Nature Moncton June 2019 Meeting
June 18, 2019.  7:00 pm
Mapleton Rotary Lodge (across from former Cabela’s)


Wasps, Hornets, Bees and Insect Ecology Research in Our Region
Guest Speaker:  Gaëtan Moreau, entomology professor UdeM

 


Hymenoptera are the second most diverse animal order on the planet after beetles, with more than 230,000 species described and many new species documented every day. They are, however, unpopular, largely due to the bad reputation of wasps, hornets and ants. Even species essential to our way of life such as honeybees and wild bumblebees are victims of this bad press because of widespread confusion among non-specialists as to their identification. In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of this order, their ecological role (what is a wasp doing other than stinging people) and their identification. Finally, we will discuss insect ecology research currently carried out in Southeastern New Brunswick.


This presentation is open to the public and as always all are welcome,
Nature Moncton member or not.









November 2019

October 2019


Nature Moncton October, 2019 meeting
October 15, 2019. 7:00 PM
Mapleton Rotary Lodge (across from former Cabela’s)
Beyond ‘An Inconvenient Truth’
Guest speaker: Carl Duivenvoorden

 

In 2007, Carl Duivenvoorden became one of the very first Canadians to be trained by former US Vice President Al Gore. Since then, he has presented his local and updated version of Mr. Gore’s slideshow more than 300 times to over 40,000 people across Atlantic Canada and in the US.

His column, Green Ideas, was featured regularly in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal and the Fredericton Daily Gleaner for 10 years, and runs periodically in the Halifax Herald. He also writes for the Huffington Post.

As a speaker, writer and sustainability consultant, he helps people and organizations learn how they can save money, energy, and our environment. For 2019, he set a goal of doing at least 50 free presentations for schools and non-profit community organizations.

Carl Duivenvoorden’s presentation is based on ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, Mr. Gore’s Academy award-winning movie and book. It covers:

-the science of climate: how our planet’s natural systems work

-the causes and impacts of climate change

-what’s needed to solve climate change

-solutions, including actions anyone can take starting today

Carl’s presentation incorporates powerful visuals and clear graphics, including many featured in the movie. It is continuously updated with new and locally relevant information, plus the latest innovations in renewable energy. This is a very special presentation from a very special knowledgeable person. Nature Moncton is very lucky to have this person for Tuesday evening; October 15 .Come experience the reason for the many accolades Mr. Duivenvoorden has received for his presentations.

The presentation is open to the public and as always all are welcome,

Nature Moncton member or not.


( Pictures ... Wind Turbines at Sackville/Amherst )

​                     Flooding at Hampton, NB, 2018 





June 2019

Upcoming Events.


Nature Moncton field trip
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Irving Research Centre and Tree Nursery in Sussex
Leaders: Andrew McCartney and Kelly Honeyman, JD Irving naturalist





This tree nursery and research facility is a site we often drive by but few of us realize the significance of the research being done there and how it affects us all now and in the future.

This is an opportunity to witness some of the state of the art projects underway and being tested.

A few of the subjects that will be introduced to participants:

-Auto acoustic recording devices to collect information on species of birds breeding in an area

-Deer and Moose studies

-Identifying fungi that may biologically control spruce bloodworm

-Vertical agriculture-(raising agricultural crops in layers within a building using LED light spectrums)

-Developing trees that can mature in 32 to 35 years instead of 60 to 80 years

-Salmon and trout hatchery

-Microscopic look at tree seed embryos

-Use of biological controls to reduce pesticide use

-And more…………



Meet at 11:45 AM at the Moncton Coliseum parking area to be at the research site in Sussex by 1:00  p.m.