We're in the full swing of fall bird migration here in Newfoundland! While World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated in May each year, you can learn more about bird migration and Newfoundland and Labrador’s migratory bird species now by listening to this Migratory Bird Day interview with Nature NL board member, Beverly McClenaghan, on VOCM’s The Outdoor Hour. Find the episode from May 10th to learn more about the fantastic migratory birds of our province!
On September 15th, 2020, Nature NL and the Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries will be on the St. John's Morning Show to discuss our new Birdwatching Backpacks program. Tune in at 7:20 am to learn more about what these backpacks are and why you should borrow one from your local library!
This article in the Telegram highlights our new Birdwatching Backpacks program in partnership with the Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries. We are excited to be making birdwatching easier for everyone to try by offering backpack kits available to borrow at the library branches in the St. John's area. The kits, including both kids backpacks and adult backpacks, are packed with all the essentials to try birdwatching for the first time. Read the full article online here.
This spring, everyone's eager to get outside - and vacation. But given physical distancing, and our need for fresh air, hiking has never looked better as an option for a spring or summer adventure. Tune in to Labrador Morning on Wednesday, May 13th to hear some tips for longer distance and multi-day hikes with journalist Malone Mullin and Nature NL President Laura King. And of course, a few thoughts on how to make longer hikes interesting and fun - with nature, birdwatching, photography, and berry picking, of course. The Nature NL way!
Jared Clarke (then a volunteer at Nature NL, now a board member) chats with VOCM about our annual Bird Count for Kids in Bowring Park
Board member Tiffany Small highlighted Nature NL's suggestions for a greener, more environmentally friendly holiday in an article with The Telegram
This article in the local Irish Loop Post captures the enthusiasm (and uncooperative weather) at Nature NL's first multilingual nature hike in Bidgood's Park. This recent initiative by Nature NL to make our events more accessible to everyone in our communities, is something we are really proud of!
We definitely appreciate the nature pun in the title of the Telegram's front page feature on our efforts to make our events more accessible to non-english speakers! See "Lichen the way you talk" by Barb Sweet, published in The Telegram, June 17, 2019.
Our 2019 scholarship winner Travis Heckford and board member Sara Jenkins chat with the MUN Gazette about Travis' work, the meaning behind the scholarship, and Dave Snow's legacy
The year 2019 was a special one for Nature NL's Wild Things Scholarship; we had such a talented pool of applicants that we were able to award it twice! Read more of that story, and about these two future environmental leaders, in this feature piece from the Memorial University of Newfoundland Gazette.