Freshwater enhancements

PEI salmon gets some special attention

The Hillsborough River Association (HRA) and Pisquid River Enhancement Project (PREP) will soon commence electro fishing to assess the numbers of vari...

Buzz about pollinators

There is growing interest in protecting pollinators and enhancing their habitat. Many of our provincial watershed groups are continuing their excellen...

Feathery fundraising

The Bennett Fall Birding Classic for species at risk

Each autumn, for the last 27 years, Island Nature Trust (INT) and Nature PEI join forces in a team event for birds and nature. The Bennett Fall Birdin...

Black Marsh

There are so many beautiful areas on Prince Edward Island to observe nature—remnants of our native Acadian forest full of migratory warblers, breath...

Hooray for peatlands

Island Nature Trust receives valuable carbon sink donation

Island Nature Trust (INT) recently secured a significant carbon sink peatland in its largest single acquisition to date. Recognized for its high ecolo...

Rare birds cooperate

It really is a lovely thing when rare birds cooperate with passionate bird lovers. Too often I’ve been notified of sightings of snowy owls, cattle e...

A healthier future

Parks Canada presents the Park Promise

On June 21, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Parks Canada will be launching the Park Promise. As stewards of PEI National Park, Parks Canada is passionate ...

Finding new flora

The go-to place for information on native plants in Prince Edward Island is the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre website (accdc.com). They hav...

Loving your elders

Our native elderberries cause some confusion to those learning about plants. First of all, “elder” sounds a lot like “alder,” but they are two...

Sustainable and equitable

Ronald Colman virtual book launch—May 13

Bookmark in Charlottetown will host the PEI book launch for Nova Scotia author Ronald Colman’s new book What Really Counts: The Case for a Sustainab...

What bird is that?

There are some fantastic books around on bird identification. Yet though I love books, I’ve never been particularly adept at leafing through field g...

Penny’s Point protected

Island Nature Trust acquires iconic Island coastline

Island Nature Trust (INT) recently acquired their first Natural Area in 2021: Penny’s Point Natural Area in Fortune Bridge—a small but ecologicall...

New ED at Island Nature Trust

Bianca McGregor has been appointed the new Executive Director for Island Nature Trust (INT). Incumbent Executive Director, Megan Harris has now moved ...

Coastal forests

Coastal forests are incredibly important components of our Island ecosystem. The often-relentless winter winds pound the vegetation along our north sh...

Emerging thought leader

Stephanie Arnold recognized by WIIS Canada

Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada has named UPEI’s Stephanie Arnold as one of its Emerging Thought Leaders in the category of climate ch...

Grosbeak comeback

Many Islanders will remember the sight of large flocks of evening grosbeaks visiting their feeders in the 1980s. I’m sure those flocks kept sunflowe...

Plant publications

When learning about plants and plantings, it is always useful to have information that targets native species in your locale. I’m happy to announce ...

Illustrated Flora of PEI

Work has started on the fourth section of the publication Online Illustrated Flora of PEI thanks to a grant from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund an...

The root of it all

Seeing healthy trees that you have planted is a great legacy.  Lately, though, I’ve been rethinking the whole idea of treeplanting. In 2019, Justin...

The spice of life

More than ever, people are starting to realize the importance of pollinators. They used to be just pesky bees and wasps interrupting our outings that ...

Fascinating orchid

There is something very special about orchids, whether they are domestic ones that grow indoors or native species that can thrive in our Maritime clim...

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