Category Archives: Biophilia

Celebrating Yellow Birch

Yesterday I attended the dedication of a new NS Nature Trust property on Partridge Island in Parrsboro. (View Press Release.) The presence of a healthy stand of 70% yellow birch is a celebrated feature of the property and the island. … Continue reading

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Intervale Travails

Earlier in July, I spent a day slugging through hawthorns on one of Nova Scotia‚Äôs remnant intervale (floodplain) forests looking for flowers of the now rare wild leek. The intervale forests are remnant because the first European settlers liked to … Continue reading

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Youngsters inspire

Sometimes it’s easy to get very down about the state of our landscape in 2016. Old timers, among whom I count myself at this point, have to hope that coming generations will not have lost the connections to nature that … Continue reading

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