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Searching for old beech amidst a magnificent drumlin forest on the Jack Lake lands

Every excursion I make into the Sandy Lake/Jack Lake lands (“Sandy Lake & Environs”)  seems to offer a new gem. An excursion on June 1 was no exception. I had been intending to check out a drumlin northeast of Jack … Continue reading

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Happy 30th, Sackville Rivers Association

Click on photo for larger version It was a wonderful celebration. A few audio files convey some of the sense of it: Listen to Walter Regan’s comments on SRA’s 30th (audio) Walter highlights the contributions of so many. Hear Damon … Continue reading

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Thurs June 7, 2018: Sackville Rivers 30th Anniversary

A042_Praesentation_Carbonsinks.pdf From Sackville Rivers Association: “Just a reminder of our upcoming Annual General Meeting and our 30th Anniversary Party, both coming up on June 7th at the Sackville Heights Community Center – 45 Connolly Road, Middle Sackville. “AGM – 6pm … Continue reading

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Springtime in the woods by Sandy Lake

Glorious, simply glorious Click on image for a larger version View key to photos below

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Earth Day at Sandy Lake

I was not able to lead an Earth Day nature walk as had been planned to take place at Sandy Lake on April 22, but Bob Guscott kindly took my place. Bob and I had collaborated on some observations on … Continue reading

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Sandy Lake Conservation Association’s Earth Day Event – April 22, 2018

Starting at 1:30 pm at the inner parking lot of the Bedford Lions Club Beach at the end of Smith’s Road, off the 102 at Hammonds Plains Road. Bob Guscott is leading a forest walk around a portion of Sandy … Continue reading

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April 12, 2018: Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park Citizen’s Meeting

“All are invited to a public meeting on April 12th for updates and information on park progress. We will also explore interest in forming a citizen’s group, such as a “Friends of Blue Mountain” group, to speak up for creation … Continue reading

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Thursday Apr 5, 2018: Natural History of Sandy Lake & Environs – cancelled

Unfort. this event had to be canceled because of illness. It will be given on another evening sometime in the next month Apologies ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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“Spare HRM’s Sandy Lake ‘jewel’ in suburban HRM from bulldozers”

So reads an Op-Ed by Karen Robinson in the Business section of the Chronicle Herald March 7 in the print edition and March 6 online. Karen wrote as “park committee chair of the Sandy Lake Conservation Association [and also] on … Continue reading

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Acadian Forest Love Affair

Walking in a bit of old forest above Sandy Lake on the summer solstice (2017), I encountered a yellow birch and a hemlock that seemed to be growing from the same base, their trunks ascending to the skies in tandem. … Continue reading

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