Our favourite way to learn about and explore nature is to get outside, together! Please read through the table below to see what we’re up to and to register for events. All our field trips and meetings are free and open to the public. Workshops and certain special events may have a fee.

Any events that are titled To Be Announced (TBA) are subject to change. Click on the event Title for a full description. A few days prior to any virtual event, we will post the zoom registration link under Location. Recordings of past virtual events will be linked under location, once it is available.

DateDayEventTimeTitleLocationPresenter
January13Board Meeting6:30PMMonthly Board MeetingZoomBoard
 16Field trip10:00AMWinter on SnowshoesGasperau ValleySoren Bondrup-Nielsen
 18Meeting7:30 PMFrost Fish Month (Punamuiku)Recording available hereAlanna Syliboy
 23Field trip10:00AMWinter on SnowshoesGasperau ValleySoren Bondrup-Nielsen
February3Webinar7:30 PMClimate ChangeRecording available hereDrs. Rob Raeside and Ian Spooner
 10Board Meeting6:30 PMMonthly Board MeetingZoomBoard
 15Meeting7:30 PMInvasive SpeciesRecording available hereKristen Noel
March10Board Meeting6:30 PMMonthly Board MeetingZoomBoard
 12-15Flying Squirrel AdventuresAll dayMarch Break Wild Explorations for YouthKentvilleFlying Squirrel Adventures
 15Meeting7:30 PMClimate Change –
A 50 Year Retrospective
Recording available hereDr. Tom Herman
 20Field Trip11:00AMExploring the Life of a BeaverLorax Woodlands – click here to see picturesCarolyn Green
 24Webinar6:30 – 7:00 PMHow to Survey for Hemlock Woolly AdelgidZoomSoren Bondrup-Nielsen
 27Field trip2:00 PMHemlock Woolly Adelgid SurveyingKentville Ravine TrailSoren Bondrup-Nielsen
April14Board Meeting6:30 PMMonthly Board MeetingZoomBoard
(postponed to April 24th)17Field trip9:00 AMEarly Valley BirdingMeet at Wolfville waterfrontPatrick Kelly
 19Meeting7:30 PMWildlife Disease and Climate ChangeZoomLaura Bourque
 25Highway Clean-up9:00AMHighway Clean-upHWY. 1 Wolfville to Deep Hollow RoadHoward Williams
 28Webinar7:30PMConserving Biodiversity in Kespukwitk through BioacousticsRecording available hereDr. John Kearney
 30BioBlitzall dayCity Nature ChallengeAnnapolis Valley -join iNaturalist 
May1BioBlitzall dayCity Nature ChallengeAnnapolis Valley -join iNaturalist 
 2BioBlitzall dayCity Nature ChallengeAnnapolis Valley -join iNaturalist 
 3BioBlitzall dayCity Nature ChallengeAnnapolis Valley -join iNaturalist 
 12Board Meeting6:30 PMMonthly Board MeetingZoomBoard
 17Meeting7:30 PMMedway Community Forest CoopRecording available hereMary Jane Rodger
Cancelled22Workshopall dayBeginner BirdwatchingRoss Creek Centre for the Arts –Soren Bondrup Nielsen
 26Webinar7:30pmDog strangling-vine community projectClick here to registerCole Vail
 Cancelled29Field trip10:00AMSpring Flowers and BirdsRoss Creek Centre for the Arts 
June2Webinar7:30pmPresentation on Kentville Ravine (Elderkin Brook)Watch recording hereKen Harrison
Postponed until Fall – stay tuned.5Workshopall dayForest EcologyRoss Creek Centre for the Arts

Soren Bondrup Nielsen and Riley Scanlan

 16Board Meeting6:30 PMMonthly Board MeetingZoomTBA
 21Meeting7:30 PMThe Milne Ice Shelf break-up of 2020: Rapid environmental change in the Canadian High ArcticWatch recordingDerek Mueller
July10Workshop10am to 4pm
Wildflower Identification Register hereRoss Creek Centre for the ArtsAlain Belliveau
 17Field trip10:00AMTBATBA 
August1Monarch Openhouse10:00am to 12Learn about Larry and Alison’s work with Monarch Butterflies6539 Brooklyn Street, Brooklyn CornerLarry and Alison Bogan
8Field Trip10:00am to 12:00Butterflyway Project: Tour of an urban Pollinator GardenWolfville (15 participants – address sent to participants e-mail pollinator@blomidonnaturalists.caCarole Donaldson
Cancelled21Shorebird migrationTBA TBA 
29Field Trip10:00am to 12:00Butterflyway Project: Tour of a Country Pollinator GardenBlack River (15 participants – address sent to participants e-mail pollinator@blomidonnaturalists.caCarolyn Green
September7Debate7:30 pmDebate by the4 candidates for the major political parties on the Environment

Click for Recording
Moderated by Soren Bondrup-Nielsen
13Webinar7:30 PM Introduction to BiodiversityClick here for registrationSoren Bondrup-Nielen
 15Board Meeting6:30 PMMonthly Board MeetingZoomBoard
 20Meeting7:30 PMAwakening the sleeping Giant: re-Indiginization principles for transforming biodiversity conservation.Click here to registerElder Albert Marshall, Lisa Young and Dr. Karen Beazley
 25Workshopall dayFun with Fungi: Learn to identify mushrooms, their diversity, role in ecosystems, and which ones are good to eat. Course outlineRoss Creek Centre for the Arts
Click here to sign up
 Drs. Allison Walker and Keith Egger
October9Field trip10:00AMFall coloursTBABoard
 13Board Meeting6:30 PMMonthly Board MeetingTBATBA
 18Meeting7:30 PMNative bees and bumble bees of Nova Scotia and their fascinating ecologiesZoom Dr. Dave McCorquodale
November10Board Meeting6:30 PMMonthly Board MeetingTBASoren Bondrup-Nielsen
 13Field trip10:00AMPreparing for WinterMilennium Trail, WolfvilleBoard
 15Annual General Meeting7:30 PMTBATBA