Native Fish of New Brunswick
Date: November 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge (across from where Cabela’s used to be)
Speaker: Alyre Chiasson (Université de Moncton)
Unlike birds, fish more often than not, escape our daily attention; yet in terms of species they far outnumber our feathered friends. How the glaciers retreated from New Brunswick has greatly influenced the distribution pattern of the various species of fish in the province. Where and how they live is the subject of this presentation. All of the fish I have selected are freshwater residents or pass part of their life cycle in our rivers, streams and lakes. From a fish that spends its entire life in an area no bigger than your bathtub to one that travels thousands of miles to reach our province. From a fish that smells like cucumber to those that navigate in the dark -- we’ve got them all! Join me for a somewhat whimsical look at the fish of New Brunswick
All are welcome, Nature Moncton Member or not.
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
Meet at 11:45 AM at the Moncton Coliseum parking area to be at the research site in Sussex by 1:00 p.m.