This inky black bird with a sharp white stripe on his face is “nearly synonymous” with periodically burned forests like the Backlands, where it feasts on big, juicy wood-boring beetle larvae.
If you regularly visit a Canadian lake, you too can be a Citizen Scientist. Canadian Lakes Loon Survey participants have worked since 1981 to track Common Loon breeding by monitoring chick hatch and survival. Participants dedicate at least three days, visiting their lake once in June (to see if loon pairs are on territory), once in July (to see if chicks hatch), and once in August (to see if chicks survive long enough to fledge). [Photo: Robin Whyte]
Halifax and West Community Council consider the recent HRM staff report on the Church of Christ Lands
The zoning of sensitive lands land owned by The Church of Christ Development Company were the subject of a meeting of the Halifax and West Community Council last night.
Please consider taking HRM’s Rural Recreation Strategy Survey -perhaps with the Williams Lake/Backlands area in mind.