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April 12, 2018: Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park Citizen’s Meeting

“All are invited to a public meeting on April 12th for updates and information on park progress. We will also explore interest in forming a citizen’s group, such as a “Friends of Blue Mountain” group, to speak up for creation … Continue reading

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Monday April 23, 2018: AGM and Sean Blaney on an Arctic Flora Paradise in the Cape Breton Highlands

Monday April 23, 2018 AGM and Sean Blaney on an Arctic Flora Paradise in the Cape Breton Highlands Following our short Annual General Meeting, our speaker will be Sean Blaney of the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre. Sean will present … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 24, 2018: “Come celebrate the Municipality of Chester’s newest green space at Castle Rock”

“Castle Rock in East River is the Municipality of Chester’s newest public open space. Previously private property, it was sold to the Municipality along with another, smaller parcel so the public could enjoy the popular spot overlooking the Mahone Bay. … Continue reading

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Mon March 26, 2018: Biodiversity of Nova Scotia’s Barrens: Not so Barren After All

If you ever enjoyed a walk out at Peggys Cove, Taylor Head, Duncan’s Cove or the Skyline trail in Cape Breton Highlands national park, this talk is for you. As well as being iconic landscapes, barrens contribute an important and … Continue reading

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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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