"Precious as jewels, fleeting as snow-flakes, yet ancient as the forest itself, these are the wildflowers of the Acadian forest. The trillium, the spring beauty, the bloodroot and lady slipper, once as abundant as the songbirds - now driven to the far recesses of their range. A priceless inheritance many Maritimers may never see, truly, the Treasures of the Old Forest".
Treasures Of The Old ForestAn exceptionally beautiful film about spring
in Nova Scotia's vanishing Old Forests
The film is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Albert E. Roland (1919-1991) who spoke for "the little plants" of the Great Acadian Forest.
Original Script: Bruce Partridge, Direction & Cinematography: Henri Steeghs, Narration: Gay Hauser. Color-22 mins. Copyright 2005 Avalon & Meguma Natural History Films.
Filming Locations: Pictou-Antigonish Highlands (James River - Egg Mountan), Mabou Highlands
Forwarded by Dr. David Garbary (St. Francis Xavier University). Posted with permission and on behalf of the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society.
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Posted on nswildflora.ca 24 Feb 2014