20 July 2024: July Canoe (or Kayak) Trip

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Otter Ponds iNaturalist BioBlitz Sat July 6, 2024

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Poster: Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

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18 June 2024 HFN Talk: Carbon Run

There will be a Zoom option for HFN Members.

The Nova Scotia Salmon Association’s Ecologist Edmund Halfyard, PhD, along with Dalhousie environmental scientist Shannon Sterling, PhD, co-founded Carbon Run, a company whose mission is to ‘restore the health of rivers and their natural ability to draw carbon from land — to sea’. The presentation will detail the situation we are currently in, the steps needed to rectify this, and Carbon Run’s approach to doing so. Through their research, they have found that when water quality is restored, rivers regain their natural ability to markedly increase biodiversity while drawing down carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Several of our HFN members have previously seen this presentation (last fall) and highly recommend all our members also have the opportunity to see it.

For more information, email: hfn.inquiries@gmail.com

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8 June 2024: Caribou Bog Plant Tour

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21 May 2024: Maritime Walruses

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11 May 2024: Exploring Aerial Insectivores (a Nature Nova Scotia event)

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4 May 2024: Burntcoat Head Park

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City Nature Challenge begins Apr 26 (today) & runs to Mon Apr 29, 2024

Photo from Canadian Wildlife Federation page on the City Nature Challenge

Halifax is participating in the iNaturalist-based City Nature Challenge again, this year over the days Friday Apr 26 to Monday Apr 29

It’s pretty simple to contribute to Halifax’s effort to document our natural world and illustrate citizen’s love of that world.

Participants photograph a nature observation of a “species” (e.g.a robin, or a flower) within the boundaries of HRM within the Apr 28-May 1 timeframe and upload it to iNaturalist. (HRM refers to Halifax Regional Municipality, now just called Halifax. It encompasses all of Halifax County.) Cape Breton Regional Municipality is the other NS participant. Continue reading

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27 Apr 2024: Hemlock Ravine Walk (CNC/iNaturalist)

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Tue 16 Apr 2024: Fossils & Evolution – The Maritime Story

For those attending the live presentation at the museum, Ron will have¬†copies of the book “The Last Billion Years”, on which his presentation is based (https://atlanticgeosciencesociety.ca/books), for sale at $20 no tax (regular $45 plus tax). ¬†It will need to be a cash transaction (or cheque to the Atlantic Geoscience¬†Society).

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Earth Day 22 Apr 2024

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