Extremely rare lichen spotted on Nature Trust protected land!
02 May 2021
Many rare and threatened species of plants and animals make their home on lands protected by the Nature Trust (that’s often a big part of the reason the land is protected in the first place!). But this winter, our Conservation Biologist made an amazing discovery: a lichen that has only been found at one other location in all of Canada!
Eman, Caleigh, and Riley: Saving nature at any age!
29 Apr 2021
Our featured donors this month are here to remind us all that you can help save nature no matter how old you are! Eman (Grade 4), Caleigh (Grade 3), and Riley (Grade 1) are raising money to help the Nature Trust protect turtle habitat across the province!
Protecting rare gypsum karst along the St. Croix River
27 Apr 2021
We're proud to announce new protected land in St. Croix, comprising 166 acres of globally rare gypsum karst. The iconic gypsum cliffs, rising from the banks of the St. Croix River, are part of an important ecological system based on alkaline soils, karst topography and mature forests, where rare plants and a diversity of wildlife make their home.
Volunteer of the Month: Katie Studholme
18 Apr 2021
This month we’re proud to introduce Katie Studholme, who has been contributing her scientific and analytical expertise to help our stewardship team’s work on property baselines.
Jack MacKillop: A Kitchen Table Cape Bretoner
15 Apr 2021
Jack recently donated his Long Hill property to the Nature Trust, adding to a growing collection of protected lands across the Beinn Bhreagh peninsula, known to many as the home of the Alexander Graham Bell Estate.
Volunteer of the Month: Scott Savage
25 Mar 2021
Meet Scott Savage, our latest volunteer of the month! His lifelong love of the outdoors and his natural curiosity inspired him to find a way to go "hiking with a purpose." And as a Property Guardian "at large," he now helps to care for our conservation lands all over the province - read on for his story.
Announcing our Twice the Wild campaign cabinet!
08 Mar 2021
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is proud to announce the terrific team of leaders bringing their talents to help save Twice the Wild.
Loving Nature Forever: Wayne Ryder
26 Feb 2021
Wayne Ryder was born with a love for nature. He and his brothers all grew up on an isolated farm and loved heading into nearby woods, building camps, fishing and being in nature. Many years later, walking in the woods is still Wayne’s favourite thing to do. “I guess I never grew up,” he says jokingly.
Volunteers of the Month: Bonnie and Clyde McGrath
25 Feb 2021
Bonnie and Clyde McGrath have been volunteering for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust as property guardians in the St. Mary’s River area since 2015. Both from nearby communities and with strong family ties that go back for generations, their connection to the area is deeply personal.
Mary Ann Beaton: Mabou heritage now preserved forever
08 Feb 2021
In 1809 the first white settlers landed in Mabou. Alexander and Finlay Beaton had left Scotland in 1804, landing first in Prince Edward Island before crossing the strait to Cape Breton. These men are likely ancestors of Douglas Beaton who had been deeded a woodlot owned by the family since at least the mid-1800's. His widow Mary Ann recently sold this lot to the Nature Trust to form part of the Mabou Highlands Conservation Area.