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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 23, July 21

July 22, 2021 - It was another lousy weather day,....enough said. Nature photography changes over the seasons with the movements of bir...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 22, July 20

July 21, 2021 - It was a lousy day for walkabouts, photography and sinuses thanks to the fog and the smoke plume from the wild fires. Al...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 21, July 19

July 20, 2021 - The weather has gone down hill; morning and evening fog usually arriving with the incoming tide, drizzle, fog mist, cool...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 19, July 17

July 18, 2021 - It was yet another Nova Scotia summer day; mixed clouds, sunshine and moderate temperatures. Alas, we have passed mid J...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 12, July 10

July 11, 2021 - It was another gorgeous day, mostly sunny with light winds and moderate temperatures. We visited several places with no...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 10, July 8

July 09, 2021 - It was raining steadily this morning but skies improved in the afternoon as we awaited post tropical storm Elsa. Some o...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 5, July 3

July 04, 2021 - The weather continues as wet, windy and gloomy but the fog has lifted somewhat so Isle Haute is now clearly visible, but...
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Grey Catbird

May 10, 2021 - Our Grey Catbird has returned, the first of a pair. This time of year before the leaves erupt one can see their nest in...
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White Fringed Orchid Expedition

July 31, 2020 - I went on my first White Fringed Orchid trip yesterday. It's still early but I did find a few blooming. I was also hopin...
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Canada Lily

July 11, 2020 - I visited the dying embers of the Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid and then checked out the native Canada Lily. The Canada Li...
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Rhodora

June 26, 2020 - Rhodora is widespread and common in Nova Scotia. The more common reddish version is found in wet roadsides and edges of...
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Blue Flag Iris

June 26, 2020 - The Blue Flag Iris is among our most elegant wildflowers. It is common and widespread throughout the province of Nova Sc...
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Early Summer WIldflowers of the Coastal Barrens

August 09, 2019 - These are just a few of the wildflowers of the coastal barrens in early summer. Most others can be found on my website....
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Canada Lily

July 29, 2019 - I photographed this gorgeous native lily yesterday and a few photos a week prior. Lilium canadense From Wikipedia, the...
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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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Showy Ladies' Slipper Orchid July 4, 2018

July 05, 2018 - I enjoyed my annual but quick visit to the Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid patch yesterday in sweltering heat. To my delight...
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Yellow Ladies'-Tresses Orchid

September 23, 2017 - The Yellow Ladies'-Tresses Orchid is the latest blooming of our native orchids. It is found on partially exposed barren...
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Ram's Head Orchid, Yellow Ladies Slipper Orchid and Painted Trillium

May 28, 2017 - I went to a couple of my favourite places this morning primarily searching for rare and endangered orchids. They are get...
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Sundew

October 26, 2016 - I am behind on my photos as this posting illustrates. Laura and I encounter this carnivorous plant on our evening walks...
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Queen Mary 2 & Yellow Ladies' Tresses Orchid

September 11, 2016 - Prior to our jaunt up to Chebucto Head(Shoal Point) yesterday evening to watch this grand ship passing on its way to Sou...
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Early Summer Orchids and Other Wildflowers

July 08, 2016 - When I first got into photography it was mostly about birds. Now its birds, animals, butterflies, wildflowers, orchids,...
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Cape Breton Highlands Day 1 of Newfoundland Adventure

July 07, 2016 - Laura and I started our Newfoundland expedition by way of Cape Breton Highlands National Park on June 13, 2016. We had f...
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Yellow Lady's-slipper Orchid

June 27, 2016 - Prior to our departure on June 13 for the Newfoundland adventure, other wise known as, "wind, rain and fog", I took two...
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White Rhodora

June 08, 2016 - I believe the White Rhodora is a colour morph of the common Rhodora. It blooms early to mid June and is easily dissipate...
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Ram's Head Orchid, Yellow Lady's-Slipper Orchid and More

May 30, 2016 - Laura and I enjoyed our first picnic trip of the year yesterday to Smiley's Provincial Park, Mount Uniacke Estate Museum...
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Old Annapolis Road Trail

May 26, 2016 - I did a tour of the Old Annapolis Road Trail today both to check out the safety of the trail since it is no longer maint...
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Canada Warbler Joins the Roundup

May 23, 2016 - There are at least 16 species of warbler on territory in three locations with 14 species at Jerry Lawrence Provincial Pa...
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Spring Flowers, Butterflies and Birds

May 12, 2016 - Spring is slow arriving in Nova Scotia. Manitoba is at least a month ahead of us and the lower mainland of British Colum...
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Mayflowers and Unidentified Spores and Lichens

April 20, 2016 - The Mayflowers are beginning to bloom out our way despite the cold relentless winds of the North Atlantic. They are abou...
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Yellow-breasted Chat in its First Snowfall

December 27, 2015 - Our Yellow-breasted Chat took its first snowfall in stride. The bird is active, alert, stealthy and beautiful. No distan...
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The Wildflowers of the West Dalhousie Road

August 05, 2015 - After our visit to the Gardens of Annapolis Royal Laura and I followed the West Dalhousie Road home. This route is quiet...
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Wildflowers of Miner's Marsh

August 04, 2015 - Laura and I visited Miner's Marsh in Kentville, in late July. This was my first visit to this marsh and Laura's third....
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Annapolis Royal Gardens

August 04, 2015 - Laura and I visited the Annapolis Royal Gardens at Annapolis Royal July 25. The weather forcast was for cloudy bright co...
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Showy Lady' Slipper Orchid

July 12, 2015 - I visited Smiley's Provincial Park for a second time to photograph the Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid. The photographs from...
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Old Growth Forest on Troop Island

July 08, 2015 - Beth McGee ferried me over to Troop('s) Island on Monday July 6. I didn't do a tour of the island or look for specific s...
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Wood Duck, Eurasian Wigeon, American Coot and Others

January 13, 2015 - The Wood Duck relocated from the Frog Pond to the Dingle when the Frog Pond froze over. The south end of the North-west...
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Brier Island Journal

September 24, 2014 - Laura and I visited Brier Island Sept 5-7, with a stop at Annapolis Royal Marsh on route. The weather was moderately coo...
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Troop Island Journal, August 2, 2014

August 11, 2014 - I visited Troop Island for the second time this year on August 2. The weather was iffy with showers the day before and t...
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Golden Heather and Other Local Wildflowers

June 27, 2014 - Laura and I visited the Chebucto Head area last Sunday in fear of missing the blooming of the Golden Heather. It has jus...
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Troop Island Journal

June 18, 2014 - Yesterday Laura and I were delighted to enjoy an outing to Troop Island, off Seabright, in St. Margaret's Bay with Beth...
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Wildflower Walk Around the Frog Pond

June 14, 2014 - Laura and I took a wildflower walk around the Frog Pond, Sir Sanford Fleming Park, on Sunday primarily for the Pink Lady...
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Painted Trillium

May 26, 2014 - Yesterday, Laura and I went to look at the Painted Trilliums along the Post Road, Mount Uniacke Museum Estate Park. Ther...
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