Category Archive for 'Nova Scotia Trip'

on the road

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Surprise! We’re on our way to Nova Scotia! Yes, indeed we are. And it’s just as much a surprise for us as it is for you. We really didn’t even think about going until…oh… around 4 p.m. yesterday, when I suddenly got this *idea* that maybe we should just toss our stuff in our little […]

chimney swift migration watch – citizen science

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Chimney Swifts (Chaetura pelagica) descending into the chimney of the Robie Tufts Nature Centre pavilion in Wolfville, N.S. – July 2005 I’ve just added an new link to the Citizen Science page on this blog. This one is for Chimney Swift spring sightings on the Driftwood Wildlife Association’s Chimney website. If you visit that […]

at the hawk

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

With temperatures moving on up into the mid-30C range (or mid 90 F range), along with high humidity, I’ll be spending much of this afternoon indoors. This most recent heat wave has got me imagining being back on a beach in Nova Scotia, so I’ll use today’s post to finish up my writings about our […]

gude clouds here

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

No insects today. Instead, it’ll be a story written before retiring tonight. If the weather cooperates, we’re off to do some canoeing in the morning as the temperatures are pretty steamy here — really a bit too warm for hiking. We have a few favourite creeks over-arched by trees, where we can paddle along shaded […]

Thomas’ Cove Coastal Reserve – part two

Monday, July 24th, 2006

From butterflies to Nova Scotia once more…. A couple of days ago, I posted part one of a piece on Thomas’ Cove Coastal Reserve. This post picks up where where I left off after describing the cove, the geography, and the tidal action of the area. We’ve hiked there on four occasions during our last […]

Thomas’ Cove Coastal Reserve – part one

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

For some odd reason, I’ve had some difficulty trying to figure out how to write about Thomas’ Cove. What to say and which photos to use to describe this special place? I suppose the best place to begin is by writing something dry and mundane about the location. Thomas’ Cove is located on the Bay […]

sea monsters and giant cormorants

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Giant Cormorant strikes threatening pose shortly before attacking cruise ship On our final day in Nova Scotia, we stopped off to search for the Giant Cormorants and frightening Sea Monster that reside near the village of Parrsboro. As on past occasions, we found the Cormorants teaming up with the Sea Monster while launching an assault […]