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 UPMonday Sep 25, 2017
Building a functional mini-meadow without shocking the neighbours (too much)..
Mary Macaulay wants to be pollinator-friendly and will tell us how she is doing it. Mary, a long-time member of NSWFS, is owner and operator of the Social Enterprise Remember Adventures in Tatamagouche. She has been raising awareness about insect decline since 2013 via social media as Queen Bee for the global Insect Recovery Project.
Saturday Oct 14, 2017
Acadian forest walk.
Local. Details to follow. Rain date will be Saturday Oct 21. David Patriquin will lead this walk. It will include some old growth stands.
Monday Oct 23, 2017
Looking for stuff. Terrestrial Ecology for Fun and Profit
Mike Crowell will talk about what is involved in being a consulting terrestrial ecologist. The talk will focus on the various roles that a terrestrial field ecologist plays during their career using Mike as an example. The life of a consulting ecologist can be fun and challenging. On one hand, you get to see a lot of scenery and some really neat things. On the other hand your life can be chaotic and everybody wants their reports yesterday. All things considered, it is a rewarding career. Mike is a plant ecologist by training and a wildlife ecologist by avocation. He has worked as a consultant for the past 34 years . He graduated from Dalhousie University with a MSc. Degree in 1988 where he studied with Bill Freedman.
Monday Nov 27, 2017
Seagrasses & Seaweeds of the southern Caribbean
David Patriquin, details to follow
Monday December 25, 2017
Enjoy Christmas Day!!!