Monday, May 20 2013 – Historic Hants County. Leader: Suzanne Borkowski 488-0345 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Mount Uniacke House. Take Exit 3 off Highway 101 and drive approximately 8 km along Route 1 towards Windsor. Uniacke House is on your left. The main gate will be locked, but the second gate (coming from Halifax) will be open. We’ll start by exploring some of the grounds at Mt. Uniacke then continue along back-country roads through Hants County. Bring a lunch to be enjoyed at Smileys Park. Trip may last until 4:00 p.m. (option to leave early). No storm date for this trip.
Monday, May 20, 2013 – A Whole World at Your Feet: Arctic Plants by Carolyn Mallory. The talk comprises an introduction to the most common Arctic plants found in Nunavut, their adaptations for survival in the north, and the known traditional knowledge from Inuit elders.
Carolyn Mallory is a writer whose book Common Insects of Nunavut was published in December 2011. It is a follow up to her popular Common Plants of Nunavut, co-written with Susan Aiken, which was just revised and updated in a second edition. She is also hard at work on a picture book for children and a novel. Carolyn travels across the Arctic on a cruise ship in the summer where she lectures and guides people on tundra walks. Carolyn and her husband Mark have recently made the move from Iqaluit to Canada’s East Coast after living in the Arctic for the last twelve years.