Category Archives: Flora

Norris Whiston on Flower Clusters & Ecology of Common Nova Scotia Trees and Shrubs

Norris Whiston is a member of the NS Wild Flora Society. One of Norris’s passions is compiling user-friendly guides to the local flora, which he generously shares with all of us on a page on this website. Norris’s latest production … Continue reading

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Norris Whiston shares his Nature Guides 3May2022

Norris is a member of the NS Wild Flora Society. A retired science teacher, he was very involved in the creation of the Cobequid Eco -Trails Society. “Norris has written over 50 books and brought that passion to the landscapes … Continue reading

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Eagle Hill Institute’s 2022 Vascular Plant Seminars

Eagle Hill is right on the coast of Eastern Maine, between Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. *Please note that proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) is required for acceptance into our seminars. July 10–16 — Grass … Continue reading

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NSWFS Field Trip: Sat June 12/21 10:00-12:00hrs. Jack Pine Barrens

Members Only. Max 5 participants. Jack Pine Barrens:  Jack pine ,open and closed cones; Mountain sandwort; Hudsonia, Chokeberry, and others in bloom now.  Meet Parking Lot Near Naval Firefighting School. Will walk to selected sites along Purcel’s Cove Rd. and … 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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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 Blomindon 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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