Through the fall, winter and spring, we meet at 7:30 pm on the 4th Monday of the month in the auditorium of the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax. Meetings are open to the public. Field trips are held throughout the year, but most frequently during the summer. They are usually held on a Saturday or Sunday. The field trips are also open to the public, except when numbers must be restricted.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018: Field Trip: POSTPONED BECAUSE OF TRAIL CONDITIONS
Moss hike along the Pennant River at West Pennant
Field Trip led by Anne Mills.
Anne Mills will lead a moss field trip to a newly donated 300 acre property along the Pennant River to Grand Lake. A trail (foot path) winds its way along the river and finishes at the lake. Footing at the beginning of the trail behind the parking area is a bit tricky because of tree roots but it soon levels out. Anne suggests bringing a walking stick and a snack or light lunch and to wear good boots as well. Parking is limited in the present small space so carpooling is suggested.
Participation limited (10), Registration required: contact Anne Mills at ocotillo8ATgmail.com
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
Keith Vaughan and Marion Sensen will talk about their visit to the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming, USA, in October 2015. The talk will be illustrated with photographs taken at that time. The talk will discuss the natural history and natural wonders of the parks including mountains, rivers, waterfalls, thermal hot-spots, geysers and wildlife. The Yellowstone NP sits over a vast caldera of thermal activity (thermal pools, springs and geysers), and is considered to be an active volcano which last erupted with tremendous force thousands of years ago. The thermal pools and hot springs exhibit a wonderful array of colours that are created by unusual heat-loving microorganisms called “thermophiles” that thrive in the hot water conditions. Major geological features of the park are the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its magnificent waterfalls, the Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Lake, and the Madison River. The talk will end with photos of the magnificent Grand Teton mountain range at the southern part of this amazing natural treasure.”
Mon Jan 28, 2019:
Members slide night
More details to follow. Regular Meeting.
…Meetings for Feb Mar, topics TBA
…Possible winter ID walk
…Mar/Apr Skunk cabbage in SW Nova Scotia (field trip)
…Apr is AGM and ACCDC talk
…Apr/May: Avon Peninsula/Hepatica exploration (field trip; Charles Cron)
…May: Nature NS weekend (usually last wk-end in May)
…May or early June, outdoor evening Mtg/Walk