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Rally to protect Hartlan Point Saturday Nov 26, 2022

UPDATE: VIEW CBC: Concerns raised over plans to build warship testing facility at Hartlen Point (NOV 23, 2022) Hartlen Point in Eastern Passage “is regarded as one of the best mainland migrant traps in Nova Scotia comprised of open areas, fairways of the golf course, mud flats, spruce thickets, cobble and kelp-covered beaches, cattail marshes, […]

Nature NS asks us to “Take the Challenge: Biodiversity Challenge Badge” 21Oct2022

It’s pretty simple and would likely mesh readily with the nature exploration & enjoyment activities of Halifax Field Naturalists and many more nature-oriented folks in NS: “basically, the challenge is to observe the natural world around you as you hike. To earn the badge, you have to do 10 hikes and submit 10 observations from […]

Nature NS expresses concerns about move to open gates to western Lake Rossignol 16Oct2022

Bob Bancroft, president of Nature Nova Scotia, has written a letter to The Premier, and Minsters of Environment…, Communities.., Natural Resources noting that “Minister Rushton has expressed a determination to remove the gates from the Mersey River to allow motorized access to ATVs” and urging well-informed, and careful management of these lands, through inclusive dialogue […]

Public Comment Period on Southdale/Eisner Cover Wetland now open, closes Mon Sep 19, 2022

Southdale site on Aug 15, 2022. Trees had been cleareddown to the wetland.  From p 6 of LetterClick on image for larger version An invitation from Shape Our City Halifax has just been issued to “to share your feedback on the draft policies, development agreement and submitted plans” related to the Southdale Future Growth Node  […]

May 27-29, 2022: Nature NS Celebration of Nature

The Celebration of Nature is our big annual event, a talk and hike series as well as our AGM, and it always falls on the last weekend in May. Pre-COVID when the event took place entirely in-person, we would rotate locations around the province and a local NatureNS member group would host the event. This […]

Zack Metcaalfe in Rural Delivery: Whale Nation

About  a masterpiece of writing and photography in the Dec 2021 issue of Rural Delivery, that wonderful magazine about life in rural NS produced by Dirk van Loon & Co.  that’s been with us for over 40 years, Zack Metcalfe  commented “I spent much of 2021 working on this article, reading books on the natural […]

Friends of Eisner’s Cove Wetland seeking support 14Feb2022

From Susan Van Iderstine: “I am writing on behalf of the Friends of Eisner Cove Wetland, a group of citizens headed by Bill Zebedee. We are dedicated to the preservation of the wetland and its protective forest belt, situated in Dartmouth, and we are very concerned about a large residential development proposal currently in planning […]

We lose a beloved naturalist and HFN supporter, Bob McDonald (1944-2021)

It is with heavy hearts that we heard this past week of the passing of Bob McDonald. Bob and Wendy, his always present spouse, partner, campaigner, have contributed so much to HFN, Halifax and the province over the years, it really cannot be summarized in a few words. They were awarded our Colin Stewart Conservation […]

Comments submitted to PPA Consultation with a focus on the Ingram River Conservation Area 27 Sep 2021

Nova Scotia Parks and Protected Areas Summer 2021 Consultation Comments submitted on Sep 27, 2021 on behalf of the Halifax Field Naturalists and the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society by David Patriquin (Member of the Conservation Committee of the Halifax Field Naturalists & Member of the Board of the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society)

HFN and NSWFS make a joint submission to the Regional Plan Review

Halifax Regional Plan Review 2021: Feedback from two naturalist societies – the Halifax Field Naturalists and the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society Submitted to regionalplan@halifax.ca on July 15, 2021 WHO WE ARE The Halifax Field Naturalists (HFN), founded in 1975, seeks to “educate ourselves and the public at large in the natural history of Nova […]

City Nature Challenge April 30th to May 5th 2021

View – City Nature Challenge 2021: Nova Scotia “This umbrella project brings together all the 2021 Nova Scotian CNC entries. Lets go Nova Scotia!” Locations: Halifax, CA, NSAnnapolis, CA, NSKings, CA, NSCape Breton, NS, CA – City Nature Challenge 2021: Halifax Regional Municipality “Help put Halifax Regional Municipality on the global nature scene! On April […]

Want to learn more about iNaturalist? CWF Webinar on April 7, 2021

UPDATE: THIS WEBINAR IS NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ARCHIVE. April 7, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST [1 pm to 2 pm AST] iNaturalist has become one of the world’s most popular nature apps and the Canadian Wildlife Federation has led the charge in bringing it to Canada. It’s more than just an app; there’s […]