Monthly Archives: April 2024

Staying on the trail protects ground-nesting Dark-eyed Junco 18Apr2024

This cutie is a juvenile Dark-eyed Junco – you can help ensure they grow into an adult by staying on trails when you’re hiking in the Backlands & other wilderness areas. How does keeping your feet (& your pet’s feet) … Continue reading

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A “missing link” in the Purcells Cove Backlands is protected – NS Nature Trust 2Apr2023

From Nature Trust’s Landlines for Apr 2, 2024 “…The second property lies within the Purcells Cove Backlands, a unique urban wildland in the heart of Halifax. Popular for hiking and picnicking, swimming and skating, birding and botanizing, the Backlands are … Continue reading

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Ground-Nesting Birds 2024: American Woodcock 1Apr2024

This funny little feathered friend would like to thank you for sticking to the trails while they’re nesting – contrary to what we often think about birds, the American Woodcock makes its nests right on the ground. Woodcocks are secretive … Continue reading

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Ground-Nesting Birds 2024: Dark Eyed Junco 1Apr 2024

Its nesting season for the Dark-eyed Junco & you can help… With nests at ground level rather than in trees, Dark-eyed Juncos could really use a bit of cooperation from us 2-legged visitors to the wilderness – from March 20th … Continue reading

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Ground-Nesting Birds 2024: Intro 1Apr2024

INTRO (Apr 1, 2024) Spring is in the air… and underfoot That’s right, we said “underfoot” and we’re not talking about a budding crocus… Over the next few months, we will be sharing profiles of four ground-nesting bird species found … Continue reading

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