FORTS and FORTIFICATIONS: St. Andrews Blockhouses

THE STORY From The Beacon, St. Andrews, NB, June 4, 1891 Well on to eighty years (now 200 years!) have passed since the blockhouses were erected in St. Andrews. Three of them were put up, one at Joe’s Point, one … Continue reading

MYSTERY: And the Mystery Vine on Tim Foulkes’ Mountain is …

Sean Blaney wrote: Hello Tim and Rick, This is an exceptionally robust colony of Fallopia cilinodis (=Polygonum cilinode), Fringed Bindweed. The shape of the basal lobes of the leaves (truncate, or sort of “squared off”) is a useful distinction in comparison … Continue reading

MYSTERY: Strange Vine on Tim Foulkes’ Mountain – Can you identify it?

Here is something new to be seen in the wilderness on Tim Foulkes’ Mountain (aka Simpson Hill.) located just starting up Yellow Jacket trail from branch to Cedars trail. The first photo is an overall view of the vine that … Continue reading

POLITICS: First Local Service District Elected at Bocabec, NB

Thursday, June 7, 2012 About 50 residents met this evening to form a Local Service District Committee. Provincial representative Darren McCabe chaired the meeting. 6 candidates were nominated and 5 selected by vote. The committe is comprised of: Gary Christie, … Continue reading

ALGONQUIN HOTEL LAYOFFS: When a community sells its assets it has no future?

Algonquin hotel workers given layoff notices Historic resort was sold by N.B. March 23 CBC News Posted: Mar 31, 2012 7:31 PM AT Last Updated: Mar 31, 2012 7:53 PM AT The new owners of the Algonquin Hotel and Resort … Continue reading

EARLY BIRDS: Huge flock of robins in Charlotte County

My daily email from NatureNB suggests robins are showing up around the Bay of Fundy. Yesterday (February 23, 2012) A large flock that I estimated at 30 or more flew over quite high along the new highway between St. Stephen … Continue reading

HISTORY: Was Canada’s First settlement on Doshay’s, Dochet’s, Muttineguis, Bone, or St. Croix Island

  Whatever the name, Canada and the United States share this important historic island where the Demont and Champlain attempt at a permanent settlement failed after the ill-fated winter of 1604 Owned by the United States, access to the Island … Continue reading

GREENLAW MOUNTAIN: Hawk watch is exciting this week!

Image by Jeff Whitlock via FlickrFrom Todd Watts on NatureNB Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Counts. September 16, 2011 Turkey Vulture: 3 Osprey: 10 Bald Eagle: 4 Sharp-shinned Hawk: 19 Broad-winged Hawk: 892 Red-tailed Hawk: 3 American Kestrel: 1 Merlin: 1 … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Conservation Council Rep to Speak at Sunbury Shores

Hi All, Hope you are all having a great summer. I wanted to let you know that I will be speaking at Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre tomorrow night at 7pm. I will be discussing the health of our … Continue reading