Miramichi Naturalists Club


Miramichi Naturalists Club

The Miramichi Naturalists Club meets the second Monday of the month in Nelson-Miramichi and has field trips to areas nearby. Members can post sightings and photos here.

Website: http://miramichinaturalistclub.wordpress.com
Location: Miramichi
Members: 11
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2015

The next meeting of the Miramichi Naturalists Club is on Monday April 14 at

6:30 at the Friendly Neighbour Senior's Centre on Sutton Road- just south of Papa Joe's store on Route 126 in the Nelson area of Miramichi. We are having John Klymko of the Maritime Butterfly Atlas as a guest speaker. If you haven't been to one of our meetings we are a pretty informal bunch and we welcome new members.

Discussion Forum

Meeting Sept 8

Started by Deana Gadd Sep 8, 2014. 0 Replies

Our first meeting of the season will be held tonight, Sept 8 at 6:30 pm at the "White School" , 26 Sutton Road, Miramichi. Peter will be talking about the tern count at Kouchibouguac and new…Continue

Hay Island Field Trip April 27

Started by Deana Gadd Apr 22, 2013. 0 Replies

The Miramichi Naturalist's Club will have an outing to Hay Island (Neguac area) on Sat. April 27th.  We will meet at Tim Horton's in Douglastown (route 8) at 8am. Will probably make a few sidetrips…Continue

FieldTrip to Escuminac

Started by Deana Gadd Aug 12, 2011. 0 Replies

A reminder that we have the Escuminac Beach walk field trip coming up soon- on Aug 20th.We will meet at the Esso in Napan on Route 11 (just south of Chatham) at 8 am.Continue

June meeting

Started by Deana Gadd. Last reply by Deana Gadd Jun 12, 2011. 2 Replies

Our next meeting will be an outdoor one as "what is so rare as a day in June". Instead of Monday we will meet on Saturday June 11 at 8am at the trailhead to the Miramichi Marsh in Chatham. We have…Continue

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Comment by Deana Gadd on May 9, 2014 at 7:41pm

The Miramichi Naturalist's club has a field trip to Hay Island (Ile aux Foins) near Neguac planned for Sunday May 11. We will meet at Tim Horton's in Douglastown at 830 am and stop by Dave McLeod's house in New Jersey on the way. There will be various stops in the area- bring a lunch or eat at Tim Horton's in Neguac. There's usually a cool breeze so dress warmly. Please email Pam at priebel@nb.sympatico.ca if you are planning on going.

The regular meeting of the club will be on Monday May 12 with an update on the Portage trails project-  we meet at 630  pm at the Friendly Neighbour Seniors Club which is on Sutton Road, just south of Papa Joe's store on Route 126 in Miramichi. New members are welcome.

Comment by Deana Gadd on July 14, 2011 at 10:59pm

Don't forget that Saturday July 16 is our next field trip. We're heading up the Acadian Peninsula to Miscou Island with stops along the way. Meet at 8 am at the Douglastown Tim Hortons. We want to get away early as it is a long drive so plan to leave as close to 8 as possible. The day promises to be a hot one - hope it will be cooler by the shore.

Comment by Leonel Richard on July 2, 2011 at 9:28pm
After a short search I found a Grey Catbird nest in my backyard.  Amazing what can be hidden in a 100ft by 100ft suburban lot.  The adults were seen carrying food for the last week so I decided this morning to try to find the nest.  They normally nest in shrubs or small trees between 1 and 3 metres from the ground and this one was in a hawthorn about 2.5 metres (8ft) high.  Other nest in the yard are a Robin's Nest in a spruce as well as a pair of Tree Swallows in a Bluebird box and in another Bluebird box is a pair of Black-capped Chickadees.
Comment by Deana Gadd on June 27, 2011 at 6:59am
There is a Hooded Merganser with 7 duckings- they only look to be a few days old- in the far pond. You may see them staying close to the shore. They spend some time over in the far beaver lodge pond so you might not see them. They are already skilled fishers- we observed one catching a fish and them having a struggle getting it down.
Comment by Deana Gadd on June 23, 2011 at 10:13pm

There's an Eastern Kingbird on a nest by the first beaver lodge at Miramichi Marsh- see Peter's photo under featured photos and you'll know which tree to look at.

   Didn't see much else tonight - some of the Canada Goose goslings are starting to develop darker plumage and flight feathers

Comment by Julia Connell on June 19, 2011 at 10:53am

Just checking the messages now. Noticed your question on the results of the owl survey.  I wasn't able to do mine until May 19th. They gave the north part of the province a leeway until the end of May. Most weren't able to do their route, the roads were so wet. 

On my route I had 3 Barred Owls & 1 Great Horned Owl.  I did a few stops after my route.  About 4 kms passed the last stop I got a Boreal Owl.  Then at the very end of the Mullin Stream Rd. there was a Whip poor will calling.  All in all, it was a great night, even if we didn't get home until 2 AM.

Comment by Peter Gadd on May 26, 2011 at 6:27am
With an account with YouTube, upload the video to their site, an imbed code is created which you copy and paste to the BNB site.
Comment by Deana Gadd on May 22, 2011 at 12:54pm
Lots of activity at Miramichi Marsh today.  Newly hatched goslings- 5 young were swimming with parents over by the nearest beaver lodge. 4 young were with the male and female on the island on the far pond. We also saw a pied-billed grebe sitting on a nest that is not many meters from the path that bisects the two main ponds- she was off the next briefly so Peter has a picture of the eggs and also one of her on the nest. The kingbirds are also back.
Comment by Leonel Richard on May 20, 2011 at 6:33pm

I just had 2 male Indigo Buntings in my backyard.  One was in non-breeding plumage (the only one I was able to photograph so far).   Also the Warbling Vireos are back (I heard the male singing and saw the female).

Comment by Hazen Sweeney on May 20, 2011 at 10:43am
What were the results of the latest owl survey ?

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