I will be adding a list of terrestrial and aquatic species based on my observations in 2017 and on-going; these are currently being added via an iNaturalist Project on Sandy Lake & Environs.
The species lists below are those compiled in: Sandy Lake Conservation Association and Sackville Rivers Association submission to the Halifax Green Network Plan implementation public process
Sandy Lake Conservation Association, June 12, 2017; and additional plant observations as indicated
These lists will be updated as new info, updates revisions etc. become available and collated. As they stand, the lists below for insects and plants are very incomplete. New observations are coming in via the iNaturalist project, e.g., Mink Frog should be added to the list of Amphibians and Reptiles below.
|***UPDATE May 1, 2020: VIEW Natural Wonders Consulting Firm, 2020: Avian and Species at Risk Surveys of the proposed Sandy Lake-Sackville River Regional Park. Report submitted to Sandy Lake-Sackville River Regional Park Coalition, April 2020|
To add to the sources for fish species from DESCRIPTION OF SELECTED LAKE CHARACTERISTICS AND OCCURRENCE OF FISH SPECIES IN 781 NOVA SCOTIA LAKES, by D. R. ALEXANDER et al.1986 PROC. N.S. INST. SCI (1986) Volume 36: Part 2, pp. 63-106 (Available at https://dalspace.library.dal.ca/handle/10222/15204): In a survey conducted in July, 1970 they caught American Eel, Yellow Perch, Brook Trout, White Sucker & Banded Killifish.
To add to the list for fish: White Perch. View White Perch caught in Sandy Lake Post on sandylakebedford.ca on July 4, 2020
|2017-2018 Breeding Season Survey: species as species of interest to Federal and Provincial conservation bodies
Surveys conducted on the lake areas of the proposed Sandy Lake-Sackville River Regional Park lands during the 2017 & 2018 breeding seasons by Clarence Stevens detected the following 20 species as species of interest to Federal and Provincial conservation bodies. The river area would be expected to contain further species, including Atlantic Salmon. (Info forwarded by Karen Robinson, 10 May 2019)
For definition of NS Priority Species (Non Listed), see This Doc.
DESCRIPTION OF SELECTED LAKE CHARACTERISTICS AND OCCURRENCE OF FISH SPECIES IN 781 NOVA SCOTIA LAKES
D. R. ALEXANDER, J.J.KEREKES and B. C. SABEAN 1986 Proc NS Inst Sci 36 part 2, pp 63-106
Between 1964 and 1981, the Science Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Canadian Wildlife Service of the Department of the Environment and the Wildlife Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests completed surveys on 781 Nova Scotia lakes. This report identifies the survey locations and provides information on conductivity, pH, surface area, mean and maximum depth and the occurrence of fish species for surveyed lakes. An analysis is provided fort the relative frequency of occurrence of selected fish species. Stats for Sandy Lake: EC:37.0, pH 6.0. Surface Area 81.8 ha. Max Depth 19.2 m. Fish Species recorded: white sucker, brook trout, yellow perch, banded killifish, American eel