trip leader: Richard Fournier (expert botanist)
Location: St. Leonard, Madawaska County
Description: We will take advantage of the “Skiraqdoo” multi-use trail system to visit various forest habitats along Harrison Brook near St. Leonard. This area, which is characteristic of the upper St. John River valley, features hardwood and softwood forest occurring on calcareous soils. The foray will provide ample opportunities to explore a good diversity of upland and lowland forest communities, and will be a great opportunity to gain a good understanding of New Brunswick’s northwestern forests. This hike will be generally easy. Sturdy footwear suitable for walking through wet areas may allow participants to visit a wider array of habitats.

Restigouche Nature Club
Meetings: Campbellton Nursing Home (101 Dover Street), 7:00pm, 1st Monday of the month, September through June
President: Mike Lushington

Saint John Naturalist Club
Meetings: auditorium of the New Brunswick Museum at Market Square, 7:00pm, second Monday of each month
President: Chuck Perry
Club Contact: Hank Scarth
[email protected]
Upcoming Events:
Date: Saturday July 14, 8am – 4pm
Location: Fundy Trail Parkway, Fundy Trail Pkwy, Saint Martins, NB
Description: Nature Saint John, led by Suzanne Bonnell, will be seeking birds, blooms and vistas at the Fundy Trail Parkway on Saturday July 14. This will be an all-day event. Good walking/hiking footwear, bug protection, water, lunch and variable weather wear is recommended. The Fundy Parkway is located east of St. Martins and charges are per person, including HST: (19 -64=$9), (65+ = $8), (5 – 18 = $6). ALL WELCOME!
Saturday July 21, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: To Be Announced 

Description: Our Annual Outing – Field Trip Guide, Mike Bamford. Time and place to be announced as time gets closer.

Salisbury Naturalists
Meetings: Salisbury Village Office, Douglas Street, 7:00 pm, second Tuesday of each month

President: Lois Budd
Club Contact: Connie Colpitts