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March 2021

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Surveying

27 March-- 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), Adelges tsugae is a destructive pest of hemlock Tsuga spp. It is native to India, Japan, Taiwan, and China. In 1919, HWA was first reported in North America in British Columbia. HWA was later detected in the eastern United States in Virginia in 1951. Finally, the first appearance of this pest in Atlantic Canada was confirmed in July 2017 in Digby County, Nova Scotia. As of now, HWA has been observed in four additional regions of Nova…

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April 2021

Early Valley Birding

17 April-- 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wolfville Waterfront, Harbourside Drive
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada
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Participants must REGISTER here.   Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Wolfville waterfront. We will be looking for nesting raptors (they like to get an early start!), lingering winter visitors, and maybe some early arrivals. Our route will go to Canning, via Starr's Point and the Wellington Dyke. From there we will go along Church Street, ending at Miners Marsh in Kentville. If you have never been to Miners Marsh this will be a good time to learn where it…

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General Meeting: Wildlife Disease

19 April-- 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Laura Borque, Megan Jones and others from the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative will provide an introduction to the CWHC and background on how climate change promotes emergence of disease in wildlife. Using right whales and bats as example, we’ll dive into the complex impacts climate change will have on our wildlife.   Please email manager@blomidonnaturalists.ca to register. If you are a member or you are on our email list, you will receive the link in your inbox.   This event…

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Highway Clean-Up

25 April-- 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Elderkins Parking Lot B4P 2R2 + Google Map

Our biannual highway clean up! Connect with our community and improve our environment.

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Webinar: Conserving Biodiversity in Kespukwitk Through Bioacoustics

28 April-- 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We will learn how bioacoustics can aid in biodiversity conservation in Kespukwitk. Dr. John Kearney will discuss the advantages and challenges to this, and use a naturalist's perspective.   This event is the first in our spring and summer series on Biodiversity!   To learn more about John Kearney's work and bioacoustics, check out his website: https://johnfkearney.com/listening-together-project-projet-ecouter-ensemble/

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Bioblitz: City Nature Challenge

30 April-- 8:00 am - 3 May-- 5:00 pm

The call has gone out - "Help put the Maritimes on the global nature scene!"

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May 2021

General Meeting: Sustainable Forest Management

17 May-- 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Details to come.    Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkcO2trzsvGtAHTdShOD6CN4fnV3m3K6Wg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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May Meeting: Medway Community Forest Cooperative & Biodiversity

17 May-- 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Executive Director Mary Jane Rodger will discuss their work on biodiversity, including a baseline study and their ongoing migratory bird monitoring!

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Beginner Birdwatching Workshop

22 May-- 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop will give you an overview of bird biology, identifying birds, and demonstrate the use of binoculars, useful bird guides and smart-phone Apps for bird identification.

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June 2021

General Meeting

21 June-- 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Details to come. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqc--hqD4jHtcZFntU3G4B25PRHkXqR7qj After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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