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Parent + Kids, Explore & Learn, Annapolis Sand Barrens

Michael Avenue Michael Avenue, Meadowvale, NS, Canada

Join some of the Clean Annapolis River Project team to learn about a very uncommon ecosystem found in the Annapolis Valley! We will explore the special plants that grow here and the wildlife that have adapted to this ecosystem. We will try to collect photos of as many species as possible to submit to the […]

Making a Splash: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Wetlands

French Basin Trail Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada

Join MTRI on a guided walk along the French Basin trail as we discuss wetlands, their wildlife and how you can help protect them. Wetlands are some of the most wildlife-filled, diverse, water-saving, climate change-fighting ecosystems you will ever find, but many people still think of them as wasted space. Come along with MTRI on […]

Monarch Watch: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Monarch Butterfly

Adventure Trail Adventure Trail, Bridgewater, NS, Canada

Join MTRI as we explore the Adventure Trail (Bridgewater) on the lookout for Nova Scotia's Endangered Monarch Butterflies. Join us for a gentle stroll along the Adventure Trail (Bridgewater), as we explore the lifecycle of the marvellous Endangered Monarch butterfly. During the walk, we will discover their host plant, the Milkweed species that grow in […]

Walking with Giants: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Old Growth Forests

Four Mile Stillwater Trail 2032 Nova Scotia Trunk 8, Bear River, NS, Canada

Join MTRI on a guided tour of ancient forests along the Four Mile Stillwater trail as we discuss their wildlife, threats and future. Giant ancient trees tower over you, you sink into thick, soft moss, and birds sing in the distance. There is nothing like standing in an old-growth forest, you can feel the wonder. […]

I am Lichen It: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Lichens

Acacia Valley Trail 155 Mill Rd, Barton, NS, Canada

Join MTRI on a guided walk along the Acacia Valley Trails and discuss one of the most amazing kingdoms of life, the lichens. Lichens are often ignored when people think about wildlife but these amazing organisms were one of the first to grow on land and now they make up hundreds of species in Nova […]

Lunch and Learn: Mapping Nova Scotia’s Wetlands

Wetlands are incredibly diverse, coming in many different shapes, sizes and types, think of open grass-filled marshes compared to wet forests. This diversity makes them tricky to map and an unmapped ecosystem is difficult to conserve. Luckily some new projects are tackling this issue and helping to create a reliable and accurate map of Nova […]

Fungi of Threatened Eastern Hemlock Stands — Does Insect Disturbance Impact Diversity? (Rebecca Mader, MSc Student at Acadia University)

Continuing into August, MTRI will be hosting weekly seminars on Thursday evenings from 7 – 8 p.m. These seminars will be online so you can sign up on Zoom, catch our Facebook live stream or watch afterwards on our YouTube channel. This month our seminars will feature mosquito diversity in Nova Scotia, wildfires in Canada, […]

Sights and Sounds of Brier Island

Westport, NS 225 Water St, Westport, NS, Canada

Looking for an opportunity to help protect coastal habitat? Join us for a morning of shoreline cleanup and trail maintenance on the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Brier Island Nature Reserve. Brier Island is renowned for its bird life and rare plant species, as well as its beautiful coastal views and island culture. Come join your fellow […]

Medicinals & Edibles Workshop for Woodlot Owners

MTRI 9 Mt Merritt Rd, Kempt, NS, Canada

Are you a woodlot owner interested in learning about wild medicinal and edible plants? Join us for a walk through the forest with clinical herbalist, Benna Keoghoe, where she will be teaching how to identify natural medicines that grow all around us. Supplies will be provided for tincture making!' Be sure to pre-register, as space […]

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Two Important Parasites of White-tailed Deer (Dave Shutler, Acadia University)

Continuing into August, MTRI will be hosting weekly seminars on Thursday evenings from 7 – 8 p.m. These seminars will be online so you can sign up on Zoom, catch our Facebook live stream or watch afterwards on our YouTube channel. This month our seminars will feature mosquito diversity in Nova Scotia, wildfires in Canada, […]