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Norris Whiston shares his Nature Guides 3May2022

Norris is a member of the NS Wild Flora Society. A retired science teacher, he was very involved in the creation of the Cobequid Eco -Trails Society. “Norris has written over 50 books and brought that passion to the landscapes … Continue reading

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Saturday Apr 9, 2022: Rally in Support of Eisner Wetland (Dartmouth, NS)

The Protect Eisner Wetland folks are holding a rally on Saturday Apr 9, 2022 1-3 pm by the block of land that includes the Eisner Wetland in Dartmouth, a favourite local site for field trips by NSWFS. David Patriquin from … Continue reading

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Friends of Eisner’s Cove Wetland seeking support 14Feb2022

From Susan Van Iderstine: “I am writing on behalf of the Friends of Eisner Cove Wetland, a group of citizens headed by Bill Zebedee. We are dedicated to the preservation of the wetland and its protective forest belt, situated in … Continue reading

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Miss Members’ Slide Night? It’s posted on YouTube 27Jan2022

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Housing development proposed on forested slopes by Eisner’s Cove Wetland 10Jan2022

Further Updates on this site/situation will be posted on Eisner’s Cove Wetland (new page on this website) UPDATE, 2:46 p.m. Jan 11, 2022. The Motion received unanimous approval: “1.Initiate a process to amend the Regional Centre Secondary Planning Strategy and Land … Continue reading

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Comments submitted Dec 8, 2021 to Old Growth Policy Consultation

Comments on the proposed Old Growth Forest Policy submitted on Dec 8, 2021 on behalf of the Halifax Field Naturalists and the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society by David Patriquin, Prof of Biology, Dalhousie University (retired), Member of the Conservation … Continue reading

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We lose a beloved naturalist, Bob McDonald (1944-2021)

It is with heavy hearts that we heard this past week of the passing of Bob McDonald. Bob and Wendy, his always present spouse, partner, campaigner, have contributed so much to the naturalist community, Halifax and the province over the … Continue reading

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Comments submitted to PPA Consultation with a focus on the Ingram River Conservation Area 27 Sep 2021

Nova Scotia Parks and Protected Areas Summer 2021 Consultation Comments submitted on Sep 27, 2021 on behalf of the Halifax Field Naturalists and the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society by David Patriquin (Member of the Conservation Committee of the Halifax … Continue reading

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HFN and NSWFS make a joint submission to the Regional Plan Review

Halifax Regional Plan Review 2021: Feedback from two naturalist societies – the Halifax Field Naturalists and the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society Submitted to regionalplan@halifax.ca on July 15, 2021 WHO WE ARE The Halifax Field Naturalists (HFN), founded in 1975, … Continue reading

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Published today: Barrens Ecosystems in Nova Scotia: Classification of Heathlands and Related Plant Communities

NSWFS member Caitlin Porter is lead author of this magnificent publication: Porter, C.J.M., Basquill, S.P. and Lundholm, J.T. 2020. Barrens Ecosystems in Nova Scotia: Classification of Heathlands and Related Plant Communities. Joint publication of Nova Scotia government and Saint Mary’s … Continue reading

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