NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, Nov. 17, 2020 (Tuesday)
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**Last call for the November Nature Moncton meeting on tonight with a presentation on Coyotes in New Brunswick. Several have sampled the link to click on to join the meeting and all except one, that had an additional step. Click on the (Ask to join) box when it comes up after approximately 30 seconds and we are all hoping that will let everyone who wishes, to join in. This is a very important test on the road to getting this virtual necessity to work as long as the present scenario lasts. To join, click on the link below. Hope to ‘see’ lots of at 7 o’clock tonight.
**The SNOW BUNTING [Bruant des neiges] arrivals continue to favour beach areas. Jane Leblanc notes there is a small flock of 6 to 8 Snow Buntings on the St. Martin’s beach most days although there was very little beach area with the high New Moon tides on Monday which will continue well into this week.
**Yes, it is still November but planning for next spring is in progress. Chief Swallow Box engineer Fred Richards has the raw materials ready to start assembly of SWALLOW [Hirondelle] boxes to be ready for free distribution during the winter to be up and ready for prospective new occupants when they arrive in April 2021. This project has provided lots of new real estate over the past 4 years with lots of takers. Put them up and the birds will come! Other species such as BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE [Mésange à tête noire], EASTERN BLUEBIRD [Merlebleu de l'Est] and FLYING SQUIRREL [Grand polatouche] have also found them to their liking. It is time to have potential new sites for new ones in mind to be erected with the nest boxes available for delivery in the early months of 2021.
Rumours are that some bat houses could be available as well.