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Nature Nova Scotia

Birch Cove Rangers

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.

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Nature Nova Scotia

Open Letter To HRM Council: Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Park

     I run a website which helps people find and explore outdoor adventures.  I get plenty of traffic which results in many emails and interactions with tourists and locals alike.  On a weekly basis, I get emails from tourists who are planning their trip to Halifax and ask me which areas they should explore. […]

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Nature Nova Scotia Stories & Rants

Spray Paint On White Pine

“Spray Paint On White Pine” VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED Today I had a fantastic hike around Susie’s Lake.  Happily lost most of the time.  Towards the end of the hike I came to a spot I was familiar with, near the look-off and the prettiest part of the area.  I was appalled to see some terrible […]

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Nature Nova Scotia

The Fuss Over Coyotes

Based on the tragic incident that occured in Cape Breton 3 years ago, there has been much attention and discussion paid to coyotes in Nova Scotia.  I often dismiss many of the stories I read in the local news about coyotes, as a topic that the media has jumped on-board with to grab people’s attention […]