Blooms of rhodora are just coming out in The Valley and are still in the bud in HRM woods. This deciduous azalea was featured in the Nova Scotia Naturally column in The Chronicle Herald Saturday ed. today (May 18th). See article
John Brazner of NSE will describe the goals and objectives of the Vernal Pool Mapping and Monitoring Project and do his best to recruit some citizen scientists to help with the monitoring of vernal pools in their favourite stomping grounds. 7:30 pm at NSMNH. Details
Donna will provide a brief examination of 18-19th century forests, and describe how assemblages of floral species were influenced by natural processes and human-altered disturbances, as early settlers toiled in dim shadows cast from tall trees. Meeting of the NS Wild Flora Society, all welcome. Details
Bob Bancroft, well-known retired biologist and President of Nature Nova Scotia, will trace how rivers used to function in terms of water, geology, and the provision of aquatic habitats and how land use became an issue when settlers from Europe began clearing to the water’s edge… Read more. 7:30 pm at NSMNH.
Our programme for walks and talks in the upcoming months is now posted. Join us on a paddle, learn about vernal pools and more!
“Birders say a small owl, native to Florida, has been discovered in Nova Scotia for the first time. The rare burrowing owl is listed as a species of special concern in Florida. A shot of the bird with its piercing yellow eyes and spotted plumage recently appeared in the middle of a half-hour Land and Sea documentary about Nova Scotia islands that aired on CBC Television.” Read more