More videos to be posted


Except for the drone videos, these are minimally edited, amateur videos from my “field notes”. Those were taken in most cases as low-res videos, however, for some and most of those listed here, I took some hi-res videos. They are far from professional but I think give a sense of the places.

Sandy Lake & Environs from the air
Drone video Oct 9, 2017. Sweeping views of Sandy and Environs as the leaves are changing give a sense of the landscape.

The Upper Wetland
The “Upper Wetland” on Northwest Brook. The brook opens up for a stretch bordered by floating mats. It’s a a boreal setting quite different from the wetlands along the waterscourse from Sandy lake to the Sackville River. July 5, 2017

Peverill’s Brook/Marsh Lake
Upper Peverills Brook runs between Sandy Lake and Marsh Lake, Lower Peverills Brook fror March Lake to the Sackville River. The video shows pieces of the upper brook with digger logs that the Sackville Rivers Association installed in the brook to improve habitat for salmon; and the magnificant vires where the brook flows into Marsh lake. August 17, 2017. Also view this SRA video:

Giving snapping turtle a helping hand
Naturalist Clarence Stevens releases snapping turtle hatchlings into a marsh by Sandy lake beach, with the willing help of participants in a woods walk taking place at the same time. Oct 14, 2017

The Ups and Downs of Pit and Mound Topography
In this video taken in hardwood forest above Sandy Lake, Bedford, Nova Scotia on Dec 4, 2017, I walk across a series of pits and mounds to give a sense of the rolling topography. The mounds were formed probably about 150 years ago by uprooting of large, old growth trees as hurricane winds from the south made landfall on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. The site is only a few kilometers inland.

Recent blowdown in old Acadian forest by Sandy Lake (Bedford, NS)
A patch of recent blowdown in hemlock/yellow birch forest on the east side of Sandy Lake. The blowdown was likely initiated by Hurricane Juan in September of 2003.

Potential OG Forest Site, Nova Scotia
Hardwood stand above Sandy Lake, east side. Uploaded on Sep 20, 2017

Pondering the PIT & MOUND TOPOGRAPHY at Oakfield Park, Nova Scotia
YouTube vidoe by Bob Guscott and David Patriquin, Nov 8, 2017

Pit and mound: Inferring direction of tree-fall
YouTube vidoe by Bob Guscott and David Patriquin, Nov 23, 2017

Establishment of yellow birch seedlings on hemlock blowdowns at Sandy Lake (Bedford, Nova Scotia)
Eastern hemlock and yellow birch often occur in close proximity on mounds in old forests of Nova Scotia, a phenomenon I have dubbed “The Acadian Forest Love Affair”*. Here is part of the explanation: yellow birch becoming established on hemlock blowdowns soon after the blowdown events.