Programme

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.

COMING UP

ST. MARGARET’S BAY BOTANY SATURDAY , JUN. 8, with a rain date of June 9th

This is a field trip being held by the Halifax Field Naturalists

Join the NS Wild Flora Society’s President Charles Cron to explore the botany along a hiking trail in the St. Margaret’s Bay Area. We’ll begin with a first fen at an old saw mill site described as a true fen surrounded by old spruce woods. The second fen has intact mature spruce woods and a recent clear-cut. Trilliums and Stemless Lady’s Slippers will be in bloom at this time. Rubber boots will be necessary!

Rain Date: Sunday June 9nd

Contact: Carol Klar, cklar@bellaliant.net, 443-3385

Time/place: 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Tim Horton’s near the Sobey’s gas bar, at Exit 5 off Hwy 103.

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: E asy to moderate

Monday May 27 2019: Regular meeting night Outdoors: Hobblebush in Dingle Park (aka Fleming Park)

Meet 6;30pm in the Parking lot at the Dingle Tower. If Hobblebush have past peak may travel to an alternate site nearby. Easy walking. Short distance. Charles will watch area and if peak bloom is early will post to website so all may have a chance to see an impressive display of this under story plant.

Photos Charles Cron

3 Day Summer Field Trip in Tatamagouche – July 26 to 28

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The Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society has set a date for the summer field trip: July 26 to 28 – 3 days, 2 nights. We are still working on the final plan, but have so far narrowed it down to some hikes which include 2 new Nature Conservancy properties (1 old growth acadian forest, other white cedar forest) , Waugh River 2 hot spots and possibly a Wallace River Hotspot. We expect boating outings would be done as informal evening events: Angevine Lake to the the fragrant water lilies that should be blooming en masse at the east end of the lake, and Waugh River kayaking.

Mary McCauly generously offered accomodations at her properties in Tatamgouche and on Angevine Lake, but they are now fully booked.  There are other accomodations still available in the area through www.novascotia.com/places-to-stay or www.airbnb.ca/Accommodations/Nova-Scotia‎ , but book soon.

Breakfast will be provided for those staying at Mary’s places. Picnic lunches can be prepped for an extra fee or bring your own – Nature Conservancy may help with this.

Dinners will be booked by NSWFS into local restaurants. These might be at McMahon’s in Wallace or Big Al’s in Tatamagouche. Pay your own.

Any NSWF member paid up is welcome on the outings but must please let us know well beforehand that they plan to be joining us.

Please contact Bob Kennedy bob@grimsey.ca to let us know if you intend to come (and have not told us so already) or if you have any questions.

Past Events