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 […]
360° View: Charlies Lake. 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 one of […]
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 […]
360° View: 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. […]
By now, hopefully you have heard about the ongoing struggle to protect the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes wilderness area. This idea of being a ranger of an as yet non existent park, was the creation of local artist Jennifer MacLatchy. Back in 2013 she began the blog “Birch Cove Ranger” which is a great educational and entertaining exploration of the area. I first became aware of her work as I visited one of my favourite spots in Halifax, the Susies Lake lookoff, or “flagpole hill” as it’s otherwise known.