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We’re still waiting for the CH to settle

The Wildland Writers suspended contributions via the Chronicle Herald in support of the striking reporters who had been so supportive of us. The strike began on began Jan. 23, 2016. It’s now in it’s 6th month. We are obviously very … Continue reading

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􀀁􀂘 An unexpected place for life

David Patriquin’s article for January, 2016, describes the rocky intertidal zone in Nova Scotia. “One might think that the rocky intertidal zone would be quite inhospitable for marine or terrestrial life…But visit such a shore when the tide is out … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas to Yew!

So writes Donna Crossland in her article on our native yew, published on December 21, 2015. Once abundant in Nova Scotia, but not now, Donna gained some perspective on it by talking to some ‘ol timers’. View article

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Basic hunting offers challenges

“Fashioning a bow and arrow, tracking animals — it all takes time and patience” reads the subtitle on this article by Jamie Simpson “…When I cleaned the grouse, I opened its crop to see what its day’s foraging had been. … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Nature

Imagine the rugged beauty, adventure and natural wonders waiting in some of Nova Scotia’s 200-plus new protected areas. The names are intriguing: Eastern Shore Islands, Giants Lake, Fourchu Coast and Toadfish Lakes wilderness areas. Some sound ominous, like Devils Jaw … Continue reading

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Slow decline of stately elms

“…So what happened to the elm trees of Nova Scotia? They’re still hanging on; mostly young or immature trees along field edges and in river flood plains. The few that still survive today are either young enough to have luckily … Continue reading

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A love of the natural world

In our August 2015 column, David Patriquin describes what’s involved in “natural history” and how one becomes a “naturalist”. “In Nova Scotia, we are blessed with nature at our doorstep almost everywhere, and that’s the place to start. Pick a … Continue reading

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The world of spectacular swifts

A soft flapping noise emanated from the darkness of the barn hayloft, startling me. It was a mid-July in 1987, and I was in my parents’ barn in East Dalhousie, Kings County. My eyes struggled to make out shapes in … Continue reading

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Working the woodlot with kids’ future in mind

Decisions on which trees to keep or remove will dictate forests’ health. Aldo Leopold, a grandparent of the modern conservation movement, remarked that the definition of a conservationist is written better with an axe than a pen. “A conservationist is … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Nature Writing and Art Contest for Youth

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