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Nature Moncton Caledonia Gorge Field Trip
Wednesday 18 September 2019 - 09:30am - Wednesday 18 September 2019 

Nature Moncton Field trip to Caledonia Gorge

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Meeting places: For people from Moncton or coming through the citymeet at the Petro-Canada station on Hillsborough Road (Route 114) across from Point Park subdivision at 9:30 a.m. For those coming from placesin between or from the other side of Riverside-Albert we will meet at 10:00h at the Riverside-Albert Recreation Centre situated at 9 Bicentennial DrRiverside Albert.

The outing:

Last year Nature Moncton offered a very pleasant fall outing to the Caledonia Gorge Protected Natural Area,situated just north of Riverside-Albert. Andsince the trip was well attended and very well received, we are planning another visit there this year. This nature reserve is part of the network of provincial PNAs which were created to conserve our “special natural places”. And the Caledonia Gorge is certainly special. The old road we will follow to explore it runs along the gorge created by Crooked Creek and is very rich in natural beauty and biodiversity. As in all PNAs, mature forests, wetlands, streams as well as geological featuresare protected here from human interference so that the plants, birds, other wildlife and natural functions retain their primeval characteristics. 

This year,we are partnering with Nature NB,to offeran enhanced outing, so as well as our own experts on birds and such we will be joined by botanist GartBishop and geologistMark Connellwho will help us understand even better the uniqueness of this protected area. Nature NB’s New Brunswick PNA Stewardship Programaimsto invite people to explore PNAs, report on their findings and hopefully for some to become stewards of individual sites.The program as well as what we will be exploring will be explained in a short half hour presentation to be held at the Riverside-Albert Recreation Centre just before we head out to the PNA. Bring a lunch and your enthusiasm for nature. This will be essentially a hiking trip but as the road is drivable with a high clearance vehicle, Nature NB will make such transportation available (in or out) for those who might want / need it. 

See you  there.  As always, all are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.














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