Category Archives: natural history

Sep 26 Online Member’s Meeting – The Diverse Bees of NS

Our next member’s meeting will be via Zoom at 7:00pm on Sep 26. Invitations will be emailed to members closer to the date. Bees pollinate many flowers that are important for people. There are far more bees that share NS … Continue reading

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Norris Whiston on Flower Clusters & Ecology of Common Nova Scotia Trees and Shrubs

Norris Whiston is a member of the NS Wild Flora Society. One of Norris’s passions is compiling user-friendly guides to the local flora, which he generously shares with all of us on a page on this website. Norris’s latest production … Continue reading

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Canopy Lichens: Identification and Ecology – Eagle Head Seminar

   Instructor: Gary Perlmutter Dates: July 18th–July 27th, 2022 Times: 7PM–9PM ET Scheduling Details: July 18, 20, 22, 25, & 27 Tuition Cost: $150 US Description: This seminar will introduce participants to the learning about lichens growing in the treetops, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Field Seminar on Liverworts – Eagle Hill

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Eagle Hill Institute’s 2022 Vascular Plant Seminars

Eagle Hill is right on the coast of Eastern Maine, between Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. *Please note that proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) is required for acceptance into our seminars. July 10–16 — Grass … Continue reading

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Botany Course at Acadia May 9-27

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Upcoming Eagle Hill Online Mini-Seminar 2022

  The Genus Quercus: Ecology, Evolution, and Global Distribution Instructor: Paul Manos Dates: March 21st–March 25th, 2022 Times: 7PM–9PM ET Scheduling Details: Three sessions: March 21, 23, 25 Tuition Cost: $125 Description: The oaks (Quercus, Fagaceae) comprise more than 430 … 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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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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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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