DJI Mavic Mini
We were using the DJI Mavic Mini today to expand our rare plant surveys and did a fly by of the Dillon Consulting Limited aquatics team. Working hard down there fellas! No lack of effort on their part deploying fyke nets, beach seines, and minnow traps. Derrick and I will be helping with early morning angling with some brand […]
Getting all of our gear strapped in for a “super-survey” in northern New Brunswick. We will be sampling fish assemblages, inventorying rare plants, performing breeding bird surveys and monitoring wetlands this week. #bigweek #wedoitall #boreal
Broad-leaved Enchanter’s Nightshade
Spotted a big patch of broad-leaved enchanter’s nightshade today during a wetland boundary verification. The Genus, Circaea, comes from the Greek enchantress Circe, known for her knowledge of herbal lore and potions.
Spotted a Northern Mockingbird during a meeting with ACAP Saint John staff yesterday. The Boreal team is excited to be partnering with ACAP. More details to come! #s2 #constantlydistractedbybirds
HEMI = Hemlocks
Some people talk about HEMI’s in reference to powerful car engines, Boreal staff talk about HEMI’s in reference to massive hemlocks. #bigtree #hemi #bighemi
Boreal staff are ready for another breeding bird field outing. Will the weather hold? Maybe so or maybe not.
Completed our last breeding bird survey of the season. This dark-eyed junco will be happy to see us go. He was awful agitated at the sight of Boreal biologists this morning. #birds #stearclearofmynest #madbirds
Breeding Bird Survey Projects
We don’t have a shortage of breeding bird survey projects this month! They are allowing us to see some beautiful parts of New Brunswick. If we get anymore sites with 70 degree slopes our legs will be the size of the tree trunks in the photos. #everydaylegday #explorenb
Out on the Boreal Farm today, driving in cedar fence posts and tensioning wire to protect the silver maple from deer browsing. We have willow and silver maple started for any potential restoration jobs. #restoration #weloveourjob