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Winter Wildlife

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The wildlife changes around ECO during the winter.  Migratory birds leave us, grasses and heathers loose their color, but winter brings us some equally fantastic wildlife sights!  Here’s a few notable things that have crossed out kayaks this winter! Longtail Cockawee – Old Squaw Ducks Common during winter in the sheltered bays. They are a […]

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Here’s lookin’ at you, Earl

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Sadly, the power went out around 11:15am.   The Wx station stopped logging online, but continued logging internally until the power was back on.  When we checked, the highest recorded wind gust during the Hurricane period was 126.7km/hr 11:07am Sept 4th 2010 Wind gust of 99.8 km/hr recorded by our Weather Station 10:27am Sept 4th 2010 […]

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More Recent Trips and Wildlife

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The Big  Clam The Quahog takes 40 years to reach 4 inches in length. A four inch long Quahog will filter a gallon of water every hour. In terms of size, this Quahog is classified a “chowder clam” or more commonly in Nova Scotia,  “bar clam”. Quahogs are among the longest lived marine organisms in […]

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Wildlife Sighting Updates

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Summer is Here! Well we are definitely seeing some wildlife!  On the water, the guides are reporting sighting everything from Porpoises, Seals, Minke Whales, even White Tailed Deer! For some, the chance sighting is majestic, though impossibly quick – other times the wildlife is equally curious and playful about us. Last week, while paddling through […]

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Wildlife from this weekend

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Eastern Juvenile Willets Here’s a Willet we saw near the window on Friday evening. There were a few of them around. We’ve asked the birding community on Twitter to help us identify this guy, and the consensus is that this is an Eastern Juvenile Willet. The Willet is a shorebird in the Sandpiper family. The […]

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Hermit Crab Beach

Hermit Crab on Roger Power Island

At low tide, Roger Power Island reveals a magnificent white sand beach. It’s really a little piece of the Caribbean dropped here in Nova Scotia. I had heard for a few years that there are actually Hermit Crabs on this little paradise, but had never been lucky enough to spot one.. yet. So after examining […]

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Some of the wildlife we are seeing this week

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I’ve had a chance to be on the water quite a bit this weekend. On Friday my trip took me to Back Bay, where we saw the usual population of gulls, terns and cormorants. The jellyfish are out this time of year – we see them by the dozen in all sizes.   But on Friday […]

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Tale of a Scarlet Tanager

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On May 15th, ECO guides Dan, Krista & Eleanor went out for a pre season campout on Hearn Island. There is always lots to see and do:  from illuminescent phosphorescent sand, to the beautiful panoramic views of the North Atlantic. But this trip was special to because we found, what at first, looked to us […]

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Never leave without Jello

Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid

One thing that ECO does, and does well, is training. The in-house Guide Training Program has got to be one of the most challenging outdoor adventures in Halifax. I had so many firsts when I did my Guide Training Program.  My first advanced first aid course, my first open water capsize, my first overnight on […]

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Evading by Salts & Corks

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Rogues Roost is an isolated cove, with narrows only a few feet deep in some places. It is located in the vicinity of the villages of Lower Prospect and Prospect, Nova Scotia. The Rogue’s Roost and Snow’s Cove of Rogues Roost are the sheltered anchorages in the narrow passages between Roost Island and the mainland. […]

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