February 2020

Nature Moncton March Meeting 

“The Mysterious Coyote” 

Date: March 17, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge

(across from where Cabela’s used to be)

Speaker: Jonathan Cormier


One of the most elusive members of our New Brunswick fauna is the Coyote.  We may hear them more often than we get eye contact.  However, the Coyote is very widespread throughout our woodlands and grasslands, even encroaching into our urban areas.  Join Jonathan Cormier, wildlife biologist with the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, for an evening of fascinating details about the life and times of these secretive animals.


Upcoming Events.

Nature Moncton February Meeting 

“A Look Back on the Petitcodiac River Causeway” 

Date: February 18, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:  Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge (across from where Cabela’s used to be)

Speaker:  Gary Griffin


As a primer to the Nature Moncton project for an all-day session on the Petitcodiac River scheduled for April 4, Gary Griffin will give Nature Moncton a very interesting presentation of his outstanding work on the Petitcodiac River.

Gary plans to present a short history of the river from a Moncton perspective and our pre-causeway understanding of its resource value to the entire Inner Bay of Fundy river systems. From there he will expand on his 19 years of volunteer work at the Petitcodiac River fish trap/gate structure and will touch on fish species before and after closure in 1968. He will also outline problems verified with DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) in the design and operation at the site and work projects spanning 5 years funded by DFO/Employment Enhancement programs. 

Gary will touch on stocking programs, enhancement, and stream enhancement activities before the gates were permanently opened.


All are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.


“Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Brunswick”

Date: May 19, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Mapleton Rotary Park Lodge (across from where Cabela’s used to be)

Speaker: John Klymko


Dragonflies and damselflies, collectively known as the Odonata, are a group of insects that have long fascinated naturalists. Here in New Brunswick, we're lucky to have a relatively rich Odonata fauna, with 139 species recorded; only Ontario and Quebec have more! Join John Klymko, zoologist at the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, for an introduction to the natural history, diversity, and conservation status of our Odonata.

May 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020 (with a weather date of Saturday, February 22)
8:30 am at Coliseum Parking Lot

Nature Moncton’s annual bird feeder tour will take place on Saturday February 15th. Participants are asked to meet at 8:30 AM at the northeast corner of the Coliseum parking lot. 

The first stop will be the Renton’s in Stilesville to see the many birds in their well-stocked feeder yard while socializing over a delicious pot-luck breakfast. Participants are asked to bring food contributions.  After leaving the Renton’s, the group will travel to Mapleton Park for a quick stop to see the ducks, then on to a few other feeders to finally end up at Nelson and Pat Poirier’s in the afternoon. Come and enjoy a day with fellow birding enthusiasts along with the excitement of seeing what turns up at the visited feeders.

All are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.



April 2020

March 2020