Call for Photos: 2015 BNS Natural History Calendar

Starting July 24, 2014 - Ending September 1, 2014

Photo submissions are invited for possible use in the 18th edition of our society’s Natural History Calendar. Submissions should be in electronic form: JPEG format, with file size between 300 kB and 3 MB.


Photos should be of natural history interest, preferably taken in Nova Scotia. Please submit no more than ten (10) of what you consider to be your most suitable photos.


Suitability involves technical quality (sharp focus, not under- or over-exposed), composition (object of interest nicely positioned, no distracting background), content (a photo that calendar users will enjoy looking at for a month), and one that is not too similar to photos appearing in recent BNS calendars.


Send submissions to


Roy Bishop

RR 1, Avonport, NS  B0P 1B0



Deadline for submissions: Labour Day, September 1.


Calendar Committee:

Sherman Williams

Pat Kelly

Roy Bishop


A Swift Night Out: Friday, July 25

Starting July 23, 2014 - Ending July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014 –A Swift Night Out. 6:45-9:15 pm. Our second, annual Chimney Swift celebration during Wolfville’s Mud Creek Days. The night will begin at 6:45 pm with talks by Chimney Swift experts in Room BAC 132 of Acadia’s Beveridge Arts Centre. After the talks, we will trek down to the Robie Tufts Nature Centre chimney (downtown Wolfville) to witness the spectacular nightly roost of our provincially-Endangered Chimney Swifts. Official counting of birds will begin around 8:10 pm. This is a “kid-friendly” event with multimedia and activities for children. Watch and local media for final event details. In case of poor weather, we will reschedule to Saturday, July 26 (a change in date will be announced on the website). This is a joint event between the Maritimes Swiftwatch program of Bird Studies Canada, the Nova Scotia Bird Society and the Blomidon Naturalists Society.

9 August - BNS 40th Anniversary Picnic Celebration - Registration required by July 25th

Starting July 22, 2014 - Ending August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014 – BNS 40th Anniversary Celebration. Members and guests are invited to a pork barbecue at the picnic grounds of the Kentville Research Station to celebrate forty successful years of the Blomidon Naturalists Society. Attendees can choose from a number of events happening before and after the BBQ:


For the caterers, we must know how many people will be attending. Please register by contacting Denyse Kyle before July 25 (; ph: 902 365 2504).



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