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.
Monthly Wild Flora Meeting Monday Sep 23
Our speaker, Alain Belliveau, will talk about his explorations for the Ram’s-head Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium arietinum), a small but beautiful orchid whose very few populations are ranked as vulnerable in Nova Scotia.
Alain is the Botanist and collections manager of the Irving Biodiversity Collections at the E.C. Smith Herbarium at Acadia University, with a focus on the Acadian Forest Region.
Photos Bob Kennedy
3 Day Summer Field Trip in Tatamagouche – July 26 to 28
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you intend to come (and have not told us so already) or if you have any questions.
Monday, Oct 28, 2019: Jamie Simpson on Eating Wild in Eastern Canada
Jamie Simpson will be our guest speaker at our regular monthly meeting for October. All Welcome.
“Jamie Simpson is a forester, lawyer, and writer with a passion for exploring our natural world (and sometimes eating it). He is the author of Restoring the Acadian Forest: A Guide to Forest Stewardship for Woodlot Owners in Eastern Canada, and Journeys through Eastern Old-growth Forests. Jamie has received several awards for his conservation work, including the Elizabeth May Award for Environmental Service, the Environmental Law Prize from Dalhousie University, and the Honour in the Woods Award from the Nova Scotia Environmental Network.” His most recent book is Eating Wild in Eastern Canada, A Guide to Foraging the Forests, Fields and Shorelines.
We look forward to an interesting evening!
7:30 p.m. at NS Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax