Category Archives: natural history

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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There are “guerilla gardeners” and now “guerilla plant namers”

View ‘Not just weeds’: how rebel botanists are using graffiti to name forgotten flora In the Guardian, May 1, 2020. A rising international force of rebel botanists armed with chalk has taken up street graffiti to highlight the names and importance … 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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Eagle Hill Field Seminars 2020 announced – On the eastern Maine coast

Several of our NS Wild Flora Society members have attended these classes at Eagle Hill, and rave about them. Click on image for details Below Posted Feb. 7 Announcing Eagle Hill Institute’s seminars on vascular plants Eagle Hill is right … Continue reading

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