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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Supreme Court rules in favour of Naturalists/East Coast Environmental Law versus NS Lands & Forestry

Today’s decision confirms that Nova Scotia’s ESA is the law, and not a set of vague or voluntary guidelines. The Minister is required to fulfill the law’s mandatory requirements to protect some of the province’s most vulnerable species. – Sarah … Continue reading

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The oak woodland in south-end Halifax

“The Oaks” is the estate at the south end of Robie Street in Halifax. It  includes a historic house, lawns and gardens and the surrounding mostly red-oak woodland. It was occupied by Premier Robert Stanfield for a lengthy period; he … Continue reading

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There are “guerilla gardeners” and now “guerilla plant namers”

View ‘Not just weeds’: how rebel botanists are using graffiti to name forgotten flora In the Guardian, May 1, 2020. A rising international force of rebel botanists armed with chalk has taken up street graffiti to highlight the names and importance … Continue reading

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What’s the earliest flowering native plant in Nova Scotia?

I guess it’s a toss-up between Skunk Cabbage and Dwarf Eastern Mistletoe I thought the answer was skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, which I thought is found naturally only in SW Nova Scotia but, according to Nova Scotia Plants, also occurs … Continue reading

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CPAWS asks for support to Save Owls Head Provincial Park Reserve

UPDATE: NSWFS writes letter “to express our concern with the de-listing of Owls Head Provincial Park Reserve and proposed golf course development on these public lands” View Owls Head NSWFS letter Jan 30, 2020 ————- From action.cpaws.org: “The Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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