Natural History

Let Dead Trees Stand
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A Point Pleasant Park Gallery
“Despite many disturbances, and in spite of the large numbers of people ( in excess of 1.4 million visits a year), bicycles, and dogs that frequent the park, it is still home to a large and diverse community of plants and animals typical of boreal forests in eastern Canada.”

Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia on i Naturalist
A “Project” on iNaturalist “To collate observations of flora and fauna in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia, including the intertidal zone” On Oct 6, 2019, 198 different observers had uploaded 2360 Observations including 532 species!

Multiflora Rose in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax
Report on a survey conducted in 2016 on occurrence of Multiflora Rose, an invasive species. Subsequent to that report, HRM has removed many of multiflora rose plants. See also Multiflora rose, an invasive that crept up on us in Halifax, NS.

Provisional List of Vascular Plant Species in Point Pleasant Park, Nova Scotia
Doc format | PDF format | Web Page An initial list was contributed by Rich LaPaix, based on his MSc thesis research on vegetation structure and composition within urban parks of Halifax Regional Municipality. [1] Additional species were added from lists in cited references. The scientific names and species ranks (Sranks) are those cited by the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre for Nova Scotia (

Beetles of Mass Destruction
Article by Chris Majka in Halifax Field Naturalists newsletter #126, 2007. View also Newsletters #61, pp3-6 (1991) and #62, p 11 (1991) and Beetlemania or invading borers (Chris Majka, July 11, 2000 in the National Post.