Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
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Lepus americanus (Varying hare/Lièvre d’Amérique/Lièvre variable/Lièvre à raquettes)

  • Did you know that the male is called a hare, the female, a doe hare and their babies are called leverets?
  • The Snowshoe hare rarely lives past 5 years of age.
  • In summer, it feeds on grass, plants, and twigs. In winter, it eats bark and buds.
  • Its major predators include Canada lynx, bobcat, wolf, fox, coyote, wolverine, fisher, weasel, hawk, owl and humans. When facing danger, the Snowshoe hare can remain still, hoping that its fur, that changes color according to the season, will serve as camouflage or it can run to escape at a speed of up to 45 km/hour.
  • The Snowshoe hare does not hibernate and feeds mostly between dusk and dawn.
  • Hares reproduce at a rapid rate. A little more than a month after mating, an average of 2 to 4 leverets are born, but it can vary from 1 to 9. They often have 3 or 4 litters per year.
  • In the past, Acadians hunted hares and set up snares. It is still legal today. Consult the New Brunswick Hunting Guide for season dates and catch limits.
  • In New Brunswick, a lot of people call them rabbits instead of hares. They are two different species. They are part of our heritage and contribute to the biodiversity of the region. Many people still hold on to a rabbit’s foot as a bearer of good luck.

  • Find out the difference between hares and rabbits.
  • Make your own video and propose it to Hinterland Who's Who. (The new Hinterland Who’s Who series with its accompanying Web site will rebuild the connection thousands of Canadians made with wildlife through the original series.)
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Send your observations to the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group.


Upcoming activities

February 16, 2019 Saturday - Cocagnerie with "crêpes râpées"

Storm date: following Saturday
old fashion communit supper
Centre 50, 10 Villa st in Cocagne
$12/person = fundraiser for Saint-Pierre Church
Limited tickets (250) sold at Cocagne Variety and E.A. Melanson
Collaboration between Centre 50 and Cocagne parish committee

February 17, 2019 Sunday - Grande-Digue community breakfast

Kiosk of garden club "In Giardino"
7am to 12pm
Notre Centre, 468 Route 530 Grande-Digue N.B.  E4R 5K3

FREE! Feb 20, 2019, Wednesday - Early intervention for spruce budworm

Organized by Partnership for a Healthy Forest (PFS)
Morning workshop: 9 to 12am
University of Moncton, Edmundston

Evening workshop: 6:30pm to 8pm
Atlantic Host Hotel, Bathurst

Simultaneous translation available
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FREE! February 21, 2019 Thursday - Presentation on sustainable forestry and biomass

with Mathieu LeBlanc of ACFOR
at the Notre-Dame community Center, 3940 route 115 in Notre-Dame
Presentation will be in French, slides will be in English

Feb 26, 2019 Tuesday - Cocagne City Council Meeting

6:30 p.m.
GDDPC presentation on the extra-mural
17 Marina Road, Unit 2, Cocagne

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures