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NB Naturalist Feature: Nature NB and the Chickadee

25 MARCH 2022 — In 1983, the New Brunswick legislature officially adopted the Black-capped Chickadee as the provincial bird. What was the catalyst for this decision? A contest conducted by the New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists (NBFN). The NBFN asked New Brunswickers to participate in the decision process by sending in their votes. Ballots were …

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The Evolution of Our Logo

25 FEBRUARY 2022 — In celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary, Nature NB debuted a new logo in January 2022. This new iteration is actually the 4th logo the organization has had since its foundation. The New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists/Fédération des Naturalistes du Nouveau-Brunswick, or NBFN, was formed at the end of 1972. By …

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Birds Canada and partners launch major new fund to help conserve the Chimney Swift

FEBRUARY 14, 2022 (Port Rowan, Ontario) — The Canadian population of Chimney Swifts has declined by nearly 90% since 1970. Birds Canada is delighted to announce the launch of the Chimney Swift Chimney Restoration Fund, a major new initiative to help conserve important habitat for the Chimney Swift, which is listed as Threatened under Canada’s …

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NatureKids Love NB Nature

FEBRUARY 11, 2022 — Despite the quieter times here in New Brunswick during the pandemic, Nature NB’s Education Department has been busy with many successful school programs and NatureKids events! December was filled with all things birds. Many schools participated in the Christmas Bird Count for Kids program, a citizen science program organized through Birds …

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Healthy Coasts NB wants to know: How important are coastal areas to you?

How important are coastal areas to you? Healthy Coasts NB has been asking this question from the get-go. The multi-year, multi-partner project works with communities to “identify and support activities along the coast of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick that will benefit species and coastal habitats of conservation concern and cultural importance.” …

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Christmas Bird Count 2021

DECEMBER 3, 2021 — It’s December, and avid birders across the world know what that means : The Christmas Bird Count is almost here! Once again birders in New Brunswick will be bundling up and heading out to count birds. Within each Count Circle (area measuring 24 km in diameter that stays the same each …

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Tips for a Green Christmas

NOVEMBER 26, 2021 — It’s the end of November and we are fast approaching the holiday season. Festive music is already playing on the radio and in stores, and soon, bright Christmas lights will make the dark drives home a little bit merrier. One must admit, despite the darker and colder evenings, decorations by candlelight …

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