Peases Island, in Perpetuity
29 Apr 2020
Land Stewardship Assistant, Joanna Skomorowski, reflects on her trip to Peases Island last fall to conduct a baseline survey where she was swept away by the wide-open beauty of this far flung island.
A Homecoming Gift for Birds: Peases Island Saved for Migratory Birds
27 Apr 2020
This year, as birds migrate back north they might be singing a little sweeter because a delightful surprise awaits them: Peases Island, a critical first stop at the end of their long and arduous travels, is now protected, forever.
Seal Island Stewardship: Looking back before we look ahead
25 Sep 2019
As we shift our focus to stewardship planning for the future of the lands on Seal Island, it is a timely opportunity to look back at its past to consider not only its conservation values for birds and biodiversity, but also the cultural and historical importance of this special place.
A Tiny Island Kingdom
19 Sep 2019
Nova Scotia Nature Trust protects and cares for many outstanding properties, but none have quite the quirky history as the Principality of Outer Baldonia.
A wondrous win for birds – Seal Island protected
17 Aug 2019
We’ve got good news for birds and bird lovers. On Friday August 16, we officially announced the protection of 650 acres on Seal Island. Its protection is welcome news amidst plummeting migratory bird populations across the planet.
Much more than seals – Chronicles of a baseline survey on Seal Island
15 Aug 2019
The Nature Trust acquired 80% of Seal Island as part of our Lasting Landscapes campaign this year. But acquisition is only the first step. During the month of August, three Nature Trust staff members, one summer student and two volunteers traveled to Seal Island to take the next important step in the conservation of this wondrous foggy isle.
Coastal Islands – an important intersection of bird and biodiversity conservation
07 Aug 2019
Islands throughout the world are known for supporting a vast percentage of global biodiversity, yet they are isolated and fragile ecosystems threatened by a variety of pressures like development and invasive species. In Nova Scotia, we have a shoreline that is studded with islands of all shapes and at varying distances from the mainland.
A glimpse into the secret life of seabirds – Bon Portage Island stewardship excursion
20 Jun 2019
Over June 7-9, on a special weekend-long excursion to Bon Portage Island for our Connecting with Nature series of events, we were able to offer volunteers an opportunity to get a glimpse into the secret life of one species of seabird in particular—Leach’s Storm-Petrel.
Andy de Champlain – Bird’s Eye View Volunteer
18 Sep 2018
Andy de Champlain is a passionate birder and a member of the Nature Trust Bird's Eye View volunteer program.
New Refuge for Globally Declining Shorebirds
10 May 2018
In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, we are delighted to announce new conservation lands today, protecting important habitat for migratory shorebirds. The 16 acre coastal property near Port Joli, Queens County was entrusted to us by the Nova Scotia Bird Society Sanctuary Trust. With shorebirds declining globally at an alarming rate, the announcement is exciting news for birds and bird conservation.