Category Archives: natural history

Upcoming Field Seminar on Liverworts – Eagle Hill

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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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Botany Course at Acadia May 9-27

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Upcoming Eagle Hill Online Mini-Seminar 2022

  The Genus Quercus: Ecology, Evolution, and Global Distribution Instructor: Paul Manos Dates: March 21st–March 25th, 2022 Times: 7PM–9PM ET Scheduling Details: Three sessions: March 21, 23, 25 Tuition Cost: $125 Description: The oaks (Quercus, Fagaceae) comprise more than 430 … Continue reading

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Comments submitted Dec 8, 2021 to Old Growth Policy Consultation

Comments on the proposed Old Growth Forest Policy submitted on Dec 8, 2021 on behalf of the Halifax Field Naturalists and the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society by David Patriquin, Prof of Biology, Dalhousie University (retired), Member of the Conservation … Continue reading

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Comments submitted to PPA Consultation with a focus on the Ingram River Conservation Area 27 Sep 2021

Nova Scotia Parks and Protected Areas Summer 2021 Consultation Comments submitted on Sep 27, 2021 on behalf of the Halifax Field Naturalists and the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society by David Patriquin (Member of the Conservation Committee of the Halifax … Continue reading

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Published today: Barrens Ecosystems in Nova Scotia: Classification of Heathlands and Related Plant Communities

NSWFS member Caitlin Porter is lead author of this magnificent publication: Porter, C.J.M., Basquill, S.P. and Lundholm, J.T. 2020. Barrens Ecosystems in Nova Scotia: Classification of Heathlands and Related Plant Communities. Joint publication of Nova Scotia government and Saint Mary’s … 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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The oak woodland in south-end Halifax

“The Oaks” is the estate at the south end of Robie Street in Halifax. It  includes a historic house, lawns and gardens and the surrounding mostly red-oak woodland. It was occupied by Premier Robert Stanfield for a lengthy period; he … Continue reading

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