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Sept. 27-29 Annual Mushroom Foray

The Nova Scotia Mycological Society will be holding it’s annual foray in Berwick on the weekend of September 27-29. Full details and registration will be available shortly on the society’s web site at:

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013: Marine Biodiversity Conservation

The first presentation of HFN?s 2013/2014 programme will be delivered by Professor Dr. Boris Worm of the Biology Department, Dalhousie University. He will provide an overview of the emerging discipline of marine conservation biology.  7:30 pm at NS Museum of Natural History in Halifax.″>Read more

Rewilding our Hearts

Presentation by renowned expert on coyote and canid behaviour, Dr. Marc Bekoff at Dalhousie University on Friday evening July 12th. He will talk about the emotional and moral lives of animals (non-human) and how it matters to them and us how we treat them. Read more

Open House Sessions for Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Regional Plan June 10-17

Attend an open house to learn more about the proposed changes, discuss with HRM staff and provide feedback. There will be a session on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, others in North Preston (June 10), Fall River (June 13) & Dartmouth on June 17th, hours 4:30-9 p.m. […]

Thursday evening, June 13: Tree Scavenger Hunt

Join us as an expert or novice at 6:00 p.m. at the Dingle Tower Parking Lot for a tree scavenger hunt. Read more

Thursday, June 6: Antarctica for an Hour of a Month

David MacKenzie will share highlights and impressions of a trip which he made to Antarctica. 7:30 pm at NSMNH. Read more

Rhodora spring

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

Thursday, May 2: Wetland Policy, Vernal Pools and You

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

Monday Apr 22nd: Donna Crossland on Wind and fire in gloomy forests

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

Thursday, April 4: Broken Rivers

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.

Spring & Early Summer Walks & Talks with HFN

Our programme for walks and talks in the upcoming months is now posted. Join us on a paddle, learn about vernal pools and more! See Walks and Talks

Rare Florida owl spotted on McNabs

“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 […]