Free Winter Tracking Series

Friends of Redtail Society will be hosting a winter tracking series on Sundays in the month of February. The event is free and will take place at 1 pm on February 7, 14, 21 and 28. Photo: Following a Fisher track on a snowy ridge. Photo: Joella Arsenault. The event invites participants to see animals through […]

Notice of AGM

Members of the Friends of Redtail Society are hereby duly notified of the Society’s Annual General Meeting, which will take place at: 1:00 pm, Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Gammon Centre in Scotsburn, Nova Scotia. The address is:  4136 Scotsburn Road (located beside the post office). The keynote address Community Forest Lessons from Otter […]

Winter Tracking Event

Due to the weather forecast as well as the current condition of MacBeth Road the tracking event has been rescheduled for next Sunday, March 1 at 1:00pm, weather permitting. WINTER TRACKING: SEE ANIMALS THROUGH THE EYES OF THE TRACK  ​​ You are invited to join Billy Mac Donald and Joella Arsenault of Friends Of Redtail […]

Community Forest Proposal

The Friends of Redtail Society (FRS) wishes to announce that the Society was advised recently by Kermit de Gooyer, Protected Areas and Ecosystems Branch, Nova Scotia Environment, that a 50 acre parcel of Crown Land adjoining FRS lands near Scotsburn has been designated the MacKay Brook Nature Reserve – the highest level of protection available […]

Walking With Grief

We are all walking with grief. In this moment many in our community are experiencing the pain of loss, illness, or uncertainty. In this moment our own suffering may be caused by events that are happening to us directly, to others we know and love, or to other Beings and living systems we have formed […]

A special visitor

Yesterday we had a visit from some very special people – Xander and his sister Cameron came by to drop off their donation from Xander’s bottle drive. Once again Xander and his family spent their summer collecting bottles to raise money for 3 charities in their community – Friends of Redtail, EarthARC Horse Rescue, and […]

Our Letter to the Editor

When it comes to Nova Scotia’s forests it’s only about the fibre: DNR doesn’t get its own “community forest” concept Dear Editor: When Nova Scotia’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released its Natural Resources Strategy in 2011, there was some reason to be optimistic. According to the government’s website: “The Path We Share, A Natural […]

Crown Land Update

Dear Members, Supporters, and Friends, We have a significant update to share with you. It entails the details of over two years of efforts on our part, which you may recall us discussing at the past two AGMs. Throughout this time the Board of Directors of Friends of Redtail Society (FRS) has been engaged in […]

Forest Night Walk

Experience the night sounds of the forest. This is a magical time of the year for those adventurous enough to enter the woods at twilight, and pick up the aural track of the forest’s hidden occupants. Owl, woodcock, coyote are but a few of the wise beings working hard at protecting their young families at […]


Talking Forests :: Talking Permaculture With Volker Klum and Candace Sweet   The word Permaculture was first introduced in the 70’s by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Tapping into age old ways of farming, it described Permanent Agriculture on a scientific level. Now, after 40 years it means much more. Please join us for a […]