Name that snake, identify that bird, learn about poisonous plants and check out those fossils! There are literally thousands of pages of information and pictures about Nova Scotia's natural history for you to explore. It's only a click away!
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.
The Natural History of Nova Scotia
Online versions of both volumes providing an comprehensive overview of the province. For serious readers.
The Natural History of Nova Scotia, volume 1: Topics and Habitats takes an ecological or naturalist's approach to understanding our environment. Cultural environment information has been included throughout the book to provide a description of the modern landscape, which is heavily modified by human activity. The focus is on resource use; not a comprehensive history.
Poisonous Plants of Nova Scotia
Identify them, read about symptoms, cures, folklore. An irreverent site born when a media producer with a PhD in Literature met a botanist with attitude.
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 Trace Fossil Mystery
"The Trace Fossil Mystery" is a fun and sometimes irreverent look at Eastern Canada's palaeontological heritage.