Go Wild! Lundrigan’s Marsh Clean up and Flower Planting

Posted on behalf of Northeast Avalon ACAP

June 7th, 11am-pm

Join Northeast Avalon ACAP (NAACAP) for a Community Clean-up and Flower Planting at Lundrigan’s Marsh. Lundrigan’s Marsh is a unique 32 hectare cattail marsh, known for sightings of unusual birds and a vital part of the Virginia River System.

Meet at the Lookout, 335 East White Hills Road between 11am – 1pm June 7th. Volunteers are welcome to plant native and pollinator friendly flowers while cleaning up around the marsh. Our goal is to plant 200 flowers and remove 200 kg of waste from the environment! Refreshments and supplies will be provided by Northeast Avalon ACAP.

Annual Trip to Codroy

This post is brought to you by the Humber Natural History Society.
The Humber Natural History Society is planning their annual nature trip in the Codroy Valley for June 15-17 (Friday to Sunday).

June is a time when most of the migratory birds have returned, many spring flowers are blooming, beautiful and intriguing insects are active, and there are planets to be seen on clear nights.

We encourage people to make their way to the Codroy area in time for a potluck supper on the first evening (Friday) around 6:30 – 7 PM. This will be held at Codroy Valley Cottage Country, which we use as our base.

We will explore the estuary area and surrounding woods and ponds over the next couple of days. This is a relaxed and non-strenuous weekend with time for photography and identification of birds, flowers, insects, fungi – whatever we encounter. Some people stay one night, others stay two nights.

I advise making reservations soon.
For Codroy Valley Cottage Country, in Doyles email Claudelle Devoe [cottagecountry@nf.aibn.com] or call 1-709-955-2720.
There are other accommodations – Martin’s Cabins, Cape Anguile Lighthouse, Grand Codroy RV Park campground as well as a couple of B&B’s and other cabins. Check http://www.codroyvalley.com/accommodations.html

Wildflowers of Burnt Cape

Submission by Humber Natural History Society

April 17th, 7:30pm
Room 1008, CNA, Corner Brook

Henry Mann and Ed Andrews, retired Grenfell Biology Professors, will present
an illustrated journey to Burnt Island, often referred to as “Burnt Cape”, which forms the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula.
This event will feature wildflowers, but also includes associated plants, animals, and physical surroundings, as well as the community of Raleigh.


Email: humbernaturalhistorysociety@gmail.com

Corner Brook Christmas Bird Count

Posted on behalf of Humber Natural History Society (HNHS)

December 16th

Corner Brook to Little Rapids

People will count birds by walking/driving/skiing within a preset circle which includes Corner Brook and extends from Massey Drive around Curling to Mount Moriah, and out the Humber Valley to Little Rapids. A social follows to tally the results.
You must preregister so that there is no overlap in areas covered.
If interested in participating, please contact Lois Bateman lbateman@grenfell.mun.ca

Humber Natural History Society AGM

Posted on behalf of the Humber Natural History Society,

Annual General Meeting at 7 PM on December 5, 2017, in the Board Room of the Pollett Building (on Riverside Drive, Corner Brook).
Members are encouraged to attend and help plan next year’s activities. There will be a short presentation by Janice Flynn, Bay St. George Bird Society: “The application of Citizen Science in Bird Conservation”. This will be followed by the Annual General Meeting – reports on the year’s activities and finances, election of executive, next year’s activities. Please consider volunteering.

The format will consist of three parts:

1. A short presentation by Janice Flynn, Bay St. George Bird Society:
“ The application of Citizen Science in Bird Conservation”

2. Annual General Meeting – reports on the year’s activities and finances, election of executive, next year’s activities

3. Social – refreshments

Becoming an Urban Naturalist: A Walk Around Long Pond

Where: Long Pond, meet in the Fluvarium parking lot (5 Nagles Place, St. John’s) – look for the NatureNL banner
When: Saturday, November 25, 10 am – 12 pm

NatureNL and the NL Environmental Educators are teaming up for our next event! Whether you are an educator looking for ways to interpret nature to all audiences, a naturalist hoping to learn more about what can be seen in the late fall, or just someone who enjoys a nice stroll, we invite you to join us for a walk around Long Pond. We’ll play a few nature-based games, share our favourite nature facts and end with a snack.

Don’t forget: Binoculars (or you can borrow ours!) and your nature facts; This event is family and kid friendly!
This event will run rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.