Author Archives: Bob Kennedy

Nature Trust Hike, Acaciaville June 17

Nature Trust is conducting a hike on Sat. June 17 at their new Acaciaville properties: 2 field trips one at 10:00 hrs and a second at 14:00hrs. Registration required. About 2.5 hrs from Halifax. Upcoming Events

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Orchids in Bloom

Smiley’s Park : June 16 /24:Bridge on Clayton Mckay road is still out. Showy lady slippers are in Bloom now; still lots of immatures just past the bud stage but not yet open. June 17 /24 Arethusa orchids in bloom … Continue reading

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Searching for the 3 flowered (on one stem) violet

NSWFS member Peter Steiner is engaged in a research project on Viola sagittata (Arrowleaf Violet on the left) and the closely related Viola fimbriatula (Downy Blue Violet on the right). In particular, he is trying to find evidence of a … Continue reading

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Member’s Meeting Outdoors Point Pleasant May 27, 6:30pm

The next and final meeting (until next fall) for the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society will be outdoors, rain or shine, at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax on Monday May 27 at 6:30pm. Please meet us at the Prince of … Continue reading

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Field trip to see Ram’s Heads May 20

Charles Cron will be leading a field trip to see a colony of Ram’s Head Lady’s Slippers near Windsor on Monday May 20 at 10:00AM. Exit the 101 at Highway 14 to head east towards Brooklyn. Just after exiting the … Continue reading

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Rally for the Coastal Protection Act, Wed May 8, 2024

The Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society shares the concerns of environmentally conscious Nova Scotians on the current government’s reversal on proclaiming the Coastal Protection Act. There are species at risk plants, ordinary salt water loving plants and habitats such as … Continue reading

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Trip to Smiley’s Provincial Park – Sat. Apr. 27

Charlie will be leading a trip to Smiley’s Provincial Park. This is a focused walk to see a Nature Trust property with Hazelnut in bloom and leatherwood shrub in Smiley’s Park as well as the general destruction caused by last … Continue reading

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NSWFS City Nature Challenge Hike – Long Lake Fri. Apr. 26 12:00pm

Charles Cron will be leading a nature hike to support the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge on Friday April 26. It will be along a little used trail on Long Lake Provincial Park.   Meet 12:00 Noon; Dunbrack street. Part of … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society Annual General Meeting – Apr. 22 at the Museum

Beaked Hazel Corylus cornuta and Eastern Leatherwood Dirca palustris – Photos Bob Kennedy Our 2024 AGM will take place at the Museum of Natural History at 1747 Summer Street on Apr 22 at 7:30pm. It will also be simultaneously streamed … Continue reading

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