Environment

Our deep connection to the bay is rooted in sparkling blue waters, granite shorelines, windswept pines and various other flora and fauna indigenous to our region. Our job is to sustain this connection for future generations through mindful stewardship of our natural environment.

PaBIA Environment Team

Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries and How to Encourage Them by Sandy McCoy Blueberries, along with loons and white pines, are essential parts of the Pointe au Baril experience. Somewhere in the back of my mind there will forever remain a memory of picking blueberries on hot afternoons,...

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Mayflies

Mayflies

Mayflies, or shadflies are hatching in great numbers. Relatives of dragonflies and damselflies, these short-lived insects belong to an order fittingly named Ephemeroptera. There are many species all over the world and in our area. They became known as...

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River Otters

River Otters

by Trudy Irvine, PaBIA Education Committee A day trip to the Key Harbour area this past Saturday resulted in my first sighting of a North American River Otter. With my dogs and the rest of my party forging ahead on a walkabout of the outer island on which we had...

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