Annual General Meeting Apr 26

Eastern Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium pusillum) in bloom – Jeffrey White

The Annual General Meeting of the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society will be held Monday, April 26 at 07:00 PM Atlantic Time.

At 8 pm Conservation Data Centre Keynote Speakers, Sean Blaney (Executive Director & Senior Scientist) and Colin Chapman (Botanist/Lichenologist) will join us, to speak about their conservation work.

If you are a member or would like to be and do not have an invite to the Zoom meeting, please contact Anne Mills  ocotillo8@gmail.com

See the “2020-2021 AGM” under “About Us” for the agenda and president’s message.

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NSWFS Field Trip : Digby Neck area. Sat. April 3 2021

We will meet Rev.Jeffrey White at Digby 10:00 am at the Tim Hortons parking lot just off the 101 Exit 26.  The Roundabout should take you to an Irving Station on the left entering Digby at Conway.  The Tim Hortons is next on the left.( If you need gas get it there). We will then travel in convoy to Digby Neck. Please register with Charles Cron if you wish to come. Call 902 477 8272 leave message (name telephone&/email ) or send email  (ccron72@hotmail.com) so he can contact you.

Limitations: 2 or max 3 passengers per car ,wear masks, we will social distance on site; if too many, we will divide into smaller groups  – observing Covid-19 precautions). Hiking boots should be OK, rubber boots probably best. Expect soft wet ground, most spots.

Photos of Skunk Cabbage: Bob Kennedy
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NSWFS Monthly ZOOM Meeting Feb 22 – Lichen Conservation in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society regular business will begin at 7 PM and our speaker; Brad Toms, will join us at 7:30 p.m.

Brad is a Wildlife Biologist at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute and will present on how to find and identify the lichens protected under endangered species legislation in Nova Scotia.

Zoom links and invitations have been sent out to members. If you are a member and have not received one or wish to become a member, please contact ocotillo8@gmail.com
Topic: NSWFS – February Monthly Meeting – Lichen Conservation in Nova Scotia
Time: Feb 22, 2021 07:00 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)
Photos Bob Kennedy, Jefferey White
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NSWFS Monthly ZOOM Meeting Mar 22 – Old Growth Identification and Protection on Crown Lands

 

The Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society is inviting you to our March 22nd, 2021 ZOOM Meeting. Regular business will start at 7:00 pm.

Our presenters from Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry will be Peter Bush – Provincial Landscape Ecologist of  Forest Research and Planning and Brad Butt – Research and Planning Forester. They will join us at 7:30 pm to speak and answer questions about Old Growth Identification and Protection on Crown Lands in Nova Scotia.

Zoom links and invitations have been sent out to members. If you are a member and have not received one or wish to become a member, please contact ocotillo8@gmail.com
Topic: NSWFS – March Monthly Meeting – Old Growth Forest on Crown Lands
Time: Mar 22, 2021 07:00 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)
Photos Mary Macaulay
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Published today: Barrens Ecosystems in Nova Scotia: Classification of Heathlands and Related Plant Communities

NSWFS member Caitlin Porter is lead author of this magnificent publication:

Porter, C.J.M., Basquill, S.P. and Lundholm, J.T. 2020. Barrens Ecosystems in Nova Scotia: Classification of Heathlands and Related Plant Communities. Joint publication of Nova Scotia government and Saint Mary’s University. Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry, Biodiversity Reference Guide 2020-001.

Caitlin J.M. Porter, Department of Biology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

 Sean P. Basquill, Wildlife Division, Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry, Kentville, NS; Department of Biology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

Jeremy T. Lundholm, Department of Biology, Department of Environmental Sciences, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

It’s 72 pages, well illustrated with photos and maps. It is available in pdf form at https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/pdf/Barrens-Classification.pdf
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NSWFS appeals planned logging on Crown land in Cumberland Co. 15Dec2020

Submitted to Forestry Maps via the HPMV (Harvest Plan Map Viewer, re: DNR ID CU060268, 9 ha Variable Retention 20% 

We (NSWFS) have walked the extent of this proposed clearcut (20% retention) and have established that it is old growth climax mixed acadian forest (circa at least 200 years old) with exceptionally unusual understory moss, lichen and tree lichen biodiversity. Somewhat of a “rain forest”.

