Nature Guardians Go Birding at Point Pleasant Park


Saturday, March 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Lesley helped us take invertebrates out of sieve and into trays so we could sort them. (Photo by Adam Cheeseman).

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation in Halifax, we’ve decided to change up our March plans to better allow for the social distancing practices our health care friends are advising us to do. Our original water quality monitoring plans would have had us working close together and touching a lot of the same glass and metal materials, so while the risk of transfering the virus was very low, we thought it would be best to change it up AND GO BIRDING INSTEAD!!!

I know some very friendly chickadees and nuthatches at Point Pleasant who would likely welcome our group (especially if we bring out the birdseed again) and, with all the worry and stress in our lives right now, having some quiet time alone with the birds might be just what we all need. So, our new plan:

– Meet at the Point Pleasant lower parking lot at 2pm
– Destress stretch, Take a bag of bird seed
– Follow Becky into the trees! Keeping 2 metres apart allowing for social distancing and nature quiet time
– Feed some birds!
– Go home, 5pm

It’s looking like a mild sunny day on Saturday but remember those layers, a water bottle and snack. If our Nature Guardians would like to bring their phones, cameras, a nature-journal, or any other kind of tool for creativeness, this is the time to do it!Remember those warm layers, water, and a snack!

The YNC is a nature club geared toward youth and their families. Our programs run from September through June every year, and take place at fascinating natural spaces around the province. At YNC field trips and special events, we learn from expert naturalists, explore local parks & trails, and experience the many fascinating natural phenomena that make Nova Scotia so awesome.

Nature Guardians is a program just for 10-14 year olds, where no parent or guardian supervision is required on our once-a-month field trip. Nature Guardians lead hands-on conservation projects in the HRM and, of course, we have fun! This program takes an open, group-oriented approach where our youth participants help plan what we do each month. Recently, the Nature Guardians planned and implemented a number of stewardship projects at Shubie Park in Dartmouth, including native species plantings, on-going water quality monitoring, and nest box installations. Are your nature nuts interested in real conservation action? New participants are always welcome!

Because parent/guardian supervision is not required, all Nature Guardian trips and events require an RSVP so that we can plan for managing group size safely. Thanks for your planning and understanding!

Check out our Events page for upcoming Nature Guardian events. You can join at ANYTIME throughout the year!

New to the YNC? Register online to join our list or reach out to our leader, Becky Parker.

Contact Becky at or 902-412-2726


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