Established in 1987, the Nature Trust of New Brunswick (NTNB) is a non-profit, charitable land trust organization dedicated to land conservation in the province of New Brunswick, as well as environmental stewardship and education. To date, NTNB has conserved over 2000 hectares (equivalent to 5000 football fields) of ecologically significant land in 37 beautiful and unique nature preserves. Click here to learn more about our organization and get involved!
This summer, we partnered with Canoe Kayak New Brunswick to help celebrate and spread awareness for many of our island nature preserves through paddling events.
From exploring our St. John River floodplain islands to the Bay of Fundy isle ecosystems, Canoe Kayak NB has played a tremendous role in helping to promote the conservation and stewardship of these beautiful natural spaces. We would like to thank all volunteers associated with this organization for their continuous support and for generously lending a hand with your infamous ‘big canoe’.
#WildlifeWednesday – A Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) spotted on White Head Island over the past weekend.
This week, one of our staff members is taking part in a Shorebird Ecology, Conservation, and Management Workshop hosted by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences at the Beaubassin Research Centre in Aulac. What a better time for it than during the annual fall shorebird migration!
Checking out the view from our Meredith Houseworth Memorial Seashore preserve at Whale Cove on Grand Manan. Stay tuned for details about an upcoming shoreline clean-up day for this nature preserve on Saturday, Sept. 20!
Gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor) spotted by our intern this morning on a Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) leaf behind our new butterfly garden at Hyla Park Nature Preserve!
Tomorrow we celebrate the grand opening of one of our picturesque Carleton County nature preserves – Green Island! We hope to see you there!
Read more about our grand opening event taking place this weekend!
(Florenceville-Bristol. NB) The Nature Trust of New Brunswick (NTNB) is pleased to announce the official grand opening of Green Island Nature Preserve located in Florenceville-Bristol on Saturday, …
#WildlifeWednesday – A Dogbane beetle (Chrysochus auratus) spotted feeding on some Common Milkweed just outside of Hyla Park Nature Preserve last week. It is such a beautifully iridescent beetle!
Conservation on Canvas artist Michael McEwing aims to bring awareness to our nature preserves through his paintings by exploring what makes each one unique through his art.
This Saturday, in celebration of the grand opening of Green Island Nature Preserve, Michael will be hosting a public art workshop at the Riverside Park Gazebo in Florenceville-Bristol from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you enjoy local talent and learning more about the world of natural art, be sure to join us!
For more information or to RSVP, contact Richelle at email@example.com.
Nature NB will again be organizing its Annual Amazing Bird Count and there is still time to register!
In 2013, teams raised over $800 to support Nature NB programs, and among some interesting observations were a South Polar Skua, Marbled Godwit and Snowy Egret. So team up (or not) with your fellow birders and join us in September.
Find more information here and register as a participant by the end of August: http://www.naturenb.ca/amazing-bird-count/
(Photo credit: Brigette Noel)
Thank you Canoe Kayak New Brunswick for allowing us to get to yet ANOTHER one of our island nature preserves this summer! This time, Green Island to search to the Cobblestone Tiger Beetle and celebrate the conservation of this island preserve.