Category Archives: Flora

Eagle Hill Online Seminars

A rare opportunity to tap into their knowledge of grasses and sedges without having to travel to Maine. Flyers for the first Eagle Hill Online-only Mini-seminars are now available! These are intensive, live, online training opportunities taught by expert instructors … Continue reading

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Gardening with Native Plants Webinar

The Bomindon Naturalist Society is hosting a Webinar: Ask-the-Expert: Native Plant Gardening Tuesday June 30, 7 – 8 pm (webinar) Gardening with native plants creates a win-win-win: for the gardener and our local flora and fauna. Native plants are easy … Continue reading

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NSWFS Field Trip to Troop Island

Members only : Troop Island. Old growth trees on Nova Scotia Nature Trust property.  Sat. June 13 with alternate dates June 20 /21 whichever is best re weather concerns (rain wind etc).Boat crossing to island. Register with Charles Cron before … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Spring Bloomers

While we may not be able to get out this year due to social isolation, Charlie Cron has sent us some pictures from last year of what we are missing… Broom Crowberry – Corema conradii – Early April 2019 Coltsfoot – Tussilago farfara – Early … Continue reading

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New resources for Mosses and Lichens

Dr. Sean Haughian, Botany Curator of the Nova Scotia Museum has kindly made some of the museum’s archived materials on Bryophytes and Lichens available to us. PDF files can be found here for Bryophytes  and Lichens  and web site links can … 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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Flora of Nova Scotia Course – Acadia University

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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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Dalhousie Biology Dept herbarium beng digitized

View A CENTURY OF SPECIMENS by Stefanie Wilson in Dal News for Aug 7, 2018. Some extracts: The Herbarium Digitization Project is a collaboration between the Department of Biology and the University Archives. A four-step process, the digitization involves verification, … Continue reading

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