Category Archives: walks

Field trip to Crystal Crescent Beach Park Sunday Apr 10

Sunday Apr 10 looks ok for a field trip to Crystal Crescent Beach  Park. Expect the Gate to be locked.  Meet in the Parking area outside the Gate. 09:00 hrs. Emphasis on coastal Black Spruce and search for Eastern Dwarf … Continue reading

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Proposed NSWFS Field Trip to Cape Breton July 25-July 31 (or Aug 3)

   Lookoff on Aspy Trail, Broad-Lipped Twayblade, View to Scaterie Island – Photos Bob Kennedy We are planning a botanical themed field trip to Cape Breton for the period of July 25 to 31, with the possibility for an extension … Continue reading

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NSWFS Field Trip. Jan 29/22 – Crystal Crescent Beach

Photos Charles Cron Crystal Crescent Beach Park. Meet 10:00 am. Weather permitting. Meet at the Park entrance which is gated and closed. There is parking space for at least 5 -7 cars , with additional spaces along the side of … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Maguma Falls – Sat. Nov 20

Photo Hayden Breau The NSWFS is hosting a Field Trip to Maguma Falls and selected associated trails on Saturday, Nov. 20.  This is a preparation for another trip to this area in the spring of 2022. From Halifax and area, … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Labrador Castle Rock, near Chester Oct 2

Labrador Castle walk/hike; Sat .Oct 2, 10:00 AM. Meet at Parking lot at Chester -East River exit (7) from Hwy.103, at the side of the exit road just as it meets Highway 3. The rail trail is about 1km from … Continue reading

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Trip to Area SW of Lake Rossignol

  A few members of NSWFS are submitting an application to Lands and Forests for access to some lands near protected areas to the south and west of Lake Rossignol. The road in is gated and we need to apply … Continue reading

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NSWFS Field Trip: Sat June 12/21 10:00-12:00hrs. Jack Pine Barrens

Members Only. Max 5 participants. Jack Pine Barrens:  Jack pine ,open and closed cones; Mountain sandwort; Hudsonia, Chokeberry, and others in bloom now.  Meet Parking Lot Near Naval Firefighting School. Will walk to selected sites along Purcel’s Cove Rd. and … Continue reading

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NSWFS Field Trip to Troop Island

Members only : Troop Island. Old growth trees on Nova Scotia Nature Trust property.  Sat. June 13 with alternate dates June 20 /21 whichever is best re weather concerns (rain wind etc).Boat crossing to island. Register with Charles Cron before … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Nature Trust Hike Sept. 7

Please join the Nova Scotia Nature Trust for a ‘Connecting with Nature’ Event in partnership with their friends at the Ecology Action Centre: Conserving and Enjoying the Fire-Prone Backlands Saturday, September 7th, 10am The Purcells Cove Backlands contain a vast … Continue reading

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ST. MARGARET’S BAY BOTANY SATURDAY , June 8th

This is a field trip being held by the Halifax Field Naturalists Join the NS Wild Flora Society’s President Charles Cron to explore the botany along a hiking trail in the St. Margaret’s Bay Area. We’ll begin with a first … Continue reading

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