Main menu:

November 2017
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Categories

Lemmings fuel biggest snowy-owl migration in 50 years

snowy OwlA snowy-owl bonanza, thanks to a stubby-legged Arctic rodent: the lemming. Article by
Darryl Fears for the Washington Post Guardian Weekly, Monday 24 February 2014. Read article

Mon Mar 24: Sean Basquill on Karst: Rare plant communities

sheperdiaSean Basquill will give a presentation to the N.S. Wild Flora Society on “Karst: Rare plant communities, characteristic rare plants and ecological determinants” at 7:30 pm at Auditorium, N.S. Museum of Natural History, Summer St., Halifax, all welcome. See NS Wild Flora Society

If you missed HFN Members’ Photo Night…

closeupA highlight was definitely a moving collection of photos by Lesley-Jane Butters. She has given us permission to post them for all. See Lesley-Jane’s Nature Close-Up

A Rare Plant Community in the Backlands

backlandsThe Williams Lake Conservation Company has issued a report which documents the plant communities of the Williams Lake backlands. Prominent amongst them: the rare, Jack Pine/Broom Crowberry barrens. These are well known to NS Wild Flora Society folks because the best stands anywhere occur on the Halifax mainland, but they are nationally unique, occurring only in a handfull of windswept, exposed barrens along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and at a few sites in Maine and nowhere else. Read more

Quick Read on Climate Change

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes (PDF Booklet) ( 2014 ) available at http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18730 US:National Academy of Sciences & UK Royal Society. A quick, sobering read.

Thurs, Mar. 6: AGM & Members’ Photo Night

The Halifax Field Naturalists’ brief AGM takes place first. It includes reports of HFN’s business and activities over the past 12 months, election of the next Board of Directors, and presentation of the Colin Stewart Conservation Award. Then it is time to view and hear about a variety of members’ chosen photos. Read more

Our HRM Alliance Alarmed

The OurHRM Alliance has news that a number of councillors plan to fundamentally undermine the Regional Plan at the regional Council Meeting on Tuesday, Feb 25th and urges that “Anyone and everyone who believes residents should have a say in how and where HRM grows should contact councillors and attend council on Tuesday Feb. 25 at 10:00am at city hall.” Read more

Thursday, Feb. 6: “McNab’s Island – A Gem in Halifax Harbour”

Carolyn Mont, a long-time friend of McNab’s Island, stated, “McNab’s is near and dear to my heart.” She will discuss the flora and fauna as well as the social history of the island at our regular meeting Thursday evening. All welcome. Read more

Jan 9, 2014: Annual Sewer Stroll

sewer stroll HFN and the Nova Scotia Bird Society, led by HFN/NSBS member Dennis Hippern, will visit all the favourite winter birding sites in and around Halifax Harbour looking for ducks, gulls, and alcids – Hartlen Point, Eastern Passage, Dartmouth Cove, Sullivan’s Pond, Tuft’s Cove, and the Bedford Waterfront.
See Walks & Talks

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014: Important N.S. Bird Areas

birdSue Abbott, N.S. Programme Coordinator with Bird Studies Canada, will discuss sites across Nova Scotia that are designated as Important Bird Areas. What a great way to begin 2014 in advance of the Annual Sewer Stroll! In advance, you might like to check out http://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/nsplover. Read more

Thursday, December 5: The Florida Birding Trail & Holiday Social

Wendy and Bob McDonald will show photos of some of the special birds and other creatures encountered on their Florida escape in early April. Our annual members’ Holiday Social will take place after the talk. Please bring your sweets or savouries and non-alcoholic beverages to the usual meeting area. A subscription to the Halifax Field Naturalist would make a good Christmas gift! It all begins 7:30 p.m. at the NSMNH. UPDATE: Venue is changed to Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (1723 Hollis Street) because the Museum is closed Dec 4th and 5th. Read more

Thursday, November 7: Urban Forest Master Plan

treeThis presentation by John Charles, Project Manager for the UFMP, will provide an overview of the research and development of the plan as well as the implementation actions that are being accomplished in 2013. 7:30 p.m. at the NSMNH Read more