Author Archives: Bob Kennedy

Looking for Circumboreal Plants Common to Two Continents – and A Visit to the Linnaean Botanical Garden in Uppsala, Sweden

Monday Feb. 24 Bob Kennedy had the opportunity to briefly visit Northern Europe this past summer. He became fascinated by the few plants which were native to both Europe and Nova Scotia and the many more that were similar, yet … Continue reading

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NSWFS Letter on Owl’s Head

­ The following letter was emailed by the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society to the people listed below on January 30, 2020 Attn: Premier Stephen McNeil; Honourable Iain Rankin, Minister of Lands and Forestry; Honourable Gordon Wilson, Minister of the … Continue reading

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Members’ Photo Night Monday Jan. 27, 2020

On Monday Jan. 27, all NSWFS members have an opportunity to share their favourite recent photos on the high quality projector in the Museum of Natural History.  Select up to 10 of your favourite flora slides of the year or from any … Continue reading

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Monday, Nov 25, 2019: Sean Haughian on the Lichens and Liverworts growing on the trees, soil and rocks of Atlantic Canada

Sean R. Haughian is Curator of Botany at the Nova Scotia Museum and he has specialized in lichens, liverworts and bryophytes in his many years as a field and lab botanist. Nova Scotia has one of the best habitats in … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Nature Trust Hike Sept. 7

Please join the Nova Scotia Nature Trust for a ‘Connecting with Nature’ Event in partnership with their friends at the Ecology Action Centre: Conserving and Enjoying the Fire-Prone Backlands Saturday, September 7th, 10am The Purcells Cove Backlands contain a vast … Continue reading

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Monthly Wild Flora Meeting Monday Sep 23

  Our speaker, Alain Belliveau, will talk about his explorations for the Ram’s-head Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium arietinum), a small but beautiful orchid whose very few populations are ranked as vulnerable in Nova Scotia.    Alain is the Botanist and collections … Continue reading

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This is a field trip being held by the Halifax Field Naturalists Join the NS Wild Flora Society’s President Charles Cron to explore the botany along a hiking trail in the St. Margaret’s Bay Area. We’ll begin with a first … Continue reading

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Monday May 27 2019: Regular meeting night Outdoors: Hobblebush in Dingle Park (aka Fleming Park)

Meet 6;30pm in the Parking lot at the Dingle Tower. If Hobblebush have past peak may travel to an alternate site nearby. Easy walking. Short distance. Charlie will watch area and if peak bloom is early will post to website … Continue reading

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Announcing Eagle Hill Institute’s seminars on vascular plants

Eagle Hill is right on the coast of Eastern Maine, between Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. Jun 16 – 22 … Medicinal Plants: Historical and Contemporary Uses … Steven Foster Jun 16 – 22 … Sedges … Continue reading

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Native Plant Sale – Acadia U. Wolfville, May 4, 2019 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Location: KC Irving Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – 32 University Ave., Wolfville Help support biodiversity by growing native plants in your garden. A variety of native perennials grown by volunteers from seed collected at the Harriet Irving Botanical … Continue reading

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