Understand the world around you a little bit better with the info and pictures in these pages.
Nova Scotia Turtles
Nova Scotia Snakes
Nova Scotia Salamander
Nova Scotia Frogs
The Trace Fossil Mystery - Lace-up your hiking boots and follow a trail of clues that goes back 550 million years. From the world's smallest dinosaur footprints to a couple of memorable scientific booboos, "The Trace Fossil Mystery" is a fun and sometimes irreverent look at Eastern Canada's palaeontological heritage.
Thousand Eyes - One hundred years ago students across Nova Scotia recorded natural events like the first blooms of spring wildflowers or annual bird migrations. Today some of these observations are being collected again to help scientists study how our climate has changed. This innovative site lets you submit data and create distribution maps and graphs.
Sable Island, 300 km south-east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is renowned for its wild horses and shipwrecks. It is also an island with a fascinating geology and natural history that reflect the challenge of surviving wind, waves and isolation.
The Natural History of Nova Scotia - online versions of both volumes providing an comprehensive overview of the province. For serious readers.
Fossils of Nova Scotia - Take a palaeontological view of Nova Scotia in this site featuring some incredible fossil specimens.
Butterflies North and South - Visit this new international website for the latest information on butterflies from Nova Scotia, Québec, Ontario, Alberta and Peru.
Backyard Birds of Winter in Nova Scotia - pictures and short stories for 44 of the most common winter birds you may see around bird feeders, or backyards in Nova
East Coast Birds - We've put Robie Tufts' Birds of Nova Scotia up alongside feature stories and details about birding hot spots in the province. Includes a keyword search to help you find that bird you've been wondering about.
Poisonous Plants of Nova Scotia - identify them, read about symptoms, cures, folklore. An irreverant site born when a media producer with a PhD in Literature met a botanist with attitude.
Mastodon bones from a 1991 - 93
excavation at Milford/Carroll's Corner, Nova Scotia are just out of the conservation drying
chambers - take a look.
Checklist of the Butterflies of Nova Scotia
(developed by the Halifax Field Naturalists)
Symbols of Nova Scotia / Symboles de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Nova Scotia's fascinating history has given rise to a number of traditions,
legends and ample folklore. As you will see, the province's natural and
cultural symbols reflect Nova Scotian history and traditions in a colourful
Natural history of Nova Scotia links.
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