Books & Calendars




Wildflowers of Nova Scotia


Size: 10 x 17 cm, 2023 2nd edition,
97 pages with 170 Wildflower Identified, most with colour images. “This book fills a useful gap in NovaScotia: it is a pocket-sized, accessiblywritten, and beautifully-imaged reference guide for identification of common wildflower species and groups in the Province. The guide is written for the average reader and slips easily into a pocket. This book will help Nova Scotians from many different backgrounds to engage with the botanical world in a user-friendly way, and it will probably join its owners for more hikes and walks than other guides.”
Dr. Sean R. Haughian, Curator of Botany, Nova Scotia Museum.

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A Natural History of Kings County


Blomidon Naturalists Society, Wolfville, N.S., 1992 – 196 pages
Profusely illustrated and available at local bookstores or contact the BNS treasurer.
Organized in three sections:
• Physical Character ( Physiography, Geology, Tides, Climate, Sky)
• History of Peopling (Native Peoples, Acadians, New England Settlers)
• Wildlife Habitats

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Nature Walks – within the View of Blomidon


Written for the BNS with Illustrations by Twila Robar-DeCoste
218 pages – Published and Distributed by B.N.S. 2006,
THERE are many walking trails and country roads within the view of Blomidon. There are walks across dykelands, along lakes and rivers, through different forest types, and along sandy and rocky shores. Some of my favourite walks are the trails at Blomidon Provincial Park and Cape Split for carpets of flowers in spring and migrating birds in autumn, the rocky coast at Scots Bay to explore tide pools, and the shores of the Minas Basin in August to watch thousands of sandpipers. Walking the same paths and anticipating the seasonal changes is a never-ending source of pleasure. The title, ‘Within the View of Blomidon’, was suggested by the constitution of the Blomidon Naturalists Society, which states that the society is so-named because “many of its activities will take place within the sight of Blomidon.”You can easily find the plants and animals mentioned in this book along public roads through wooded areas, across dyked lands, and along saltwater beaches and marshes. The world around us is full of living things. Take time to explore it.

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Natural History Calendar

2024 was the 27th year of publication for this unique calendar and, as always, it contains 13 exceptional pictures by local photographers, daily tide times for the entire year, and lots of fascinating natural history information.8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (22 x 27 cm) You can find them at the following retail outlets from November through January:
Wolfville: Herbin Jewellers’ and Eos Natural Foods
Greenwich: Hennigar’s Farm Market, Elderkin’s Farm Market, Stirling’s Farm Market, and Noggin’s Corner Farm Market
Port Williams: Shur-Gain Feeds’N Needs

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Birds of Kings County


Birds of Kings County: An Annotated Checklist – 44 pages
Supplement No.1 to the Natural History of Kings County
A Checklist plus a graphical key on when the bird is in the area. Included is a map of the County with birding hot spots marked. Contact the BNS treasurer.

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