CHARLOTTETOWN – Who has not fantasized about planting a flag on a small island?
The many such islands that dot the bays of Prince Edward Island will be the subject of a presentation by Gerald MacDougall, "Offshore Islands, Their Value and Future Prospects" at the monthly meeting of Nature P.E.I. on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
The presentation will start at 7:30 p.m. at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, at the corner of Kent and West Streets in Charlottetown.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
These islands around P.E.I. are already claimed for nature in most instances.
MacDougall first became familiar with the islands of Prince County when he worked for many years as a conservation officer out of O'Leary.
Since then, as manager of Fish and Wildlife for the province, he still monitors these wildlife hotspots periodically.
In his estimation, Malpeque Bay is one of the most special places in the province.
He notes, "It's where the ocean meets the land on all sides, where wildlife is still in abundance – a precious place where you begin to feel you are a small piece of the ecosystem, rather than apart from it."
The islands are particularly important there, he adds and he would like to share their importance through his presentation on Tuesday.