NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE,
February 19, 2019 (Thursday)
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Nature Moncton February meeting night happens tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Mapleton Rotary Lodge at 7 p.m. This month we’ll take a closer look into the lives of our very common small rodents that we may not get to see very often, but play a very important role in the existence of some of the mammals and birds higher up the food chain, that we see more often and enjoy so much. Bring your own queries and experiences to share in this presentation. The write-up is below, from the website at Nature Moncton website at <www.naturemoncton.com>, with other upcoming events, should you wish to see what else is coming up.
Nature Moncton February Meeting
Our Small Rodent Community and Those That Depend on Them
Moncton Rotary Lodge, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Presenter: Nelson Poirier
The small rodents may be some of the most populous members of Mother Nature’s community and are no doubt some of the most significant members of that community in providing food to mammals and birds up the food chain that we all appreciate so much such as owls and other raptors as well as some of the larger wild mammals like foxes, wild cats, coyote, weasels, mink, etc.
As numerous as the small rodents are, we don’t often get to see them due to their secretive, nocturnal, and sometimes only ground-level life. Let’s spend a few moments in getting to know these smaller creatures by their first names and learn about their very interesting life and times. At the same time, let’s become aware of the critters whose existence depends upon the population of the small rodent community.
**Every year at the Annual Festival of Nature hosted by Nature New Brunswick, each nature group in the province makes up a box of items a naturalist would appreciate. These boxes are raffled off in a silent auction. Nature Moncton members and friends are asked to bring in any items they would like to contribute to the monthly meetings to be assembled as a box for donation to the Festival of Nature event taking place in St. Andrew's on June 7, 8 and 9. Nature Moncton meeting is this tonight Tuesday night, February 19 and any contributed items will be assembled and appreciated.
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