Author Archives: Bob Kennedy

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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LICHEN HIKE & WORKSHOP for 2019 CITY NATURE CHALLENGE – HALIFAX

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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Members’ Photo Night Monday Jan. 28, 2019

On Monday Jan. 29, 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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Bob’s Talk being Repeated Jan 3

3 Unique Habitats: Albert Mines, Cape Breton, Shingle Lake For those that missed it (or found he ran through the pictures too fast), Bob Kennedy will be repeating his presentation of his “3 Trips to Unique Habitats” at the Halifax … Continue reading

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Visit to Blue Curls site

  On Aug. 25 (and again with David Patriquin on Sep 2), Charles Cron and Bob Kennedy canoed and hiked out to the only known site of Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum) in the Maritimes. We wish to thank Sean Blaney … Continue reading

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Exploring Cape Breton July 21-30

Bob Kennedy and Jeff White are mounting a trip to explore Cape Breton flora from July 21-July 30. It includes the Baleine area, Aspy Bay and Meat Cove at the extreme North-West tip. We will be looking for arctic species … Continue reading

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