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October 2020

Guided Late Fall Hike – How Nature Prepares for Winter

24 October 2020-- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Willow Park, Wolfville, 11 Willow Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2G5 Canada
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The Blomidon Naturalists Society is hosting a group hike to explore a beautiful trail in Wolfville. We will discuss and learn about the various ways nature prepares for winter. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1472407156286768/?active_tab=about When: Saturday October 24th 10:00am - 12:00 pm AND 1:00pm - 3:00pm (Rain date Sunday, October 25th) What: During this two hour fieldtrip along the Wolfville Millennium Trail we will explore how and why the leaves of deciduous trees change colour in the fall and drop to the…

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Wild Edibles of Nova Scotia Webinar

27 October 2020-- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wild Edibles of Nova Scotia Webinar Tuesday October 27, 7 - 8 pm   For this month's webinar, join Jamie Simpson to chat about gathering some of Nova Scotia's wild edibles... from spruce tips to seaweeds.   To attend the webinar, register at this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZwrcOGoqDkqE9wtRFQ6JGKqvZ... Otherwise you can join the LIVESTREAM on the Flying Squirrel Adventures or Blomidon Naturalist Society Facebook Page, look for the video that says "Live".   Feel free to send us questions about harvesting wild…

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November 2020

Highway Clean-up

1 November 2020-- 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Elderkins Parking Lot B4P 2R2 + Google Map

The group will meet at the Elderkins parking lot on Main St, in the west end of Wolfville. Remember to bring masks, gloves, stout footwear and raingear if slightly wet. Hazard jackets and bags will be provided. If there is heavy rain, the following Sunday November 8th will be the alternate date.   No children under 15 are allowed to participate and we are limiting the group size to a dozen participants total. It is expected this clean-up will take…

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Important: Annual General Meeting 2020

16 November 2020-- 7:30 pm

This is a Zoom meeting and if you are a member of the Society, you have the right to be at the meeting.  Details were sent out by email but if you are a member and did not get the connection information contact. Riley Scanlan <rileyscanlan16@gmail.com> The agenda of the meeting will include   Reports (President, Financial) Presentation of the board's 'Strategy Plan for the BNS' -  This proposes changes to the BNS's operation, structure and  funding so it is important…

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November Webinar

17 November 2020-- 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Legacies of Struggle & Resistance in the Fight Against Environmental Racism in Canada In this presentation, Dr. Ingrid Waldron will discuss the legacy of struggle and resistance in the fight against environmental racism in Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian communities. You must register for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZclf-6uqzgrEtze4vKknL-lp XqT... After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  

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December 2020

December General Meeting – Wolfville Climate Change Mitigation – Omar Bhimji

14 December 2020-- 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Omar Bhimji, the Town of Wolfville's Climate Change Mitigation Coordinator, will give a presentation about the Town's emissions reduction work. The presentation will cover the history of climate action in Wolfville, the recent developments that reinvigorated the Town's efforts, what has been accomplished over the past 18 months, and what is planned for the future.   This presentation is the first of a number of events throughout our winter series. All meetings, webinars and field trips throughout winter will relate…

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Wolfville Christmas Bird Count – 19 December 2020

19 December 2020

The Wolfville Christmas Bird Count will take place this year with Covid-19 precautions in place.  There will be field counts as well as feeder counts. If you wish to help and have not registered please so so with George Forsyth <ge4syth@gmail.com>, the coordinator.  Count day is Saturday the 19th of Decmeber and count week is 16 Dec to 22 Dec.  There will be no post count gathering but instead we will have a short 'Zoom' call to report and discuss…

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January 2021

Winter on Snowshoes

16 January-- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolfville Waterfront, Harbourside Drive
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada
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Soren will lead this hike on snowshoes or skis. (Bring your own gear or see details for borrowing). By studying the characteristic tracks made by different organisms we will interpret the various stories that have unfolded. You must register beforehand at the link in the details. Meet at the Wolfville waterfront at 10 am for a two-hour, non strenuous hike at a nearby location (TBD by weather and snow conditions).

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January Regular Meeting: Frost Fish Month (Punamuiku)

18 January-- 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Continuing with the Climate Change series this winter, Alanna Syliboy will be teaching us about Frost Fish Month (Punamuiku). January, known as Punamuiku, or Frost Fish Month, is the time of year when punamu (Mi’kmaw for Atlantic Tomcod or frost fish) swim upstream to spawn. Alanna Syliboy, the Mi’kmaw Knowledge & Community Engagement Manager at the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq will discuss the historical and cultural significance of Punamuiku, as well as the effects of climate change on punamu.

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Winter on Snowshoes

23 January-- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolfville Waterfront, Harbourside Drive
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada
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Soren will lead this hike on snowshoes or skis. (Bring your own gear or see details for borrowing). By studying the characteristic tracks made by different organisms we will interpret the various stories that have unfolded. You must register beforehand at the link in the details. Meet at the Wolfville waterfront at 10 am for a two-hour, non strenuous hike at a nearby location (TBD by weather and snow conditions).

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