Talking Forests











The Friends of Redtail Society is launching a monthly educational series called
Talking Forests.

Mar 23, 2:00 pm, John P. Gammon Centre, 4136 Scotsburn Rd., Scotsburn

The Future of the Forests & Forestry in Nova Scotia: Lessons from the land with conservationist and wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft. Bob will speak about his experiences in the forest and the challenges he encountered since drafting a new strategy for Nova Scotia’s natural resources. This is the keynote address of the Annual General Meeting. Storm date: Mar 24.


Apr 7, 1:00 pm, John P. Gammon Centre, 4136 Scotsburn Rd., Scotsburn

Natural Building: a common sense approach to building shelter with Volker Klum. Volker is a Master Mason who works at the stone quarry in Scotsburn. During his 35 years in construction he has worked with conventional, natural and experimental building techniques.


May 5, Time 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Meet at the bridge on MacBeth Road for a 1pm departure into the woods.

Enrichment Forestry with Will Martin, Director of Forestry at Windhorse Farm. Join Will on a walk through the beautiful FRS forest to explore the practices of enrichment forestry and how they might apply to your own land stewardship. Please dress appropriately for the weather and possibly wet ground conditions. Please bring water and/or whatever refreshments you might require to sustain you on a 3-hour wilderness walk.


June 16, 1:00 pm, 400 MacBeth Road (Redtail Nature Awareness Winter Camp)

Cultivating Mushrooms with David Boyle, mycologist and mushroom enthusiast. Participants will learn about mushrooms, identification, and will inoculate their own log with mushroom spores, which they will get to take home with them.


To be scheduled:

Four Seasons: Come and explore the forest of The Friends of Redtail Society with photographer Joella Arsenault. The presentation will take you through the four seasons, giving you a sense of the land and the flora and fauna that live there. Joella majored in photography at NSCAD and has spent many years walking this land.


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