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AGM by Zoom January 6, 2021

Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society
Annual General Meeting 2019/2020 Years (combined due to COVID 19)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Via Zoom due to COVID 19

RSVP by Dec. 30 to Anne Mills ocotillo8ATgmail.com
If you can join us on Zoom!
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Eagle Hill Online Seminars

A rare opportunity to tap into their knowledge of grasses and sedges without having to travel to Maine.

Flyers for the first Eagle Hill Online-only Mini-seminars are now available!

These are intensive, live, online training opportunities taught by expert instructors on Zoom. These Mini-seminars have broad geographic applicability and their formats are variable, depending upon the subject matter and the teaching preferences of the instructors. Each includes suggestions for readings, online videos, and websites to efficiently augment what is covered during online presentations. All are taught outside of normal work-week hours, i.e., during evenings and on weekends. See below for flyers with scheduling details and descriptions.

Participants need to have a Zoom account (https://zoom.us ; sign-up is free). They will receive a secure link to join the instructor before each class.

Individual classes will be recorded and made available to stream (not download) for the duration of the seminar by its participants, so they are able to review them or make up missed ones.

General Information

Online Calendar

Registration

If you have any other questions, feel free to email us at office@eaglehill.us or call us at 207.546.2821 Ext. 4

Online Mini-seminars

Flyers with descriptions for each of these Online-only Mini-seminars can be found by clicking the underlined seminar titles below. The flyers can also be found on our calendar webpage. Those that are still pending will be available on the calendar webpage shortly.

Leaf Mining and Stem Mining Insects

Instructor: Charley Eiseman
Dates: July 25 – August 29 (Five consecutive Saturdays, but not August 15. [i.e., July 25; Aug 1, 8, 22, 29])
Times: 7:00-9:00 PM EST

Identification of Lepidoptera Through Micro-dissection

Instructor: Paul Dennehy
Dates: July 27–31
Times: 6:30-8:30 PM EST

Biology and Field Identification of Amphibians and Reptiles

Instructor: Lynda Miller
Dates: July 28 – Aug 6. (Tue, Thu, Sat, Tue, Thu.)
Times: 7:00-9:00 PM EST

The Poet and The Natural World

Instructor: Hayley Kolding
Dates: July 29–August 26 (July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26)
Times: 6:30-8:30 PM EST

“Introduction to Tardigrade Study and Identification”

Instructor: Emma Perry
Dates: Saturdays, August 1–29
Times: 1:00–3:00 PM EST

“Painting Hummingbirds in Watercolor”

Instructor: Dorie Petrochko
Dates: September 4–October 2
Times: Sept 4: 5-7 PM EST, Sept 12: 5-7 PM EST, Sept 19: 5-7 PM EST, Sept 26: 5-7 PM EST, October 2: 4-7 PM, EST

“Identification of Common Grasses (Poaceae) Using Field Features”

Instructor: Robert Lichvar
Dates: September 21–25
Times: 7:00–9:00 PM EST

“Identification of Common Carex (Sedges) Using Field Features”

Instructor: Robert Lichvar
Dates: October 5–7
Times: 7:00–9:00 PM EST

Eagle Hill Publishing – Peer-reviewed scientific journals

office@eaglehill.us, Phone: 207.546.2821 Ext. 4, Fax: 207-546-3042

Eagle Hill Institute
PO Box 9, 59 Eagle Hill Road, Steuben, ME 04680-0009, United States

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Find other Bioblitzes coming up in the Maritimes at https://www.facebook.com/CityNatureChallengeMaritimes

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Gardening with Native Plants Webinar

The Blomindon Naturalist Society is hosting a Webinar:

Ask-the-Expert: Native Plant Gardening

Tuesday June 30, 7 – 8 pm (webinar)

Gardening with native plants creates a win-win-win: for the gardener and our local flora and fauna. Native plants are easy to grow, adapted to our local conditions and are as attractive as ornamental plants hailing from other parts of the world. They play a key role in maintaining the biodiversity of our region serving as food, shelter and breeding grounds for indigenous wildlife.

Join us for an engaging session on native plant gardening with Gary Schneider of MacPhail Woods and Adrien Rawley formerly with the Harriet Irving Gardens, who will share their passion and knowledge and answer all your questions. All ages and experiences encouraged.

Register to join and and submit your questions, photos and links to katiemclean@annapolisriver.ca

This is a collaborative initiative brought to you by CARP, FSA, BNS, and JWA.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/810795876117634/

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