You’re invited to HaliBlitz

To celebrate nature and highlight the biodiversity in HRM Ecology Action Centre and Canadian Wildlife Federation are hosting “HaliBlitz” with events all week and big “bio-blitzes” on Saturday at Point Pleasant Park and on Sunday at Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area.

All events are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to come out. Learn more and register to attend one or more of the events at

Feel free to spread the word to friends and family you think might want to participate. 🙂

A magical Medicine Walk

I took one book with me on our family vacation at Risser’s Beach campground – “Medicine Walk” by Laurie Lacey. I read it in the dark of night in the hammock on our campsite, under starry skies using a flashlight.


I had bought the book at our previous camping trip this year, at the visitor centre of Kejimkujik National Park. I think the book helps me reflect and increasingly pursue my renewed desire to connect with nature, its calming and healing powers and the wisdom of first nations about these things.

And then lo and behold, on the way home from Risser’s, we stopped for supper at a restaurant in Bridgewater and who do I see there – Laurie Lacey, the author of this inspiring book. He was very kind and signed it for me with some good wishes.

I usually do not believe in higher powers or “signs” but I just cannot see this as a pure coincidence. I think there is an important message in it for me, an affirmation of some of the lessons I am learning from the book and some of the inspirations I am taking from it.