Winter 2018 events with Nature NL

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Cape Spear Birdwatching

 

Join Nature NL on Saturday, Dec. 1st at 10:00am for birdwatching at Cape Spear. New and experienced birders alike are welcome to come explore diverse coastal species from the continent’s most easterly vantagepoint. We’ll hope to see snow buntings, eider ducks, and scoters, among others.

 

Meet at the main parking area at the end of Blackhead Road. Visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/nl/spear/visit for directions and information about the National Historic Site

 

Dress warmly! This event will proceed rain or shine. Bring binoculars if you own them (some will be available to borrow). Please note that the kiosk and lighthouse are closed for the season and washrooms are not available.

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2018 Wild Things Scholarship Winners

2018 Wild Things Scholarship Winners, Alexandra Hayward (left) and Kelly M. Young (right).

 

The 2018 Wild Things Scholarship competition received 15 applications from around the province; 9 applications were complete.  Rita Anderson coordinated the competition, while Sara Jenkins, Jennifer Sullivan and Tara Stuckless independently evaluated the applications. We are pleased to note that volunteering on behalf of the environment and nature is alive and well, as several applicants had volunteered an amazing amount of time and energy on behalf of our provincial nature.  Impressively, the volunteer activities of two applicants were so striking that the committee decided to make two awards this year.

 

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November Public Talk: Plants of the Limestone Barrens

Barrens Willow (Photo by Gene Herzberg). 

 

The limestone barrens are a unique habitat in this province that occurs on the west coast of Newfoundland. They extend from Boutte du Cap on the Port au Port Peninsula to Burnt Cape and Cape Norman near the tip of the Northern Peninsula. They are a marvel of plant diversity and are host to three endemic species, Barrens Willow, Long’s Braya and Ferenald’s Braya. Gene will talk about some of the relatively easily accessed limestone sites and about the plants that grow there.

 

After more than forty years as a Professor of Biochemistry at MUN, Gene Herzberg retired a year ago. This has given him more time to spend exploring and photographing the flora and fauna of Newfoundland.

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30-9:00 pm at the Memorial University Arts & Administration Building, Room A-1043

Call for Nominations, 2019-2020 Board of Directors

 

 

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic team that has a strong commitment to natural history and conservation? We are looking for interested people to join our Board of Directors. Directors are elected for two year terms and lead Nature NL’s activities and vision. All positions are voluntary. The Board of Directors meets in person once a month except in July and smaller groups meet regularly to work on specific projects.

 

Consider volunteering some of your time and skills to share the work of our organization and promote nature in your community. Contact us at naturenl@naturenl.ca for more details. Elections for the board of directors will take place at the Nature NL Annual General Meeting in March 2019.

Wild Things Scholarship | 2019

Nature Newfoundland and Labrador invites applicants for

The Wild Things Scholarship

 

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This $1000 scholarship recognizes the enthusiasm and efforts of a student whose volunteer activities have helped to conserve or enhance nature in Newfoundland and Labrador. Anyone residing in Newfoundland and Labrador: (1) who are (or will be) enrolled in a post-secondary program and (2) who have demonstrated an active commitment to nature and the environment through their volunteer activities are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

 

The Wild Things Scholarship is one of the many legacies of Dave Snow, who passed in 2017. When barely out of university, Dave challenged Nature NL to establish a scholarship for students who were directly engaged in conservation activities in NL. The Board and members of Nature NL will miss him dearly. Maintaining the scholarship in perpetuity in Dave’s memory is one of the primary goals of our organization.

 

Apply online or via hard copy. Applications will be due March 15th 2019.

 

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NatureNL conducts The Wild Things Scholarship competition; financial support is provided by Wildland Tours (wildlands.com) and an anonymous donor.

Upcoming Events

  1. Kids Bird Count

    January 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. January public talk

    January 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Grad student public talks – Nature NL

    February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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