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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 […]

Tues Aug 14, 2018: Rally to support the Green Network Plan

From OurHRM Alliance: “Join us on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00 (ish) to show your support for the Halifax Green Network Plan! “The Green Network Plan will FINALLY be going to Council that day at 10:00AM. We want to be there with signs, smiles, and support to ask the 16 Councillors to vote YES to […]

NS Nature Trust Urban Wildlands Celebration Wed, Aug 15 7 PM – 8 PM

From Event Facebook Page: “Join us in celebrating the protection of new urban wildlands that protect important freshwater and wildlife habitats. “Please RSVP to: events@nsnt.ca (902) 425-5263. “We will host a guided Wildlands Walk of the new conservation lands on September 22nd (more details coming soon).”

Mission-Monarch Blitz July 28 to Aug 5

Naturalists, The Mission-Monarch Blitz is scheduled this coming week of 28th July through the 5th of August. I am sure you would like to help document the status of the Monarch butterfly in Nova Scotia. If you know where there is milkweed growing that is where the Monarchs reside to lay eggs, feed and pupate. […]

Nature Conservancy of Canada proposes innovative approach to accessing new urban wilderness area: underground parking and elevator

“In September HRM [Halifax Regional Municipality] announced that the tentative agreement for the Urban Wilderness Park on the Purcell’s Cove Backlands would include a parking lot and main entrance. “Since then some questions have been raised about the concept and possible scale of parking adjacent to a wilderness area. “Nature Conservancy Canada in partnership with […]

April 12, 2018: Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park Citizen’s Meeting

“All are invited to a public meeting on April 12th for updates and information on park progress. We will also explore interest in forming a citizen’s group, such as a “Friends of Blue Mountain” group, to speak up for creation of the promised park and collaborate with the municipality and other levels of government. Please […]