Category Archives: Natural History

Old Forest Conservation Science Conference Oct 19-21, 2016

The Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute is holding an Old Forest Conservation Science Conference at the Debert Hospitality Centre, Nova Scotia on October 19th-21st, 2016. Conference topics include: – Research, monitoring and stewardship – Private land conservation – First Nations perspective … Continue reading

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Oldest known Pine Tree fossils are in NS!

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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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Ecologist’s perspective on the Keji-area fires

Hopefully the heavy rain over the last 24 hours has finally extinguished the fires in SW Nova Scotia. Donna Crossland, acting Ecologist for Parks Canada at Keji and on a team that has been fighting two of the fires, was … Continue reading

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Forest-Lake links: pollen

There were wonderful yellow-green creations by the shore on Dollar Lake where I spent Canada Day as illustrated in a few photos. I wondered whether pollen is a significant input to aquatic systems, ‘made a post on Twitter about it, … Continue reading

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