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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Alces alces (Orignal/Élan d’Amérique)

  • Did you know that a moose likes to eat aquatic plants and can reach them down to 5 metres under water. It can hold its breath for approximately one minute! It lives in the forests, in clearings or in cutting areas, in marshes and ponds.
  • In winter, it feeds on berries, twigs, branches and bark while in summer, it eats mostly leaves and plants.
  • Humans are its major predator. Black bears, cougars, wolves and wolverines are also a threat to the moose but the last two have disappeared in New Brunswick.
  • Moose are often seen at dusk or dawn. Their enormous frame, between 222 and 635 kg, sometimes results in fatal consequences in road accidents.
  • Moose have many ways to attract a partner. The male will dig a hole, urinate and roll in it while the female has a scream that can be heard three kilometres away.
  • Moose hunting is allowed in New Brunswick and licenses are allotted through a draw. Consult the Provincial Hunting Guide for more information. The moose population is either increasing or stable in most areas of the province. A total of 2,464 moose were killed from September 23rd to September 25th 2010, an increase of approximately 2% from 2009. The 2010 season was the best since 2001.
  • Moose hunting was part of the New Brunswick culture and kitchens before ATV’s and trucks made it easier. Let’s celebrate our heritage while respecting its biodiversity!

Actions-interactions
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Send your observations to the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group.
  • Be cautious on the roads, especially at night.


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Upcoming activities

June 16, 2019 - Picnic and seeding at the Cocagne community garden

9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Bring a lunch and your picnic blanket! The community garden provides tools, seeds and advice.
You can have a private lot or garden in the collective part. Collective harvests go to school, to people in need, and to a benefit dinner this fall.
1789 route 535 to Cocagne
Facebook event
or call Marc Picard 878-3032
or Yvan Picard 531-5327

June 19, 2019 - Companion planting workshop

6:30 p.m.
at Cocagne Community Garden
1789 route 535 to Cocagne
With Mario Doiron
Organized by the Kent Community Inclusion Network

July 2, 2019 - Waterfowl observation excursion

6:30p.m.
Meet at Cocagne marina
With ornithologist Roland Chiasson of Aster Group
Please wear long sleeves at bring binoculars, a bird guide and mosquito-repellent

July 6, 2019 - Butterfly observation excursion

In case of rain July 7
10:00a.m to noon
With Stuart Tingley, Louis-Émile Cormier and Richard Perron
Meeting at the entrance to the Cocagne trail, park at Marcial street
Walk round trip 1.5km. Bring your binoculars and mosquito repellent.

August 3, 2019 - Butterfly observation excursion

In case of rain August 4
10:00a.m to noon
With Stuart Tingley, Louis-Émile Cormier and Richard Perron
Meeting at the entrance to the Cocagne trail, park at Marcial street
Walk round trip 1.5km. Bring your binoculars and mosquito repellent.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures