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Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013: Whopper Drop Trail

Join a leisurely paced walk jointly sponsored by the Halifax Field Naturalists and the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society (NSWFS). Read more

Oct 18&19, 2013 in Parrsboro: Rising Sea Level Conference 2013

sea level The Fundy Geological Museum, Ottawa House by the Sea Museum, FORCE Centre and the Town of Parrsboro are hosting a second Rising Sea Level Conference in Parrsboro, NS, on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th, 2013. (The (first was in 2012.) The 2-day conference includes talks and field trips addressing the effects of sea level rise and increased storm activity and how we can mitigate them. See Parrsboro Museum for details

Environmental Report Card for NS political parties

NSEN logoThe Nova Scotia Environmental Network released their Environmental Report Card today, citing 27 questions addressed to Nova Scotia Greens, Liberals, NDP, Conservatives, the answers they received and their comments and grades on the same.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013: Native Fern Landscaping

Iain Jack, who operates Fernwood Plant Nursery in Hubbards, N.S., will explore via a slide presentation the unique and ancient history of ferns, aspects of fern ecology, ways of growing and using ferns, and the diversity of native ferns. Read more

Bill Betty on Cougars

Bill Betty, a mountain lion advocate, will be giving a presentation on Wednesday, September 18 from 7-9 in the Museum of Natural History auditorium. This talk will cover all aspects of Cougar behavior including reproduction, predation and habituation. He will also discuss the various theories explaining how cougars have rapidly reoccupied the Northeast. The talk is free and open to the public.

Sept. 27-29 Annual Mushroom Foray

The Nova Scotia Mycological Society will be holding it’s annual foray in Berwick on the weekend of September 27-29. Full details and registration will be available shortly on the society’s web site at:

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013: Marine Biodiversity Conservation

The first presentation of HFN?s 2013/2014 programme will be delivered by Professor Dr. Boris Worm of the Biology Department, Dalhousie University. He will provide an overview of the emerging discipline of marine conservation biology.  7:30 pm at NS Museum of Natural History in Halifax.″>Read more

Rewilding our Hearts

coyote Presentation by renowned expert on coyote and canid behaviour, Dr. Marc Bekoff at Dalhousie University on Friday evening July 12th. He will talk about the emotional and moral lives of animals (non-human) and how it matters to them and us how we treat them. Read more

Open House Sessions for Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Regional Plan June 10-17

RP+5Attend an open house to learn more about the proposed changes, discuss with HRM staff and provide feedback. There will be a session on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, others in North Preston (June 10), Fall River (June 13) & Dartmouth on June 17th, hours 4:30-9 p.m. View Open House Details & Draft 2 of Revised Plan.

Thursday evening, June 13: Tree Scavenger Hunt

witch hazelJoin us as an expert or novice at 6:00 p.m. at the Dingle Tower Parking Lot for a tree scavenger hunt. Read more

Thursday, June 6: Antarctica for an Hour of a Month

David MacKenzie will share highlights and impressions of a trip which he made to Antarctica. 7:30 pm at NSMNH. Read more

Rhodora spring

RhodoraBlooms of rhodora are just coming out in The Valley and are still in the bud in HRM woods. This deciduous azalea was featured in the Nova Scotia Naturally column in The Chronicle Herald Saturday ed. today (May 18th). See article