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Sept 1, 2022 (Thursday)

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,Louise Nichols went to look for the American White Pelican in the area of ​​Petit Barachois where it has been hanging out lately. She got a long-distance view of it (scope necessary) from Chemin Pointe aux Bouleaux, but then Elaine Gallant gave her directions to a better spot where she was able to get a closer view and take some photos. The pelican stood in one spot while Louise watched, preening for her camera. Louise has seen photos of the bird but, she comments, the bill looks even bigger in real life!

**Ruth Rogers submits a nice photo of a clump of Turkey Tail Mushrooms growing in Odell Park in Fredericton. Ruth submitted several other photos of mushrooms from this rich habitat which could not be identified with confidence from photos.

It is very helpful when submitting photos of mushrooms to include several photos of a particular mushroom that shows the upper and lower surface, the stalk to look for partial or universal veils, what substrate the mushroom is growing on, and in many cases a spore print is very helpful. Mushroom appearance can vary considerably from when it first appears to maturity.

The heavy precipitation on Wednesday in New Brunswick was a ‘mushroom rain’. If some cool nights occur to accompany it, wild mushrooms should flourish

**Nelson Poirier maintains several Mason Bee
houses at his Miramichi camp. The structures were very busy in May with nests from the previous spring having adults emerge, gather pollen from earlier emerging flowers and willows, mate, and very promptly start building new mud nests in the structures and sealing them off to have the same scenario occur the next spring.

It was noticed in later June that small Potter Wasps
(photo attached) appeared to be taking over some of the Mason Bee nests. However, many of the Mason Bee nests were left untouched to make the next spring’s emergence of Mason bees not particularly affected.

**Bob Blake records weather statistics from his Second North River home including morning low temperatures, daily high temperatures and monthly precipitation. Bob submits a table comparing those statistics of August 2021 with August 2022. It can be noted the morning temperatures for the two months were quite similar; however, the daily highs showed August of 2022 to be generally higher.

The monthly precipitation for August of 2022 was noticeably higher; however, 33 mm of that arrived on August 31, 2022. Bob was away for 5 days in each of these 2 months to make some daily highs and daily lows missing however monthly precipitation would be accurate and complete for the month.

2021

2022

morning temperatures

daily highs and rainfall

morning temperatures

daily highs and rainfall

+24-1 day

+23-2

+22-3

+21-2

+20-2

+18-2

+17-4

+16-2

+15-2

+14-2

+13-1

+12-1

+32-1

+31-1

+29-2

+28-8

+21-1

+26-5

+22-3

+21-1

128 mms. rain

+24-1 day

+23-2

+22-2

+21-2

+20-4

+19-4

+18-2

+17-2

+16-3

+15-1

+13-1

+34-1

+32-1

+31-1

+30-3

+29-3

+28-2

+27-1

+26-3

+24-5

+22-1

+20-3

155 mms. rain

Nelson Poirier

Nature Moncton

nelsonpoirier435,gmail.com

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN. AUG. 31, 2022. LOUISE NICHOLS

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN. AUG. 31, 2022. LOUISE NICHOLS

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN. AUG. 31, 2022. LOUISE NICHOLS

POTTER WASP. JUNE 26, 2022. NELSON POIRIER

TURKEY TAIL MUSHROOM. AUG 31, 2022. RUTH ROGERS

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