March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

Upcoming Events.

April 2020

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.


Nature Moncton January meeting
January 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Moncton Rotary Lodge (across from former Cabela’s)
Members Night!


Have you had an interesting encounter with nature in the past year?  Have you taken some good photos of birds, insects, animals or anything else in the various habitats of New Brunswick?  Have you taken a trip where you were able to experience aspects of nature different from what we have here?  The January Nature Moncton meeting belongs to members like you who wish to share their nature photos and experiences in 15 to 30 minute presentations.   It’s a special night when we get to hear from each other and perhaps learn some things from the everyday experiences of the nature enthusiasts who belong to the club.

Please advise President Gordon Rattray if you have a presentation to share at or call Gordon at 874-6458, so we can line up the evening.

Nature Moncton is a very diverse group with an equal diversity of interests. Let’s share them on January 15, 2019!

As always, all are welcome Nature Moncton member or not.

May 2020

“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.

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.


Nature Moncton Workshop 

“Getting the Most out of your Camera” 

Date: February 1, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon (with the option of some outside practice time after lunch)

Location:  Tankville School, 1665 Elmwood Drive, Moncton

Leaders: Gordon Rattray, Fred Richards and Brian Stone

Cost:  $8.00

Please register for the workshop with Louise Nichols at

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to learn how their cameras function when taking a picture.  Our three presenters will talk about the components of a photograph and will show how a camera can be used to get a certain look, with some discussion on how best to compose a photo.  Later in the session, we will focus on how to find a good picture opportunity and the setup that will work best to obtain the most satisfying results. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras (either DSLRs or Point-and-shoot) and practice what they learn on their own equipment.  The presenters will be more than happy to answer questions.

This is not a photography class as such, but an overview of cameras and photography. 

Bring a lunch, especially if you plan to stay and practice.

All are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.