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Thurs Feb 1: Life and decline of the American eel

Lydia Stevens, of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, will give an introduction into the life history, importance and status of American eel, Anguilla rostrata. She will discuss species range, life cycle, sex and diet. The importance to Indigenous people, recreational and commercial fish harvesters. Population decline and conservation. Finally she will talk about her own research: […]

January Presentation Cancelled

Due to the weather situation, the meeting has been cancelled. The presentation by Syd Dumaresq on the Shubenacadie Canal Restauration will be rescheduled at a future date, most likely in the summer or fall of 2018.

Scott Leslie’s clear-cut photos of clearcuts

Scott Leslie was our guest speaker on Thurs Dec 7, 2017, his topic: Untamed Atlantic Canada. Scott’s photographs and reading from his latest book (Untamed Atlantic Canada) held us spellbound. After the final questions about his presentation he asked if we would be interested in seeing some of his aerial views of clearcuts in Annapolis […]

Thurs Dec 7, 2017: Scott Leslie on Untamed Atlantic Canada & Holiday Social

Spanning twelve hundred kilometres from New Brunswick’s Passamaquoddy Bay to Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula, Atlantic Canada stands as a nexus between North America and the North Atlantic. Its diverse geography, variable climate, and ocean currents coalesce to create a rich medley of habitats both on land and in the sea. Scott Leslie, renowned Nova Scotia author […]

Thurs Nov. 2, 2017: Challenges of the Little Brown Bat

St. Mary’s University graduate students Nicole Besler and Cody Fouts discuss some of the strategies used by little Brown Bats in Newfoundland in order to cope with the potential limiting factors of life in a harsh environment. 7:30 pm at NS Museum of Natural History. Read more. (Photo from Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries and Land […]

Thursday Sep 7, 2017: Cold Critters – how insects survive the winter

Our first fall meeting will be held on Thursday evening, Sep 7 (2017) beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History on Summer Street in Halifax. The featured speaker is Dr. Laura Ferguson who will walk us through how insects survive the winter, from creating their own antifreezes to “re-animation” from […]

Thursday June 1, 2017: Bob Bancroft on Forestry

Bob Bancroft is giving a presentation on Forestry in Nova Scotia to the Halifax Naturalists on Thursday June 1 at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, 7:30 p.m. All welcome. View HFN Walks and Talks for details.

Tues May 16, 2017: Environmental Issues Election Debate

May 16, 2017 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 6350 Coburg Rd., University of King’s College New Academic Building, Alumni Hall As poss, RSVP via Facebook See EAC for details

NS celebration of Nature Weekend May 26-28, 2017

Nature NS is holding its popular spring weekend at Milford House May 26-28, 2017. As in the recent past, the Young Naturalist Club will be participating, making it a family affair. There are talks about loons, flying squirrels and trout, a variety of field trips, and good food! For the kids, nature-oriented games, fields trips, […]

Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017: ANTARCTIC VOYAGE

At our regular meeting, long-time HFN member Peter Webster will share experiences and images from his December 2015/January 2016 trip to the Antarctic. All welcome, 7:30 pm at NSMNH on Summer Street. View Details under Walks & Talks Also, Sydney Bliss will make a short presentation on the Landbirds at Risk in Forested Wetlands Project.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017: CANADA COAST to COAST …

Join us, 7:30 pm on Thursday Feb 2, 2017 at the NS Museum of Natural History on Summer Street for a very Canadian presentation. Gavin Mason, coastal geoscientist at BIO, will talk about our 300,000 km of coastline, elaborating on the geomorphology (the study of the origin and evolution of the earth’s landforms, both on […]

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2016: THE WOLF AT THE DOOR

At our first regular meeting of 2017, award-winning author Bob Chaulk talks about the historic seal hunt during the period of the ‘wooden walls’, after the steamships SS Bloodhound and SS Wolf brought wholesale change to an old industry, beginning in 1863. Bob tells about the dangerous and desperate lives of the men – young, […]