Birds and Climate Change.
Date: May 15, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm.
Location: Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge.
Speaker: Peter Thomas.
Climate change will impact New Brunswick forest birds in several ways. Timing of migration and nesting will change for some species, and the distribution and abundance of forest birds will change over the coming decades for several reasons. And all the while, the changing climate will cause forest habitat to change as well. What may the New Brunswick forest bird community look like in the years to come? And what sort of added pressures will land birds face as climate change effects become more pronounced. Join Peter Thomas of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service to learn more about forest birds and climate change in New Brunswick.
Moncton’s Parks, Trails, Urban Forestry.
Date: June17th, 2018.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Location: Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge (across from Cabela’s).
Speaker: Dan Hicks.
Moncton’s Parks, Trails, Urban Forestry, etc. Dan Hicks is Director of Parks and Leisure Services for the City of Moncton which leaves Dan to oversee Moncton’s Trail system, urban forestry, horticultural plantings, and recreational facilities. Dan has completed advanced studies in urban forestry to make him a key person in the development of Moncton as a green municipality. Dan will touch on the present system and what the plans are for the future, and he will also touch on what the City has done in the field of wetland management that led to a recent award from Ducks Unlimited which recognized the City’s approach to managing such crucial habitat.
This is the last presentation till September.
Grand Lake Meadows Natural Protected Area
Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge (across from Cabela’s)
Speaker: Gart Bishop
The unique wetlands along the Trans Canada Highway between Jemseg and Upper Gagetown are part of the Grand Lake Meadows. A portion of these wetlands is protected as Grand Lake Protected Natural Area. It is home to a collection of species which are not found elsewhere in the province. Gart Bishop will describe some of these species -- including New Brunswick’s smallest vascular plant -- that make this area so different from other wetlands.
Gart has also agreed to lead a Nature Moncton Field trip this summer to this special area to see in real time many of the species mentioned in his presentation that can be found in this unusual community and that have led to protection of the area. These species will all be emerging and appearing over the next months.
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