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May 2019

Spring Bird Migration – Global Big Day

May 4
Kings County

Saturday, May 4, 2019—Global Big Day, A few years ago, eBird started the Global Big Day (GBD) on the first Saturday of May, one week ahead of the usual N.S. Migration Bird Count time. Many BNS members are already regular users of eBird. GBD and the resources of eBird can fill in somewhat for the NSMC. So members should  join eBird and plan to enjoy birding on May 4 this year.  After your day of birding, report your checklist to eBird, which will…

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Cape Split Hike I

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cape Split

Sunday, May 12, 2019 – Cape Split Hike. Make a trip to Cape Split with Patrick Kelly (patrick.kelly@dal.ca 472-2322) and possibly other leaders. There will be interpretive stops along the way. Spring wildflowers and birds should be abundant. This walk requires good footwear and people are reminded to stay away from the edge of the cliff. You should bring water with you and a lunch as we usually do not get to the end of the trail until lunch time.…

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Cape Split Hike II

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 19, 2018 – Cape Split Hike. Make a trip to Cape Split with Patrick Kelly (patrick.kelly@dal.ca 472-2322) and possibly other leaders. There will be interpretive stops along the way. Spring wildflowers and birds should be abundant. This walk requires good footwear and people are reminded to stay away from the edge of the cliff. You should bring water with you and a lunch as we usually do not get to the end of the trail until lunch time.…

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Regular BNS Monthly Meeting: Members Night at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wolfville Farmer’s Market, 24 Elm Ave
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2S3 Canada
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NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING! Everyone is invited! If you would like to make a presentation, you are invited to show no more that five "slides" about which you are prepared to talk. You will have to provide the slides in a digital format several days before the meeting so that they can be pre-loaded on a computer. Contact Solen Bondrup-Nielsen (soren@bondrup.com). The time will be from 7:30–9:30 PM. There will be refreshments.

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June 2019

Treasured Wetlands of Nova Scotia – Blomidon Vernal Pool

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blomidon Provincial Park, 3138 Pereau Rd,
Canning, Nova Scoti B0P1H0 Canada
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Treasured Wetlands of Nova Scotia, is a celebration of wetlands recognizing  exceptional representatives of wetland types, or wetlands that supply significant benefits to Nova Scotia, each year. One of the wetlands this year is the Blomidon Vernal pool, located in the Blomidon Provincial Park. An event will be held June 1st at 10am, to recognize its selection as a Treasured Wetland; John Brazner of the Dept. of Lands and Forestry will lead a guided walk to the pool and discuss…

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Mini-Bio-Blitz

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Michael Avenue, Meadowvale, Michael Avenue
Meadowvale, Nova Scotia B0P 1W0 Canada
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Just a note to let you know that next Saturday, June 8th, Blomidon Naturalists Society is hosting a mini-bio-blitz in Meadowvale, a super example of a Sand Barren Heathland, a rare and very beautiful ecosystem located in the Annapolis Valley. This habitat is home to a host of fascinating lichens, plants, insects, and more, with many more exciting finds yet to be discovered. There's not a lot of Sand Barren Heathland of this quality that's publicly accessible, so luckily we…

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Regular BNS Monthly Meeting: Eating Wild in Nova Scotia & Going to Court for Species at Risk

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

The main presentation will be Eating Wild in Nova Scotia & Going to Court for Species at Risk, by Jamie Simpson. Jamie Simpson will present a double feature with a talk about his latest book, Eating Wild in Eastern Canada, and an update on the court case to hold the Department of Lands and Forestry to account for their legal obligations under the Endangered Species Act.

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September 2019

Connecting to Nature Through Birding

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

This is a Special Presentation sponsored by the Blomidon Naturalists Society! Connecting to Nature Through Birding by Sean and Sonya Richmond Sonya and Sean are walking 24,000 km across Canada on the Great Trail (formerly the Trans-Canada Trail) to connect families, youth, and individuals to nature through birding. Come learn about their amazing journey, Important Bird Areas, a few fun steps you can take to help birds in your area, as well as how to use a few simple, free…

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Regular September Monthly Meeting: Fungal Friends and Foes of Nova Scotia

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

Fungal Friends and Foes of Nova Scotia by Allison Walker Join us to learn about edible and poisonous mushrooms in Nova Scotia forests, as well as research in the Walker Mycology lab at Acadia University and upcoming mushroom forays. Allison Walker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Acadia University.

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Flying Squirrel Adventures: Conservation Dogs

September 21 @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Hemlock Ravine, 32 Main Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 1J5 Canada
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Saturday, September 21st from 9:45 am - 12:15 pm in the Kentville Ravine. Flying Squirrel Adventures is resuming its regular monthly schedule and is excited to bring you a very special session about conservation dogs led by biologist and dog trainer Simon Gadbois from Dalhousie University. He'll bring along Ivy, a 3-year-old Red Golden Retriever who will show us how much she loves people, and then, if she has any energy left, how she works in trailing and tracking. Event…

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