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Sunday February 11, 2018 Lichen Walk

The fascinating and beautiful microcosm of lichens can be explored all year round. Lichens are not plants, not fungus, not moss, and not parasites. Lichens are a complex life form that is a symbiotic partnership of two separate organisms, a … Continue reading

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Mon Feb 26, 2018: Hunting for the Disjunct Populations of Flora in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is particularly blessed with many small and unique communities of plants. Most of them are relics of different times in our natural history since glaciation. Many are unknown anywhere else in Canada. These small and isolated populations sometimes … Continue reading

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An explanation for the “Acadian Forest Love Affair”

Participants in our October field trip to the old forest by Sandy Lake (Bedford, NS) will recall the embrace of a yellow birch and a hemlock. It was hard to see it as totally accidental. A little literature research suggests … Continue reading

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Please help protect West Mabou Beach Provincial Park

West Mabou Beach Provincial Park is under threat of partial development in the form of a golf course. View Fight brewing over potential golf course in Mabou area CBC, Jan 1, 2018 The West Mabou Beach Committee is asking wild … Continue reading

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Monday Jan 22, 2018: Members’ slide night

January 22nd marks the first meeting in 2018 with members’ slide night. Members will receive an e-mail about how to proceed if you to participate as a presenter. Slide night is always a fun evening as we learn about members’ … Continue reading

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Canada Rock Rose topic of BNS meeting in Wolfville, Oct 16, 2017

From the Blomidon Naturalists Society: The Blomidon Naturalists Society will hold its regular October meeting on Monday, October 16 at 7:30 PM in Room BAC241 of the Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Wolfville. The Blomidon Naturalists Society will be joining … Continue reading

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Oct 14, 2017: Acadian Forest Walk

Acadian forest walk. The area of Sandy Lake/Jack Lake/Marsh Lake in Bedford supports some magnificent sweeps of mixed, multi-aged Acadian forest. David Patriquin will lead a walk to view several Old Growth stands. The basic walk will take about 2.5 … Continue reading

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Monday Sep 25, 2017: Building a functional mini-meadow without shocking the neighbours (too much)..

Monday Sep 25, 2017 Building a functional mini-meadow without shocking the neighbours (too much)..  Mary Macaulay wants to be pollinator-friendly and will tell us how she is doing it. Mary, a long-time member of NSWFS, is owner and operator of … Continue reading

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Access to the old website

The old website can be accessed at versicolor.ca/nswfsOLDsite There is still a lot there (information, articles and photos), the site just won’t be updated.

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Website is being revised

The format of the NS Wild Flora Society website is being revised so that it functions on a WordPress platform. For the moment, just the upcoming program and recent news will be posted. I will provide access to the old … Continue reading

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