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Thursday, Feb. 7: The Northwest Passage

“For Just One Time, to Take The Northwest Passage”…Michael Downing, a long time member and former director of the HFN, will show photos, describe highlights, and share impressions from a commercial touring cruise which ran from late August to early September 2011. Read more

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013: Annual Sewer Stroll

This joint trip with the Nova Scotia Bird Society will visit all of our favourite winter birding sites in and around Halifax Harbour looking for ducks, gulls, and alcids. Sites include Hartlen Point, Eastern Passage, Dartmouth Cove, Sullivan’s Pond, Tuft’s Cove, and the Bedford Waterfront. Read more

Mon. Jan 7: Sea Change in the Ocean:

A Nova Scotia Institute of Science presentation by Dr. Doug Wallace. Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Ocean Science and Technology, Dalhousie University. 7:30pm at Museum of Natural History Auditorium, 1747 Summer St., Halifax. See Poster

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013: The SS Atlantic Disaster

Come to our first talk for the New Year and learn about the SS Atlantic, a White Star Line ship that was wrecked on Nova Scotia’s shores in the worst trans-Atlantic passenger ship disaster of the nineteenth century. Bob Chaulk, who helped author a book on the dramatic story of the Atlantic, will share his […]

Butterflies of Nova Scotia

Peter and Linda Payzant have redesigned and updated their Butterflies of Nova Scotia website. Every species in N.S. is presented, together with data on distribution, breeding status, flight period etc. See novascotiabutterflies.ca

Nova Scotia aquires Bowater Lands

Many have been expecting that the province would buy the Bowater lands (555,000 acres in total), and a deal was announced today. Amongst many beneficiaries, it’s good news for wildlife in the Blue Mt.-Birch Cove Lakes and Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Areas as the adjacent, much larger St. Margaret’s Bay District Bowater Lands will be […]

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012: Conservatiation’s ‘Evolution’ & Holiday Social

Dr. Peter Wells will give an illustrated talk on the evolution of the concepts of conservation from a North American western perspective – from Gilbert White and John Audubon through to modern-day conservationists. 7:30 p.m. at NSMNH. Our Holiday Social follows the talk. Read more

Support APES, Friday Dec 7

The Association for the Preservation of the Eastern Shore calls on citizens of the Eastern Shore & supporters to march on the legislature. Meet December 7, 2012, 1P.M. @ Grande Parade, Halifax. APES will be depositing its responses to the Environmental Assessments posted as part of Snow Island Salmon’s application for open pen salmon feedlots […]

Principle of Bird Ethics

On the NatureNS ListServ, a participant felt that “we all need to be reminded of the Principles of Birding Ethics”, commenting that “I have witnessed entire colonies of nesting birds put to wing and young and flightless birds photographed in hand. I have also experienced binoculars staring about in my back yard as I rise […]

Save Williams Lake – Video

Graduate students at Dal produced a 5-minute video about Williams lake and environs to highlight the values of the area & the issues. View Video

Rick Mercer on Sable Island

Great video for S.I., Rick Mercer & Zoe Lucas fans! youtu.be/kAldKJAgLo4

Monday 3 Dec.: Eric Mills on Canadian Marine Science from Titanic to BIO

Nova Scotia Institute of Science 7:30 p, at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. “When Titanic sank in 1912, the country had very few scientific resources to study the sea for practical or scientific reasons…” Read more