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Rally to protect Hartlan Point Saturday Nov 26, 2022

UPDATE: VIEW CBC: Concerns raised over plans to build warship testing facility at Hartlen Point (NOV 23, 2022) Hartlen Point in Eastern Passage “is regarded as one of the best mainland migrant traps in Nova Scotia comprised of open areas, fairways of the golf course, mud flats, spruce thickets, cobble and kelp-covered beaches, cattail marshes, […]

HFN 2022 Year End Review   Thursday, Dec. 1

December is a traditional time for various media outlets to do a review of that year’s highlights.  It’s fun to see the occasional nature item included, but such stories certainly don’t make up the bulk of these summaries.  So this year for the first time ever HFN has decided to create its own year end […]

May 27-29, 2022: Nature NS Celebration of Nature

The Celebration of Nature is our big annual event, a talk and hike series as well as our AGM, and it always falls on the last weekend in May. Pre-COVID when the event took place entirely in-person, we would rotate locations around the province and a local NatureNS member group would host the event. This […]

Saturday Apr 9, 2022: Rally in Support of Eisner Wetland (Dartmouth, NS)

The Protect Eisner Wetland folks are holding a rally on Saturday Apr 9, 2022 1-3 pm by the block of land that includes the Eisner Wetland in Dartmouth. The surrounding, steeply sloping forested upland is one of 9 priority areas in HRM  identified by the province for accelerated development, with only 10% or less conserved […]

Wed Apr 13, 2022: Community Engagement (virtual) on BMBCL

Notice of this event just received. Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes (BMBCL) Comprehensive Study Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Registration for the virtual meeting, which will take place on the Microsoft Teams platform, can be accessed by clicking this link.

Tues. Mar 15, 2022: Three Nova Scotia Nature Writers

Mar 15, 2022: (Event Announcement) Three Nova Scotia Nature Writers “Join three nature writers of contemporary Nova Scotia / Mi’kma’ki—Harry Thurston, Søren Bondrup-Nielsen, and Brian Bartlett—as they read passages from their newest published books and have an informal discussion about putting passion for nature into words. Attendees will then be welcome to offer observations and […]

City Nature Challenge April 30th to May 5th 2021

View – City Nature Challenge 2021: Nova Scotia “This umbrella project brings together all the 2021 Nova Scotian CNC entries. Lets go Nova Scotia!” Locations: Halifax, CA, NSAnnapolis, CA, NSKings, CA, NSCape Breton, NS, CA – City Nature Challenge 2021: Halifax Regional Municipality “Help put Halifax Regional Municipality on the global nature scene! On April […]

Earth Day Webinar with EAC will highlight wild areas in Halifax

It will stream live on Facebook on Wed. April 22, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm UPDATE Apr 23, 2020: The webinar (minus the first 10 min) is archived on the EAC Facebook Page —————– Message just received: EAC is hosting a webinar on Earth Day, featuring the work of 4 staff members at EAC. I’ll […]

City Nature Challenge 2020 Fri Apr 24 to Mon Apr 27

View iNaturalist page:  City Nature Challenge 2020: The Maritimes Umbrella Project “Five areas from around the Maritimes have been registered to participate: HRM, the Valley, CBRM, Saint John and Westmorland County, NB. Each of these areas has its own CNC iNat project page. This umbrella project brings all of these individual project together – we have […]

iNaturalists observed 88% of the known vascular flora of Ontario in 2019

“The 2019 Big Year was a huge success. Over 200,000 observations were submitted to the project. That’s ten times the number of observations submitted to the first Big Year in 2018. Every single municipality and ecoregion in the province was represented this year and a total of 3,150 species were observed, 2,906 of which were […]

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 […]

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