Please note that all programmes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the Elmer Wilcox Memorial Lecture Hall (side entrance) at the Museum unless otherwise indicated.
Admission is by donation unless otherwise indicated.
Your generosity is warmly appreciated. Events with a set entrance fee, a different start time, or a different day of the week are marked with an *.
All of the people who do evening presentations at our Museum volunteer their time and expertise. The Museum is deeply indebted to them for their contribution and the significant role that it plays in the life of our community.
Each fall and spring millions of birds make an amazing journey from Canada to their southern wintering areas and back again. Ever wonder how they do it? What about the Robin that disappears at the end of summer but is back next spring, singing in the same tree? Do hummingbirds migrate to Mexico by riding on the backs of geese? Do birds fly at night, and if so, how do they see? What do they do in a hurricane? This talk details some of the incredible feats they accomplish as they are confronted by adverse weather, man-made obstacles and a host of other challenges.
with Dr. David Malloch, Mycologist & Research Fellow,
New Brunswick Museum.
Grand Manan is great place for mushroom enthusiasts. It is part of the Bay of Fundy coastal region, covered by a forest sometimes classed as a type of rain forest. Such a wet forest is a prime spot for mushrooms and yields not only large numbers of them, but also some rather special ones. Although some of these are edible and eagerly sought by collectors, there are reasons for caution and some good reasons why it is best to know the local mushrooms before throwing them into the pot. This talk will focus on the mushrooms most commonly found on Grand Manan, how to recognize them, and why caution is necessary.