Mark MacAulay or
Catherine Johnson for more information on proposed field trips or to offer suggestions for other field trips.
Recent Trip Reports - Jemseg-2015, Swift Night Out, Festival of Nature-2015, Friar's Nose - 2015
Postponed to Friday, March 18th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
EVENT: Owl Prowl 2017
Nature Sussex will be holding its Owl Prowl on Friday, March 17th.
Jim Brown will be leading this trip out and he rarely
fails to call out at least one Barred Owl. We will meet behind the Cow
town Tim Horton's at 8:00 pm and divide into carpools. Dress warmly. A
flashlight might be useful.
Postponed to Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, (rain date April 16th)
EVENT: Winter Duck Outing
Our outing will visit several sewage lagoons, and various vantage points in Saint John, Lorneville and Musquash and if time permits Chance Harbour to Lepreau. Please bring warm clothing, lunch and thermos (if you wish a warm beverage). If you have a spotting scope please bring it along. We will meet in the parking area behind the Tim Hortons (the one across from the Sussex Bake Shop) at 9 am Sunday morning. We will be carpooling to make following each other around in the city easier. We will stop in time to return to Sussex before dark. If you have any questions, please contact me at 433-3032 or email@example.com
Monday, March 27th, 2017, 7:00 pm
EVENT: April Meeting of Nature Sussex
LOCATION: St. Marks Anglican Church,
4 Needle Street, Sussex Corner
FEATURING: Guest Speaker: Lee Robinson, Director of Operations
TOPIC: Hammond River Angling Association
Monday, April 10th, 2017, 7:00 pm
EVENT: Saint John Naturalist Club Meeting
LOCATION: Auditorium, NB Museum, Market Square, Saint John
The April meeting of the Saint John Club will feature Holly Lightfoot as their speaker.
Holly is with Bird Studies Canada in Sackville. Her topic will be "Investigating the Secret Lives of Marsh Birds: Overview of the critical role of wetlands. Plus the Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program"
You do not have to be a member of the Club to attend their meetings.
Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 9:00 am
EVENT: Jemseg Waterfowl Field Trip
Depending on Spring time conditions, your Field Trip Coordinator has tentatively scheduled a Jemseg waterfowl outing for Saturday, April 29th with a rain date of Sunday, April 30th. We will meet behind the Cow Town Tim Hortons at 9:00 a.m. and divide into car pools.
Due to the weather extremes we have been experiencing I suggest you dress in layers. For the most part the viewing will take place from the road so footwear of your choice though water proof boots would be great if some one chooses. Please pack a lunch for noon hour in the field. The trip usually lasts 6 to 7 hours so the day may end off with a meal at a restaurant. Hope to see you then.
June 2nd to June 4th, 2017
EVENT: Festival of Nature
LOCATION: Kouchibouguac National Park
If you donít already have plans for the weekend of 2 to 4 June you might like
to consider attending the Festival of Nature this year. You will meet a lot of
people with similar interests to your own and will be led of field trips by
naturalists who really know their stuff.
This year's Festival is a partnership of NatureNB and Parks Canada. The park
staff have provided their philosophy in preparing for this event:
"Our field trips have been designed to allow you to explore a full range of birding
opportunities, many different plant communities, and some unique excursions
exclusive to this festival. Of course, you will not have an opportunity to sample
everything that we have to offer Ė and that is part of our scheme to lure you back
this way time and again after the Festival of Nature itself wraps up. And, we know
that you will be charmed by the hospitality you will experience while you are here."
You can read more about the Festival of Nature, download the programme and
register by clicking here.
You do not need to be a member of Nature NB to attend this event.