Author Archives: Bob Kennedy


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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NS WIld Flora Society Meeting Monday, Apr. 22, 2019 7:30PM

Our speaker, Sean Blaney, will focus on recent fieldwork and new discoveries in Nova Scotia, especially in the Cape Breton Highlands in the highest elevation region of the National Park between Cheticamp and Clyburne Brook. Sean is the Executive Director … Continue reading

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See Skunk Cabbage on Long Island Apr 14

The flowers should be more open than these photos from March 2017 Travel to  Digby  then convoy to Long Island > Balancing Rock parking lot. Leave Halifax  06:00 hrs.  Meet at Tim Hortons  Digby at exit 26, Near the Irving … Continue reading

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PART I: Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness hike & collecting ● WHEN: April 26, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm ● WHERE: Meet at parking area at the end of Saskatoon Drive, near Maskwa Aquatic Club ● WHO: Dr. Sean Haughian, … Continue reading

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“Open” letter to Iain Rankin, Minister of Lands and Forestry

The Halifax Field Naturalist’s Conservation Committee wishes to bring an “open” letter to your attention. It is addressed to Iain Rankin, Minister of Lands and Forestry, from the Community Forests Shelburne County: Citizens Action for Ecological Forestry. By copying and pasting this … Continue reading

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Monday March 25, 2019 – Roots of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust: 25 years of Preserving Places for Special Plants

  The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is celebrating 25 years of land conservation this year! Join Jessica Bradford, Conservation Project Coordinator, as she takes you through a short history of the Nature Trust rooted in preserving places for special and … Continue reading

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NSWFS Nature Conservacy of Canada Talk

On Monday February 25 2019, guest  speaker and member Doug van Hemessen will inform us about some of the newest Nature Conservancy of Canada properties in Nova Scotia including the new acquisition in the Tatamagouche area.  We plan to visit … Continue reading

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