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Wed July 15, 2015: Shark Night

Twenty-eight species of shark have been reported across Canada’s Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Close to half of them are threatened, but still many Canadians don’t know that sharks are at home in our waters. Attend a keynote presentation by Dr. Nigel Hussey (University of Windsor), an expert on the mysterious Greenland shark. Wednesday, July […]

Nova Scotia Nature Writing and Art Contest for Youth

Calling all Naturalists! Biota Survey at Otter Pond Demo. Forest June 27

Calling all Naturalists! Biota Survey at Otter Pond Demo. Forest June 27 “Please join us for a day in the woods at Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest. A biota survey will take place on Saturday June 27th – and we’d like your help! The site is located roughly an hour and a half from Halifax, near […]

100 Islands Celebration

At the NS Nature Trust 2015 Conservation Showcase held at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on June 18, 2015, NS Nature Trust personnel said that their 7M$ project to protect private lands in the 100 islands Campaign is now almost 90% funded and that they have protected more than 5000 acres. Minister of Environment, […]

Most past HFN newsletters now searchable

The Halifax Field Naturalists have published a newsletter, generally four per year, since its inception in 1975. Most of the past HFN Newsletters (The Halifax Field Naturalist) have now been scanned into a text-readable PDF format, and are available on this website. (The most recent 3 years are available only as print copies distributed to […]

HFN Art Exhibit runs ’till Sep. 27

The Halifax Field Naturalists have partnered with the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History to hold a Members’ Art Exhibit in celebration of the 40th anniversary of our founding. The official opening took place at the Museum on June 4th. The exhibit will run until September 27th, 2015, so plan to visit with your family […]

NS Nature Trust seeking help to secure land in Rogue’s Roost area

A front page article in the Chronicle Herald features efforts of The Nova Scotia Nature Trust to acquire a critical piece of land in the Rogues Roost Wilderness Area. The Nature Trust will be hosting a conservation showcase event on June 18 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to talk about the Rogues Roost […]

Contribute to Online Map for Halifax Green Network – by June 30

All nature lovers are encouraged to provide input to the Halifax Green Network Plan (HGNP) by adding pins/descriptions to the HGNP online mapping tool to identify lands are that important for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services. This map and information about the HGNP are available at http://halifax.ca/HalifaxGreennetwork/ A memo written by the Our HRM Alliance […]

Halifax Green Network Public Consultations May 30 – June 20, 2015

“Halifax Regional Council has identified the need for a strategic vision and a planning & implementation framework for protecting and managing open space. The public is being asked to give input into the plan. Here’s a list of the upcoming public engagement opportunities. Please join us. We want to hear from you!” Saturday, May 30th […]

7 new insect species found in the Maritimes

CBC News (May 27, 2015): “A two-year study conducted by scientists at the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre in Sackville found seven pollinators, never before recorded in the Maritimes. The survey was conducted in southwestern Nova Scotia to document species of bee (Apoidea) and flower fly (Syrphidae). John Klymko, a zoologist at the centre, who […]

Calling all Naturalists! Biota Survey at Otter Pond Demo. Forest June 27

“Please join us for a day in the woods at Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest. A biota survey will take place on Saturday June 27th – and we’d like your help! The site is located roughly an hour and a half from Halifax, near the community of Mooseland, in the interior of the Eastern Shore. “Our […]

THURSDAY, JUN. 4: SOLVING a TITANIC MYSTERY

“Solving the Great Titanic Headstone Mystery” In Halifax, 150 victims of the sinking of the Titanic lie buried beneath identical black granite headstones. 15 years ago, when one of these headstones was damaged, the Halifax Regional Municipality sought to replace it. Because there is no historical record about the source quarry, its location has to […]