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Troop Island Protected

A campaign to raise $820,000 to purchase 28 acres of Troop Island in St. Margaret’s Bay has been successful through the efforts of the St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and many volunteers and donors. The island boasts beautiful beaches, old growth forest, intertidal marsh lands, a rich bird life, a […]

St. Mary’s River weekend rescheduled for Oct. 13 &14

Ah, the challenges of visiting a floodplain! The weekend of walks on the St. Mary’s River on Sept. 29 & 30 was cancelled due to extremely high water levels flooding the area. We are tentatively rescheduling for the weekend of Oct. 13 &14, weather dependent. The water levels continue to be high, but could drop. […]

All the Birds of Nova Scotia

Ian McLarenn’s Just released book makes interesting reading for nature folk. It’s not a guide, but focusses on “the finer details of occurrence and identification… readers can find answers to questions such as: Where does the bird normally occur? Is it common or rare, or becoming more, or less, common? Is it unusually late or […]

Large polypore mushrooms on Halifax Oaks

Some spectacular polypore mushrooms have been spotted on or by old Halifax Oaks, as reported for Nature Notes yesterday evening. View Pics

Thursday, Oct. 4: From Greenland to Here

On our Thursday evening meeting, Carl Duivenvoorden, Speaker-Writer-Green Consultant will talk about Greenland, a huge factor in climate change, and the potential impacts of climate change on Atlantic Canada. Also, he’ll present solutions – both large-scale and local – and discuss how everyone can make a difference through personal actions and advocacy. All welcome. Read […]

St. Mary’s River Trip this weekend cancelled or postponed

The joint NSNT/HFN weekend on the floodplain of the St. Mary’s River scheduled for this weekend is cancelled because of heavy flooding caused by recent rain. We may try to reschedule.

Photos from Purcell’s Cove Conservation Lands

Photos from the joint Nova Scotia Nature Trust/HFN field trip of August 18th, 2012, and the full species inventory for the Purcell’s Cove Conservation Lands (PCCL) are posted on this website. See PCCL Photos & PCCL Inventory. The PCCL is the only formally protected area in the “Purcell’s Backlands”.

Deborah Wiles’ Wild Flowers of Nova Scotia

Artist Deborah Wiles has created a series of 50 paintings featuring Nova Scotia’s wild flowers to raise funds for a modest International Artists’ Retreat that she is building at a rural Nova Scotia site. Read more

Thurs. Sep 13th at 6pm: Williams lake

Beginning on the eastern shore of Williams Lake, we will traverse a variety of habitat types – Hurricane Juan recovery sites, ravines, wetlands, old forests, barrens, and a recent fire burn-over. On the way are a few splendid views over William’s Lake and the surrounding area. Read more

BMBC Park Conceptual Plan to go to Sust. Comm. Thurs. Sep 6

Exciting news this week – Peter Bigelow will be presenting the BMBC Park Conceptual Plan to the HRM Sustainability Committee on Thursday – 1-4, at former Dartmouth Chambers, 90 Alderney. This presentation is necessary to gain approvals and then to go before Council. To locate the Plan, go to: http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/swrac/ESSC120906.html see 7.1.2. See also the […]

Geoffrey Grantham: Purcell’s Cove Backlands en plein air

HFNers will especially appreciate Geoffrey Grantham’s en plein air paintings from the Purcell’s Cove Backlands. They are on show September 8th to 29th, 2012 at the Swoon gallery, with an opening reception on Saturday September 8th. Read more

Thursday Sept. 6th: Fundy Tidal Power

Dr. Graham Daborn, Acadia Tidal Energy Institute, will review the prospects for, and the problems of, tidal power generation in the Bay of Fundy. 7:30 p.m. at the NSMNH (Our first meeting for the fall season.) Read more