Northern Junco

junco

Northern or Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis)

This small, elegant slate grey and white bird is a year-round resident and makes good use of home feeding stations. Groups of juncos, sometimes a dozen or more, will feed together in one area, making use of both woodlands and residential areas. They prefer to feed on sunflower seeds on the ground, though they will also take other seeds and visit hanging feeders. Juncos nest on the ground and are very susceptible to predation and disturbance by dogs and cats. Keeping pets inside or on leash during the nesting season and having some wild, brushy areas around your home will increase the chances of successful nesting, not only for juncos but for many other species.

Upcoming Events

Jul
24
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
29
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A walk and talk looking at the native and introduced mammals still found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief presentation, we’ll head off
Jul
31
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 2
Young Ecologists Week 2
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of