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August 2018

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN – Mushroom Walk – Kentville Ravine

August 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentville Ravine Upper Entrance

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNSUITABLE RAINFALL THIS SUMMER - CHECK BACK HERE FOR POSSIBLE RESCHEDULE IN THE FALL. #################################################### If there is sufficient rain, there will be a mushroom walk for the Kentville Ravine on Saturday, August 11th  2018 beginning at 9:00 am. This event is open to everyone. Leaders will be Ken Harrison +. This will be an informal, family-friendly event starting from the Picnic Shelter at the Kentville Research Centre. The mushroom walk will conclude…

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September 2018

Regular September Meeting: Sable Island

September 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

Come learn about the mysterious and magical Sable Island, a place that has captured the imagination of Nova Scotians and the world for centuries.   This presentation will provide an overview of everything related to Sable Island, from its glacial origins, history of human settlement, to its current management as a National Park Reserve and then focus on its unique ecological features, including the largest breeding colony of grey seals, and the Sable Island ponies. Dan Kehler, a native Wolfvillian, is…

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October 2018

Mushroom Walk POSTPONED TO SUNDAY

October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentville Ravine Upper Entrance

The mushroom walk for the Kentville Ravine has been moved to Sunday, October 14, 2018 beginning at 9:00 am. This event is open to everyone. Leaders will be Ken Harrison and Bill Shaw. This will be an informal, family-friendly event starting from the Picnic Shelter at the Kentville Research Centre. The mushroom walk will conclude by lunch time. The trail into the Kentville Ravine is steep and we will be looking for mushrooms off the trail and across that slope.…

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Regular October Meeting: Water and Wildlife in the Backyard

October 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

Water and Wildlife in the Backyard by Doug Hickman The presentation will: (i) provide an overview of the creation of the water features in the garden and different water "zones" in the garden (e.g. open water, marsh etc.); (ii) look at water from different perspectives and forms and how it impacts the garden and wildlife (e.g. ice and freeze/thaw can be quite a problem for the garden, but snow is wonderful for tracking animals); and (iii) the wildlife that is…

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Flying Squirrel Adventures – Celebration of Nature!

October 20, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 12:05 pm

Join Flying Squirrel Adventures at the Kentville Ravine for their official launch party!   The day will include an all-ages nature challenge, live music from Little Miss Moffat, prizes and more!  Free-Will Offering October 20th 10-12 Kentville Ravine - Meeting point: by the upper trailhead parking lot behind the Research Station  (see map – http://www.paulillsley.com/Kentville_Ravine_Trail/)  

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November 2018

Annual General Meeting / Alaskan Islands

November 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

Alaska's Walrus Islands: Part of a Changing Arctic Fred Archibald     Fred will discuss the severe effects of climate change on the arctic winter and its effects on animals, from invertebrates to whales and walruses.   Fred Archibald is a retired researcher and Acadia Grad, who spent 30 + years researching in the fields microbiology and bioremediation.   

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December 2018

Regular December Meeting: Striped Bass

December 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

The main speaker will be Trevor Avery. His talk is called "Striped Bass Along the Coast of North America: Citizens meet Science”

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Wolfville Christmas Bird Count

December 15, 2018

This year's Wolfville CBC is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 15. If you wish to participate as a field observers, you can contact Alison Bogan (alison@bogan.ca).  If you wish to participate as a feeder watcher, the contact person is George Forsyth (ge4syth@gmail.com). The tally potluck will take place at the Greenwich Community Centre 106 Greenwich Rd ( just off Highway #1 across the road from Noggins Corner Farm Market).  There is ample parking, wheelchair access, washrooms, dishes and cutlery, and a…

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Kingston Christmas Birdcount

December 22, 2018
Kingston, Nova Scotia Canada

The Kingston Christmas Bird Count will be held Saturday, December 22.  There is still room for  keen birders if you want to join this effort it is a great chance for a few young or beginning birders to get out with more experienced ones. Contact Wayne Neily: neilyornis@hotmail.com (902) 765-2455.

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West Hants Christmas Bird Count

December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018 West Hants Christmas Bird Count Patrick Kelly (902 472–2322, patrick.kelly@dal.ca) will be compiling the count again this year. All are welcome to participate, but please contact the compiler as soon as possible so that you can be included in the planning. Following the count, around 5 p.m., all participants are invited to a tally count and potluck supper at John Belbin's house at 1030 Avonview Drive, Hants Border (Hantsport). If you live or visit within the count circle, keep…

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