Thursday, Feb 4, 2021: Invasive Species in Nova Scotia

Rosa multiflora climbing over trees, Windsor area

Today, from the Program Committee of the Halifax Field Naturalists:

There will be an online presentation on Thursday, February the 4th, at 7:30 pm.

Kristen Noel from the Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council will give a presentation on Invasive Species in Nova Scotia.

An invasive species is any species that is non-native, spreads rapidly and causes harm. For this presentation, Kristen will be discussing howthey get introduced, how they spread and what we can do to prevent the

introduction and reduce the spread! Kristen will be going over a few examples of invasive species that are particularly prevalent in Nova Scotia and HRM, including marine, freshwater and terrestrial species, including a disease caused by an invasive fungus.

The Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council is a collaborative, volunteer-based group of individuals with a steering committee comprised of members from academia, government and non-government organizations. It is the provincial chapter of the Canadian Council onInvasive Species. Their goal is to raise awareness and promote a coordinated response to the threat of invasive species in Nova Scotia.

The presentation will be via Zoom.
You have to register in advance for this meeting, by following this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.That email will state that the Zoom meeting will start at 7pm (whichis correct). However, the presentation will begin at 7:30, to allow the presenter time for setup and testing.

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