Black-Capped Chickadee


Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

A very regular bird at feeders throughout the year. Even small dead trees in your property lines will generally suit their nesting requirements. While these wildlife trees might look different from the “neatness” of many yards, they are extremely useful to chickadees and other wildlife species. For feeders, black-capped chickadees are huge fans of black oil sunflower seeds. Once the chickadees get used to coming, they are one of the easiest birds to hand feed. Spend a little time letting them get used to your nearby presence, then over a week or so, approach the feeders closer and closer. Finally, before filling up the feeders, put some sunflower seed in your hand, stretch out your arm, and patiently wait for them to land. They’ll even take sunflower seeds off your hat! They are also very fond of shelled peanuts and suet feeders.

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Jul
27
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come on out and learn about the native and introduced mammals found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief slideshow, we’ll head off to
Aug
17
Sat
1:00 pm Volunteer Afternoon
Volunteer Afternoon
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come out and help with our work on our Native Plant Arboretum. We’ll have lots of tools and compost and mulch, and a variety of native shrubs, wildflowers and ferns to plant. This is already
Aug
25
Sun
2:00 pm Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our Fourth Annual Festival of Forests will be a family-friendly event, with children’s activities, guided walks, food and micro-workshops. This will be a great opportunity to explore the wonders of the Acadian Forest.
Sep
21
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
Oct
13
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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