September Schedule

52 Weeks of Flight
Meetings: the third Monday of every month (except for July and August, when we’re on vacation too), at Dalhousie Regional High School Library, 7pm.

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

Sunday, September 10

Field trip to Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Interpretation Centre and beach in search of shorebirds and other species.
WHEN: Meet in the parking area behind the Sackville Post Office at 12:50 PM for carpooling and a 1:00 PM departure on Sunday, 10 September. In case of bad weather the trip will be postponed until the same time on Monday, 11 September.
WHERE: Meet in the parking area behind the Sackville Post Office for carpooling and a 20 minute drive to Johnson’s Mills. If more convenient, meet at the NCC Interpretation Centre at 2724 Route 935 at 1:20 PM.
WHO: Everyone is welcome, member of the Chignecto Naturalist Club or not. Bring: Sturdy footwear, layered clothing, hat, binoculars, spotting scope if you have one, field guides, snacks and drinking water, notebook & pencil. Difficulty: There could be about one kilometer of easy walking. More Information: Contact Bruce at 536 4108.

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
President: Yvon Comeau
Club Contact: Nicole Landry

Mecredi, 6 septembre, 19h
Thème: Identification des conifères
Conférencier: Raymonde Chartier
Lieu: Parc Rotary, Dieppe
Responsable: Raymonde

Sortie: Samedi 17 septembre, 9h30
Thème: Fleurs de fin d’été
Guide: Richard Perron
Rencontre: à confirmer
Responsable: Raymonde

Club D’ornithologie du Madawaska


Mardi 5 septembre, 19h
Réunion mensuelle, noter bien le changement de local
Lieu: 2 Rue Hill, Local 303, Edmundston, N.B.

Fredericton Nature Club
Meetings: held at the Stepping Stone Centre (15 Saunders St.) in Fredericton at 7:00pm on the 1st Thursday of the month from October to April.

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

Nature Miramichi
Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm Senior Citizen’s Centre, Sutton Road, Nelson-Miramichi, September through June.

Tuesday, September 12
Time: 6:30 pm
Speaker: Laurel Bernard of the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Saturday, September 23
Where: Kingston Family Nature Preserve
Time: TBA

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

Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 PM
When: Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00pm
Where:Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge (across from Cabela’s)
Presenter: Kevin Craig
Description: The Life and Times of the Black Bear in New Brunswick

We are blessed in New Brunswick to still have so many wild areas where mammals can share space with us.

The Black Bear is one species that is doing well. We are happy to have Kevin Craig, the top black bear biologist in New Brunswick, agree to give a presentation on this mammal to help us better understand what its behaviour may indicate and just what we can expect the Black Bear to be doing during the four seasons of the year.

Kevin is manager of the Big-game, Furbearers, and Fisheries Section of the Fish and Wildlife Branch, Department of Energy and Resource for New Brunswick and his special interest in the Black Bear over many year

Nature Sussex
Meetings: the 4th Monday of the month at St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall, in Sussex Corner, N.B. at 7:00 pm.

Monday, September 25
Nature Sussex is very pleased to announced that well known entomologist JIM EDSALL will be speaking on The Mosquitoes of New Brunswick. He will tell us about the  44 different kinds of mosquitos that can be found in our province, their life cycles and the strange places where some of them breed. He will address the impact of mosquitoes on human activity and the important role they play in the ecological balance of life.  We are fortunate that Jim, one of the principle authors of the Mosquitoes of the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone is willing to come from Halifax to speak to us.
Date: Monday 25 September 2017
Location: St. Mark’s Parish Hall, 2 Needle St., Sussex Corner.
Time: 7 pm.

Monday, September 28th
EVENT:  September Meeting of Nature Sussex
TIME: 7:00pm
LOCATION:     St. Marks Anglican Church, 4 Needle Street, Sussex Corner
FEATURING:  Guest Speaker: TBA

NB Botany Club
President: David Mazerolle
Club Contact: Donna Monahan

Saturday, September 9th
Theme:  Mosses of the Black River area
Leader:  Bruce Bagnell
Time:  10 a.m.
Location: We will meet at the Ultramar Airport General Store, at the Saint John Airport. From there we can car pool  if necessary, and make a short drive along Highway 111 and then turning right off on to Highway 825 passing through Garnett Settlement to arrive at Black River on the coast.
Description: Although at times inconspicuous, mosses are surprisingly diverse in most habitats. We will explore two or three habitats along the Bay of Fundy coast, learning some of the key points to help us identify many of the species we discover there. Depending on time limits, visits to a bog, barren ridge, and river shore are possible within a small area near the coast at Black River. To fully enjoy the world of mosses, you will need a hand-lens (loupe) of 10x to 20x magnification. Rubber boots are suggested for the bog portion of the outing. Participants should bring a bag lunch, and insect repellent. Prior to the outing, an excellent recently published (2016) field guide may be of interest for those wishing to know more about the bryophytes in our area. Available for purchase at , it is titled “Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts – A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast” and authored by Ralph Pope

Restigouche Nature Club
Meetings: the 1st Monday of the month at Campbellton Nursing Home, 101 Dover St, at 7:00 pm, September through June
President: Mike Lushington
Club Contact: Pam Stewart

Saint John Naturalist Club
Meetings: 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the auditorium of the New Brunswick Museum at Market Square
President: Jan Riddell
Club Contact: Hank Scarth
[email protected]

Monday, September 4th
Monarch Tagging with Jim Wilson
When:Mon, September 4, 12pm – 5pm
Where:SJNC Point Lepreau Bird Observatory (map)
Description:Interested in Monarch Butterfly tagging?

