2004 AGM

2004 – June 17-19 – Amherst

Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists
2004 Annual General Meeting
18, 19, 120 June 2004
Wandlyn Inn
Amherst, Nova Scotia

 

This year there will not be a registration fee. Each conference attendee is to make his or her own room reservations and pay the Wandlyn for meals at the conference rate. (Note: You are free to choose alternative accommodations – see the Dreamers and Doers Guide.)

Please let the federation know if you will be attending 
Call or e-mail Doug Linzey, secretary, 902 684-0943 or doug@fundymud.com
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We would also like to know your preference in field trips, and please let us know in advance if you have a dietary restriction.

 

Schedule of Events

 

Friday, 18 June 2004

  • 7 p.m. BYOB Mixer

Saturday, 19 June 2004

  • 7 a.m. – Birding (Fulton Lavender)
  • 9 a.m. – Fossils in Parrsboro (Katherine Goodwin)
    In the event of rain, there will be a tour of the museum in the morning.$3.50)
  • Afternoon

    • Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary – Birding (Fulton Lavender)
    • Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary – Bugs (Jeff Ogden)
    • Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary – Botany (Heather Drope)
  • Late afternoon – Maccan Tidal Bore Park (Leader and time: to be announced)
  • Evening – 7 pm -Buffet Banquet at the Wandlyn ($20.00)

    • Dinner speaker: Jeff Ogden "Mosquitoes and Ticks in Nova Scotia: What bugs you?"
    • Entertainment: Nova Scotia Kitchen Party

Sunday, 20 June 2004

  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Buffet Breakfast ($8.00) and FNSN AGM (Wandlyn conference room)

 

Accommodations

The Friday evening event, Saturday supper and party, and Sunday breakfast and AGM will be held at the Wandlyn Inn in Amherst. The Inn is offering special conference rates for rooms.*
Contact at Wandlyn Inn: Debbie Powell (902) 667-3331, or for a toll-free reservations line, call 1-800-561-0000.
Please mention that you are attending the FNSN AGM to get the special Conference rate (before May 29):
Wandlyn Inn, Hwy 104 at Victoria Street, Exit 3, Amherst

  • 1 double bed $99.00 per night
  • 2 double beds $109.00 per night
  • 2 double beds and cot or sofa bed $119.00 per night

* This year there will not be a registration fee. Each conference attendee is to make his or her own room reservations and pay the Wandlyn for meals at the conference rate. (Note: You are free to choose alternative accommodations – see the Dreamers and Doers Guide.) Bring the family, or double up on rooms to save money.


 

Details of Events:

Friday, 18 June 2004

7 p.m. Hospitality Room –
BYOB please

Saturday, 19 June 2004

7 a.m. – Birding
Join the NSBS for a Cumberland County Field Trip 
Leader: Fulton Lavender 455-4966
Meet at 7 a.m. at the entrance to Wentworth Provincial Park, Hwy 4 near the intersection of Rte 246. From Halifax take exit 11 off Hwy 104 and drive past Folly Mountain and Wentworth Valley. Park is on the left. We’ll explore different habitats between Wentworth and Amherst. Bring lunch, boots and fly repellent.
9 a.m. – Fossils in Parrsboro
Leader: Katherine Goodwin
Meet Kathy Goodwin at the Fundy Geological Museum at 9 a.m. for a trip to Wasson Bluff to tour the beach at low tide.
Coming from Halifax, take exit 12 Masstown, turn right on Hwy 4. Proceed to Glenholme where you leave Hwy 4 and proceed along Hwy 2 through Great Village and Five Islands to Parrsboro. Coming from Amherst, take exit 4 Upper Nappan off the Trans Canada highway, then connect to Hwy 302 to Nappan and Southampton to Parrsboro. 
Follow the dinosaur signs to the Fundy Geological Museum. In the event of rain, there will be a tour of the museum in the morning. Museum fee: $3.50 per person
Note: Lunch is available at local restaurants in Parrsboro, or bring your own box lunch. After lunch a short presentation on the Prosauropod dinosaurs may be given by Tim Fedak.
Afternoon – Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary – Birding
Leader: Fulton Lavender 455-4966
To reach APBS, leave the Trans Canada highway at the Amherst exit (#3) next to the Wandlyn Inn and then turn left towards Amherst Point. The entrance to the sanctuary and the parking lot are located on the left hand side of the highway approximately three kilometres from the Trans Canada exit. Meet at the APBS parking lot at noon for an afternoon of birding with NSBS.
Afternoon – Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary – Bugs
Leader: Jeff Ogden
Meet at the APBS parking lot at noon for an afternoon of bug identification with DNR entomologist, Jeff Ogden.
Afternoon – Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary – Botany
Leader: Heather Drope 423-7032
Meet at the APBS parking lot at noon for an afternoon of botanizing with the Wild Flora Society to explore a variety of habitats.
Late afternoon – Maccan Tidal Bore Park
Leader and time: to be announced
Meet at the parking lot at the Maccan Tidal Bore Park, and we’ll visit the Ducks Unlimited Marsh for nesting waterfowl. Coming from APBS, turn right on Hwy 302 at Nappan and proceed to Maccan, turn right at Phil’s Autobody Shop.
Evening – Buffet Banquet at the Wandlyn
Meet at 7 p.m. in the Wandlyn dining room for a buffet featuring turkey, vegetables, pasta dishes, variety of salads, condiments, and breads. Dessert and beverage included. Cost: $20.00 per person.

  • Dinner speaker: Jeff Ogden 
    Mosquitoes and Ticks in Nova Scotia: What bugs you?
  • Entertainment: Nova Scotia Kitchen Party
    Bring your musical instruments, song sheets and sense of humour !

Sunday, 20 June 2004

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Buffet Breakfast and FNSN AGM
Location: Wandlyn conference room Cost per person (breakfast): $8.00