Monday, 14 October 2019

Oct 14 2019



NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, October 14, 2019 (Monday) 


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Transcript by David Christie, <maryspt@mac.com> 
Info Line #:  506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)

                                                      

** First on the agenda is what’s up tomorrow night, a very special guest for Nature Moncton’s October meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday evening in the Mapleton Park Rotary Lodge. Carl Duivenvoordin was one of the first Canadians to be trained by the Al Gore team to deliver presentations in follow-up to Al Gore’s award-winning production of “An Inconvenient Truth.” It was a real moment on the realities of climate change. Carl has given more than 300 presentations to over 40,000 people since he left his job with N.B. Power to take on this role. We have tried to get this powerful speaker before, but speaker fees and other commitments were always a road-block, but not this time.
Carl is coming to our meeting on Tuesday evening and even if you’re a distance away, make an effort to come to hear this presentation. Carl will be presenting to several schools and other groups during his visit to Moncton this week. I expect it to be a very special experience.
As always, all are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not. I am attaching the write-up that webmaster Brian Stone has placed on the website under Upcoming Events.

Nature Moncton October, 2019 meeting
October 15, 2019. 7:00 PM
Mapleton Rotary Lodge (across from former Cabela’s)
Beyond ‘An Inconvenient Truth’
Guest speaker: Carl Duivenvoorden

 

In 2007, Carl Duivenvoorden became one of the very first Canadians to be trained by former US Vice President Al Gore. Since then, he has presented his local and updated version of Mr. Gore’s slideshow more than 300 times to over 40,000 people across Atlantic Canada and in the US.

His column, Green Ideas, was featured regularly in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal and the Fredericton Daily Gleaner for 10 years, and runs periodically in the Halifax Herald. He also writes for the Huffington Post.

As a speaker, writer and sustainability consultant, he helps people and organizations learn how they can save money, energy, and our environment. For 2019, he set a goal of doing at least 50 free presentations for schools and non-profit community organizations.

Carl Duivenvoorden’s presentation is based on ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, Mr. Gore’s Academy award-winning movie and book. It covers:

-the science of climate: how our planet’s natural systems work

-the causes and impacts of climate change

-what’s needed to solve climate change

-solutions, including actions anyone can take starting today

Carl’s presentation incorporates powerful visuals and clear graphics, including many featured in the movie. It is continuously updated with new and locally relevant information, plus the latest innovations in renewable energy. This is a very special presentation from a very special knowledgeable person. Nature Moncton is very lucky to have this person for Tuesday evening; October 15 .Come experience the reason for the many accolades Mr. Duivenvoorden has received for his presentations.

The presentation is open to the public and as always all are welcome,
Nature Moncton member or not.


** Melanie Poirier was in the right spot at the right time, to get a nice photo of a BARRED OWL [Chouette rayée] day-perched roadside in a Yellow Birch tree. The blazing fall colours of a maple tree, all creating such a striking vista in the Elgin area, where Melanie spotted the co-operative owl enjoying its day.


** Brian Coyle found a patch of SHAGGY PARASOL [Lépiote déguenillée] mushrooms that appeared approximately a month ago under spruce trees in a wooded area across from his Upper Mountain Road home. He found a new crop appeared the past few days in the same spot. The Shaggy Parasol mushroom is a very easy one to recognize, with its shaggy surface cap, large partial veil, and bulbous base that Brian’s photos show very well. The other clue is when it is cut in half, the area next to the gills and at the border of the cap very quickly turn a pale yellow, then a rusty colour, when exposed to air. This is a choice edible mushroom. The spore print is white. Unfortunately, it’s not a commonly encountered mushroom species in New Brunswick.

Brian also photographed a grasshopper [sauterelle] and several aphids [aphidé] enjoying a FALL DANDELION [Léontodon automnal] together.


** The AMERICAN DAGGER MOTH [Acronicte d’amérique] caterpillar photographed a few weeks ago was retained and placed in an aquarium with Red Maple leaves on which it was feeding at the time and continued munching for about a week, then as it cast off its final instar moult, developed into a hard pupal case, to winter as shown in the attached photo. Many of the hairy moth caterpillars use their hairs (setae) to enclose their cocoon. Apparently, this species chooses not to.


** We mentioned several days ago about the use of one tagging method in fish to follow their movements. The photo mentioned was not attached that day so is included today. To reiterate, the fish was tagged by the Acadia University Striped Bass [Bar d’Amérique] Research Team on July 17, 2014, in Bramber, Nova Scotia, on the Minas Basin, and measured 51 cm. This photo was taken when it was detained on September 21 off Cape Enrage and measured 76 cm.



Nelson Poirier   <nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com>   
Nature Moncton





AMERICAN DAGGER MOTH CAST OFF LAST INSTAR AND PUPA. OCT 13, 2019. NELSON POIRIER 

AMERICAN DAGGER MOTH CATERPILLAR. SEPT. 28, 2019. BRIAN STONE

BARRED OWL. SEPT 29, 2019. MELANIE POIRIER

GRASSHOPPER WITH APHIDS ON A DANDELION FLOWER. OCTOBER 13, 2019. BRIAN COYLE

SHAGGY PARASOL MUSHROOMS. OCTOBER 13, 2019. BRIAN COYLE

SHAGGY PARASOL MUSHROOM YELLOW TO RUST STAINING. OCTOBER 13, 2019

SHAGGY PARASOL MUSHROOMS. OCTOBER 13, 2019. BRIAN COYLE

STRIPED BASS WITH SPAGETTI TAG. SEPT 21, 2019. NELSON POIRIER