Jim Wilson is compiling a list of interested volunteers

Tagging Monarchs starts at the SJNC bird observatory at Point Lepreau any time after August 15th, although the day must be relatively warm and sunny, not foggy or raining. Tagging would be done during afternoons when Monarchs should be migrating along the coast.

Possible initial dates for those interested are August 17, August 18, August 20, August 22, September 4, September 5, September 9 and September 10th in the short term and later in September as things develop.

All persons participating in the tagging must have security clearance at NB Power’s Point Lepreau nuclear facility.

Jim will evaluate predicted weather conditions and his availability for each date a day or two ahead and can let interested people know if tagging will be done that day and if carpooling is possible.

Interested volunteers can reach Jim by email at [email protected] or text/phone at 647-8827.

Saturday, September 5th
Monarch Tagging with Jim Wilson
When:Tue, September 5, 12pm – 5pm
Where:SJNC Point Lepreau Bird Observatory (map)
Description:Interested in Monarch Butterfly tagging?

Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Monarch Tagging with Jim Wilson
When:Sat, September 9, 12pm – 5pm
Where:SJNC Point Lepreau Bird Observatory (map)
Description:Interested in Monarch Butterfly tagging?

Sunday, September 10
Monarch Tagging with Jim Wilson
When:Sun, September 10, 12pm – 5pm
Where:SJNC Point Lepreau Bird Observatory (map)
Description:Interested in Monarch Butterfly tagging?

Monday, September 11
Monthly Meeting
When:Mon, September 11, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Where:Mary Oland Theatre, NB Museum, Market Square, Saint John (map)
Description:Our regular monthly meeting for September will welcome Ray Riddell. Ray will speak about the NB wildlife Trust Fund and its impact on efforts throughout the province to enhance and protect wildlife and habitat. He will touch on the history of the Fund and the makeup of council members who are entrusted to administer the revenue and expenses. He will also explore sources of revenue available to the fund, the application process and talk about the attributes required to become a member of the council.

Saturday, September 16
Ministers Island Tour and Hike
When:Sat, September 16, 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Where:Ministers Island, The Summer Estate of Sir William Van Horne, Saint Andrews, NB E5B 0A4, Canada (map)
Description:Arrangements have been made with the Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island for a tour of the Estate & Barn, followed by a club hike guided by Pam and Bruce Henderson. We will make our way to St. Andrews and take the Bar Road to cross to the Island at low tide (12:30 P.M.) and return to the main-land at 5:30 P.M. Admission for the Island is $10 per person. Please register for this event at cfpe[email protected] or 506-849-7015 so we can arrange car pooling and last minute instructions if required, and the tour guides will have an idea how many people to prepare for. If time allows, we will hike the perimeter trail or part thereof, before returning to St. Andrews. Bring your cameras, binoculars and proper footwear and clothing for the “easy” rated trail. The trail is groomed and well maintained but depending on time allowed, we may cover 5 to 7 kilometres.

Wednesday, September 20
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Field Trip
When:Wed, September 20, 7:45am – 10:45am
Where:Greenlaw Mountain, Bayside, NB E5B 2T1, Canada (map)
Description:Mid-September marks the peak of Broad-winged Hawk migration when it is possible to see hundreds or even thousands pass by the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch (along with many other raptors). Join Hank Scarth on Wednesday, September 20 for the invigorating climb up to the breath-taking views of the Hawk Watch summit and assist the official counter, Todd Watts, as he tracks, identifies and records the passing raptors. It is an unparalleled opportunity to learn how to identify and photograph hawks in flight and contribute to this important citizen science conservation project. There will be a weekend trip as well either Sunday, Sept. 17 or Saturday, Sept. 23, depending of the migration this year. Stay tuned to Nature NB or Facebook GMHW or Facebook Nature Saint John, or, for updates as rescheduling can occur due to the wind forecasts.   Bring your lunch, sunscreen, camp-chair, wear sturdy footwear, and dress in layers. The climb is on a gravel road with some quite steep sections. ( Degree of Difficulty – Moderate). As numbers are limited to 12 for each trip, please pre-register with Joanne Savage by emailing [email protected] or by calling her at 847-4245. She will provide you with detailed information on meeting places and times in Saint John and St. Andrews and on preparing for the outing. Find us on Facebook as Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch. The GMHW is a project of the Saint John Naturalists Club and is supported by the NB Wildlife Trust Fund.

Salisbury Naturalists
Meetings: 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Salisbury Village Office, Douglas Street
President: Lois Budd
Club Contact: Connie Colpitts