5 Mar 2024: Halifax Planetarium

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Tue 20 Feb 2024: The Carbon Cage

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Nature Nova Scotia 2024 Celebration of Nature 24-26 May

For more information go to: https://naturens.ca/the-celebration-of-nature/?mc_cid=7edfe5cfe8

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Sat 10 Feb 2024: Flag Pond Park

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Mon 22 Jan 2024: Burke-Gaffney Observatory

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Sun 21 Jan 2024: Sewer Stroll / Safari

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Tue 16 Jan 24: Ecosystem Conservation (Zoom Only)

Due to wintry mix weather, this will be a Zoom meeting for members only.  Zoom link will be sent to HFN members by email.

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Tue 19 Dec 23: Nature’s Good News & Members’ Holiday Social

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Remembering Colin Stewart twenty years ago today 29Nov2023

Colin Stewart leads discussions
on Nov 29, 2003

“A team of professionals from various agencies and organizations including HRM, DNR, CFIA, Parks Canada, Dalhousie University, and Nova Scotia Field Naturalists, had been assembled to assess risk and develop an approach to the remediation phase. The goal of remediation is to mitigate short term risks while protecting the ability to restore the park over the longer term.” – from HRM Council Report, Jan 13, 2004

On Nov 29, 2003, several HFN members participated in a tour of Point Pleasant Park, followed by a discussion of ‘what to do now’ led by Colin Stewart at park maintenance facilities on Point Pleasant Drive.

In the final sentence of his  Tribute to Colin, Bob McDonald wrote

Even though severely weakened by his illness, Colin continued to work on what was to be his last major challenge: the remediation and restoration of hurricane Juan-devastated Point Pleasant Park.

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HFN calls for Colin Stewart Conservation Award Nominations 25Nov2023

Betty Hodgson (left) in 2015, presenting The Colin Stewart Conservation Award to Bonnie Sutherland who received it on behalf of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. Betty was our recipient for 2023!

Extended Deadline for submissions – December 31st, 2023

It’s that time of year again – time to nominate a friend, colleague, or special group for the Colin Stewart Conservation Award. The award was established by HFN in 2004 to honour the late Colin Stewart’s many years of dedicated service to nature conservation in Nova Scotia. Colin was its first recipient.

Neither the nominee nor the nominator need be members of HFN, and a nomination can be made by any individual or group in Nova Scotia. The award is given annually for significant conservation efforts in the province, unless in a particular year we don’t receive any nominations or the nominations do not meet the award criteria. Nominations will be evaluated by the Colin Stewart Award Committee (its members are listed on Page Two of our quarterly newsletter). Continue reading

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Rare Bird Walk postponed to Sunday

Please note that due to unfavourable weather conditions anticipated for tomorrow morning, the outing (see description below) originally scheduled for tomorrow [Nov 25] has been delayed by one day. It will now be held Sunday, November 26. Meeting time and place (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth) remain the same. There is no need to register. Those who wish to participate need only show up on Sunday rather than Saturday.”

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  •  Rare Birds Walk
    Some of the rarest birds of the year show up in HRM in late November and early December! This year Clarence Stevens
    Sr. will lead us on this ‘Rare Birds Walk’ hitting the hottest of the hot spots during the last weekend in November. Registration is required.
    Rain Date: No Rain Date
    Contact: Clarence Stevens Sr., 902-464-1664
    Time/Place: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth.
    Difficulty: Light to moderate
    Duration: 3 hours
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Tue 21 Nov, 2023: TransCoastal Adaptations

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