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Halifax Giving New Meaning To ‘A Murder Of Crows’

Awe-Inspiring Nature      Possibly my favourite natural phenomenon in Halifax is the daily migration of thousands of crows in the Clayton Park area.  Their nightly congregation in the trees surrounding Mount St. Vincent University is something well known to most local residents.  I compare it to a couple of awe-inspiring natural events I’ve witnessed […]

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Halifax Tree People

Located in some of my favourite hidden gems, meet the #HalifaxTreePeople!  Learn about what natural forces have come together to create these amazing places, while taking in some of the best scenery Halifax has to offer.  Don’t forget to #tag your experiences! #CharlieTheTree. Located on Charlies Lake, part of the Kearney Lake trail system in […]

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Charlie – Halifax Tree People

Map    Trail Guide   Photos      Charlie stands on the Northern shore of his lake, facing East because he loves watching the sunrise from the end of the lake. He wakes up early to watch the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area come alive, with over 150 species of birds such as loons, osprey, and […]

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Hobsons Lake Harry – Halifax Tree People

360° View: Hobsons Brook Falls            Harry may look somewhat uncomplicated and inarticulate, but his favourite topic of discussion involves the complex and dynamic natural interactions he sees on a daily basis. Hobsons Brook falls is a Lotic (flowing water) system of interactions between biotic (living) things like plants, animals, micro-organisms […]

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Colpitt Lake Keith – Halifax Tree People

     Located at the West end of Colpitt Lake in the Backlands, Keith spends his days watching Osprey and more than 40 species of migratory birds who visit this area exclusively.   Some of Keith’s oldest ancestors live on the Northeast side of the lake and may well be over a century old.  This is no small feat when […]