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Tree culling at Point Pleasant Park to be discussed on Rick Howe Show Tues 21 May 2019 at 11 am

UPDATE: Advocacy group concerned about culling of trees in Point Pleasant by: Victoria Walton FOR www.halifaxtoday.ca/ “The Friends of Point Pleasant Park group wants more information on the proposed cull of 80,000 non-native trees in the park”. The 95.7 Interview with Stephanie Robertson can be accessed for a limited time under past episodes. The Rick […]

Nature Trust’s Historic Land Campaign include two new properties, donations now matched 4:1 until April 5, 2019

From Nova Scotia Nature Trust: “Our Lasting Landscapes campaign was already on track for historic land conservation achievements. Now, an unexpected $400,000 top-up in matching funds means even greater biodiversity wins can be leveraged for Nova Scotia. We just added 2 more potential conservation sites to the 15 already being protected across the province. But […]

April 26 to April 29, 2019: City Nature Challenge – Halifax

HFN co-litigant in legal action for Nova Scotia’s species at risk

“After intense deliberation, the board of the Halifax Field Naturalists has decided to support the lawsuit by becoming co-litigants, as has the Blomidon Naturalists Society.” —– Jan 14, 2019 Press Release Mr. Bob Bancroft and three of Nova Scotia’s naturalists’ societies say it is time to ask the courts to intervene on behalf of Nova […]

Insect Apocalypse & Some Observations on Moths in Nova Scotia

Writing in Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology, a public Facebook group, Connie A. posted a link to a NY Times article, The Insect Apocalypse is Here (subtitle; “What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?”). That prompted area resident Bev W. to comment on some of her observations in […]

The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail reveals ‘new branch’ of evolutionary tree of life

Thurs, Nov 1, 2018: REDISCOVER MCNABS ISLAND

How long has it been since you went to McNabs Island, a unique provincial park and national historic site in the outer Halifax harbour? This 400ha island is an oasis for wildlife with over 250 species of birds including osprey and blue heron and boasts seven different terrestrial habitats from sandy beaches and marshes to […]

Monday October 22, 2018: The Natural History of the Halifax Backlands

A public lecture for SCANS (Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia) by David Patriquin on The Natural History of the Halifax Backlands  Date and Time: October 22, 2018 – Monday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Place: Captain William Spry Community Centre The “Backlands” is a Thomsonesque wilderness located only a few kilometers from peninsular Halifax. It includes nine […]

New documentary on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Nova Scotia

An informative, up-to-date documentary on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Nova Scotia has just been released by the Blomidon Field Naturalists. The significance of eastern hemlock in NS and the possible impacts of HWA (aka “hemlock vampires“) are discussed in the YouTube video, followed by  “what you can do to help prevent or slow down this […]

EAC kicks off Biodiverse-city Guided Hikes with Sandy Lake walk on Sep 15, 2018

From EAC website: Join the Ecology Action Centre and the Sandy Lake Conservation Association as we go for a hike at Sandy Lake and in its environs. Learn about the biodiversity of this special place (old growth forest! wetlands!), and how it fits into the new Green Network Plan for HRM. See for yourself why […]

Thurs Sep 20, 2018: Event for Proposed Halifax Wilderness Park

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, Halifax Doors open at 4:00 p.m | Presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and a cash bar is available. Please join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and partners, The Shaw Group, and HRM for the launch of our fundraising campaign for […]

Question called, and Motion passes!! The Halifax Green Network Plan has been passed at Council!!!

So reads a final Tweet from this morning from Our HRM Alliance. View Council eagerly approves Halifax Green Network Plan by Yvette D’Entremont in the StarMetro Halifax (Aug 14, 218) for more details and comments by Walter Regan of the Sackville Rivers Association. The sequence of Tweets from @OurHRMAlliance: @OurHRMAlliance 56m56 minutes ago More HRM […]