Blomidon Naturalists In Conversation

Welcome to the Blomidon Naturalists Society’s podcast channel. We will explore stories of people and place here in the eastern Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, including discussions with members of the BNS, fascinating aspects of the natural world, and issues around conservation, biodiversity and more.

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Thursday Mar 28, 2024

We speak to board member and Master Gardner Carolyn Green about what sustainable gardening means to her, and how you can start working towards a more sustainable garden in your space. 
Join Spencer and Carolyn for a quick chat and a cup of tea while they chat. 

Episode 5: Bernard Forsythe

Friday Dec 02, 2022

Friday Dec 02, 2022

A chat with the "owl man" on becoming a naturalist, owls, orchids, and other stories. Bernard is a wealth of knowledge and stories, as well as a local expert on barred owls and orchids. Enjoy.

Monday Jul 04, 2022

We recently caught up with Larry Bogan to chat about his long-time involvement with the BNS. Larry has been pivotal to many aspects of the BNS over the years, so we chatted about BNS history, past events and trips, his conservation work, and more.

Friday Jun 10, 2022

We sat down with Jocelyn a few weeks ago to talk about the intersections between being a farmer and being a naturalist, and how ecological farming offers the potential to support biodiverse ecosystems while also sustaining human societies through food.
Jocelyn and her partner Tim farm and steward land in Canning, where they are committed to fostering and increasing biodiversity on their land while also producing delicious vegetables, cut flowers and fermented foods.

Episode 2 with JIM WOLFORD

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

Caroline and Soren sit down to talk with Jim Wolford, long-time BNS member. Jim shares stories about the early days of the BNS, his interests in birds (chimney swifts and eagles, in particular) and vernal ponds, his friendship with naturalist Cyril Coldwell, the history of the annual Eagle Count (now know as the Cyril K. Coldwell Raptor Count), the impact of feeding eagles in Kings County, and more...
We thank Jim for all his work to monitor populations over the years.

Wednesday Mar 23, 2022

We are just getting starting on this podcast journey! This is an initial interview to get a feel for things, with BNS president Soren Bondrup-Nielse and program coordinator Caroline Beddoe about how they got involved with the BNS.

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