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.

Actions-interactions
  • 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.


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Upcoming activities

Jan 18, 2020 - Nature Trust NB presentation

Hosted by the garden club `In Giardino`
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Shediac Multipurpose Center, 58 Festival Street in Shediac NB E4P 1S4
A free will offering will be appreciated to defray expenses
Doors and cash bar will open at 12H30

Jan 18, 2020 - Community dinner - Fried smelts

Organized by Cocagneries and Center 50 de Cocagne
5:00 p.m. 
$ 12 per person, tickets for sale at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety
Fundraiser for St-Pierre de Cocagne Church

Feb 12, 2020 - FREE! Understanding 5G technology

6.30 p.m.
Place to be confirmed
Understanding 5G technology: the why, the how, the impact on health and learning to protect yourself /> With Laurence Marie and Rachelle Poirier
Film in English, animators speak French

Feb 15, 2020 - Cocagne Winter Carnival

Community breakfast with students of Blanche Bourgeois School at Center 50
Old-fashioned dinner at Center 50, $ 12 per person
Other activities will be added. If you have any suggestions or you can offer help, please don't hesitate to contact Marcelle Paulin, director of the rural community of Cocagne 576-2202

March 7, 2020 - Seed swap

Co-organized by the garden club `In Giardino` and the GDDPC
10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Center 50, 10 rue Villa in Cocagne
Introduction to seed saving
If you do not bring seeds to exchange, but you want to take seeds, admission is $ 5
Please bring your seeds to exchange, clearly identified.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

 

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures