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Barred Owl one km from my residence in peninsular Halifax

“Barred Owl: Uncommon resident. Breeds. Our most common owl. Occurs in woods of old growth and is seldom seen elsewhere…nest: usually 4-12 m up in a hollow hardwood tree in mixed hard and soft growth…” – Birds of Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Sat June 3, 2017: EAC Guided Hike in Backlands for members

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 10:00 to 12:30 The EAC is encouraging all members to come out to the Purcell’s Cove Backlands for a hike on Saturday, June 3. Come take in the spring beauty of one of the … Continue reading

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Tues June 6, 2017: Williams lake Conservation Company AG

DATE: 6 June, 2017 TIME: 7 pm – 9 pm LOCATION: Capt. William Spry Community Centre, Room #2 Free and open to the public Join us to learn about Willliams Lake, and hear updates on the Nature Conservancy of Canada … Continue reading

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Tues May 16: Final Public Engagement, Halifax Green Network Plan

The Halifax Regional Municipality is conducting the third and final phase of public engagement for the Halifax Green Network Plan, a decision-making framework for the conservation of a region-wide network of open space. A number of planning and implementation directions … Continue reading

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Wed Apr 5, 2017: Backlands Presentations

I was recently advised by Dr Patricia Manuel that two students in the Planning department will be presenting their Honours Thesis Project this coming Wednesday, April 5. The topics are of particular note for the Williams Lake Backlands: 3:50 pm-Steve … Continue reading

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Halifax Green Network Plan Primer

A draft of the Halifax Green Network Planning and Implementation Strategy and “Plan Primer” have been released by HRM and go to Regional Council today (March 23, 2017) to be approved for upcoming public consultations. It is expected those consultations … Continue reading

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Zak Metcalfe on Purcells Cove’s elegance

I think we have another Backlands fan: “I never lived in a city before Halifax, needing always to be within walking distance of the wild and that’s something urban life simply couldn’t offer, not like the Confederation Trail in rural … Continue reading

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Jan 18, 2017: The Halifax Greenbelt: a panel event

Are you wondering what the Halifax Green Network Plan is? Are you wondering how a Greenbelt could lower your taxes and boost the economy? Or maybe you’re wondering which parks and corridors would be included in the Greenbelt? Join us … Continue reading

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Glorious Days of October in the Backlands

A few photos from today in the Williams Lake backlands. The recent rains have partially recharged the wetlands, but the water level in Williams Lake was still very low. Photos by JackPine. Click on photos for larger versions. Jack Pine … Continue reading

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Saturday Oct 15: NOCTURNE, Wild at Heart

Susan Tooke has done it again! Her video animation “3B: Backlands, Badlands, Burbs”, projected on the Halifax Central Library, was a hit at last year’s outdoor art festival. This year, she teams up with Lukas Pearse (projection) and Daniel O’Neill … Continue reading

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