Nature Moncton Field Trip
Description: Nature Moncton field trip
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Irving Research Centre and Tree Nursery in Sussex
Leaders: Andrew McCartney and Kelly Honeyman, JD Irving naturalistâ
This tree nursery and research facility is a site we often drive by but few of us realize the significance of the research being done there and how it affects us all now and in the future.
This is an opportunity to witness some of the state of the art projects underway and being tested.
A few of the subjects that will be introduced to participants:
-Auto acoustic recording devices to collect information on species of birds breeding in an area
-Deer and Moose studies
-Identifying fungi that may biologically control spruce budworm
-Vertical agriculture-(raising agricultural crops in layers within a building using LED light spectrums)
-Developing trees that can mature in 32 to 35 years instead of 60 to 80 years
-Salmon and trout hatchery
-Microscopic look at tree seed embryos
-Use of biological controls to reduce pesticide use
Meet at 11:45 AM at the Moncton Coliseum parking area to be at the research site in Sussex by 1:00 p.m.
Start Time: November 23rd, 2019 at 8:00am
End Time: November 23rd, 2019 at 4:00pm
Location: Irving Research Centre