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Pink Lady's Slipper Orchid

June 26, 2019 - The Pink Lady's Slipper Orchid is one of the most common orchids in Nova Scotia rivaling the bog orchids in numbers. A g...
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Painted Turtle

June 26, 2019 - We visited Kejimkujik National Park last Sunday in delightfully warm and sunny weather. We were hosted by battalions of...
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Cedar Waxwing

June 25, 2019 - The Audrey Hepburn of birds displaying the most beauty and grace is the Bohemian Waxwing. unfortunately it is a winter v...
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Little Blue Heron

June 22, 2019 - I photographed this Little Blue Heron in terrible backlighting conditions, the curse of all photographers. Nevertheless,...
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Painted Trillium

June 21, 2019 - Whereas spring was two to three weeks late in Nova Scotia this year it did not seem to effect the later flowering wildfl...
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Blackpoll Warbler

June 21, 2019 - The Blackpoll Warbler is a common nesting species in Nova Scotia along coastal boreal forests, the wilder and wetter the...
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Spring Warblers of Nova Scotia

June 21, 2019 - Here's my roundup of the spring warblers of Nova Scotia. The general rules apply; I identify 95% of what I hear, see 15...
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Wood Turtle

June 20, 2019 - The Wood Turtle is listed as endangered by the federal government. Their forest and watercourse habitat has been systema...
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Ram's Head Orchid

June 18, 2019 - The Ram's Head Orchid is Nova Scotia rarest or hardest to find native orchid. It prefers dappled light into alkaline soi...
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Yellow Ladies' Slipper Orchid

June 17, 2019 - The Yellow Ladies' Slipper Orchid is a hard to find gem like the Ram's Head Orchid. They prefer dry alkaline soil and fu...
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Blackburnian Warbler and American Redstart

June 15, 2019 - Two warblers that make good use of colour are the American Redstart and Blackburnian Warbler. Interestingly, their songs...
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Nelson's Sparrow and Salt Marsh Friends

June 15, 2019 - The Nelson's Sparrow is a denizen of our coastal salt marshes easily located thanks to its emphatic buzz. It's a handsom...
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Pine Warbler

June 12, 2019 - The Pine Warbler is an early arrival to its nesting grounds. You guessed it, it prefers tall mature pine trees which doe...
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Olive-sided Flycatcher

June 12, 2019 - The Olive-sided Flycatcher is an elusive bird except for its continuous telltale song, "quick-three-beers". Its a specie...
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Bay-breasted Warbler

June 12, 2019 - The theory of insanity was starting to show itself after I tried twice to find the Bay-breasted Warbler in the same loca...
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Lewis's Woodpecker

June 08, 2019 - The Lewis's Woodpecker is a resident and short distance migrant of the continental west up to British Columbia. I looked...
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

June 05, 2019 - This was our second adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak of this spring. It was hungry and lingered at the feeder, a much t...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Expedition

June 04, 2019 - I took an overnight trip to Chignecto Provincial Parks. My target species were Mourning Warbler and Cape May Warbler res...
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Turkey Vulture

June 04, 2019 - I saw this pair of Turkey Vultures on my second morning of my visit to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. I have never seen...
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Canada Jay

June 04, 2019 - Canada Jay There was a national competition and vote for Canada's National Bird. This bird won as it should. It is an a...
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