Thursday, 14 June 2018

June 14 2018

NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, June 14, 2018 ( Thursday )



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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelson@nb.sympatico.ca
Transcript by: Brian Stone bjpstone@gmail.com
Info Line # 506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)


** Duane Miller in Saint-Marcel near Grande-Digue had reported earlier that an EASTERN BLUEBIRD [Merlebleu de l'Est] was checking out a nest box in his yard. The real estate deal has been closed and the pair is in very busy housekeeping mode. Duane got some nice photos. As a value added bonus Duane noted on Tuesday evening that he also had a pair of BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES [Mésange à tête noire] nesting in another yard nest box.

** Georges Brun got a photo of the PEREGRINE FALCON [Faucon pèlerin] nest atop Assumption Place with a parent on top of the box. In one photo it appears that one of the three chicks may be looking out. Georges also reports that Nature Moncton nest box number 43 is occupied this year by a pair of BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES [Mésange à tête noire].

** Brian Stone got some photos of juvenile STARLINGS in his yard. It is a good observation of the juvenile plumage of the Starling that many of us may not note on this common species this close up. Brian also photographed an ALDER FLYCATCHER [Moucherolle des aulnes] that seems to have a territory in a stand of bushes near his home.

** Brian Stone leaves a report from the Wednesday night Nature Moncton Woodlot outing with many photos of specialties encountered on the woodlot trails.

The two gentlemen Roger had with him to explain their woodlot management business, Mathieu Leblanc and his business partner Stephane Bouchard, were very well spoken and gave very interesting information about their work and their business and how it fit in today's environmentally conscious world. Listening to the description of their new, modern, efficient, inexpensive and reasonable methods of managing wood energy gave us a feeling of hopefulness that there might be a way to supplement our other more damaging forms of energy with something cleaner and more sustainable without causing significant damage to our forests.

As we walked along Roger’s beautifully natural woodlot trails they described how they would manage the area and how certain trees would grow back in specific areas and under what conditions they would flourish. Under the type of management they described woodlots would recover from thinning much quicker than is normally seen these days. It all sounded very worthy of our attention and promotion.



Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton


 
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