Additional Hikes for City Nature Challenge Apr 27

Saturday, 27 April, 2024, 9:00AM:  Halifax Field Naturalists City Nature Challenge Walk (CNC) (iNaturalist)
Dr. Sean Haughian, Curator of Botany and interdisciplinary ecologist at the Nova Scotia Museum, has graciously offered to lead a HFN CNC walk on Saturday, April, 27th. Due to Sean’s very considerable experience and nature knowledge, this walk presents an excellent opportunity for all to learn of nature’s secrets. The walk will take us through Hemlock Ravine’s diverse areas with a wide variety of plants for the CNC records.  On this walk, he’ll concentrate on locating and identifying different species of moss and lichen along the way.  He recommends we bring a 10 x 16 hand-lens (loupe). He will take along a few spare loupes with him.
Note: registration is required for communication purposes and because attendee numbers may be limited. Also note, for CNC (iNaturalist) purposes your iNaturalist identification information is required when registering. It’s worth testing the app prior to the walk and anyone needing iNaturalist set-up help please contact Mary Kennedy at
Rain Date:    Sunday, April 28
Contact:        Bernie McKenna, 902-434-3202, or
Time: Place: 9:00 am start / Hemlock Ravine Park, 40 Kent Ave. Halifax
Directions:    Kent Ave. is west off of Bedford Highway
Difficulty:      Moderate off-trail walking, waterproof footwear (rubber boots) and warm clothing is recommended. Also, ticks are out and about.
Duration:      2 – 3 hrs.

Saturday, 27 April, 2024, 1:00PM:  David Patriquin – City Nature Challenge Walk (CNC) (iNaturalist) at Sandy Lake

Details are at:

May be full

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