Category Archives: Field Trips

Field Trip, Saturday, October 24, 2020

York Redoubt National Historic Site

300 Ferguson Cove, Halifax, NS
Military fortification and defense bunkers

Low tide at 10:02 a.m.
High tide at 3:04 p.m.

We will meet at Tim Horton’s parking lot, West End Mall on Mumford Rd. Halifax, at 8:00 a.m.
Release Form to be signed by each individual, as required …  bring your own -or I will have some copies with us.

Please note: For those who wish to meet at the Redoubt – Please be at the Redoubt parking lot (there is plenty of parking there) no later than 8:45 a.m. as we shall all walk from there down to the bunkers and the water front rocks via a specific trail. LOW TIDE is at 10:02 a.m. and we wish to be in place to take advantage of the exposed shoreline.

Dress accordingly for the weather – temperature should be about 14 °C. Proper hiking boots should be worn or as you wish. Rocks may be slippery, especially at low tide.

Please bring your own lunch and water.

Lots to photograph in the abandoned bunkers… Graffiti is spectacular and makes for Abstract Art. After lunch and a bit of rising tide we shall then cross over to Purcell Cove Rd. to photograph huckleberries and burned tree stumps and woodlands, which should stunning at this time.

Stephen and I look forward to seeing you.

Eugene Mio

Field Trip, Saturday, October 10, 2020

Waterfalls near Wentworth Nova Scotia
Leader: Barry Burgess

Saturday, Oct. 10, Wentworth, Nova Scotia, meet at Irving Big Stop in Enfield at 8:30 am. Rain date Sunday Oct. 11.

Important we will be crossing Hart Lake Brook to access the falls of Horse Pasture Brook, bring rubber boots or be prepared to get wet. As a bonus there is a waterfall on Hart Lake Brook which you will see as you cross the brook, there is also an opportunity to explore Wentworth Falls afterwards for those interested. There are numerous falls on Horse Pasture Brook, we will start near some of the upper falls and work our way downwards, participants will explore at their own speed and ability and decide how far to explore downstream, allowing enough time to return to the parking area between 1:00 and 1:30.

More details can be found on Trailpeak.

Please note, field trip waivers are essential.
We do need to follow the PGNS field trip safety measures during this trip – see below.

See you there!


PGNS Field Trip Safety Measures

1) Do not attend a field trip or meeting if you are feeling ill or have any one of the following symptoms.
Fever (greater than 38°C) or feverish chills, sweats, muscle aches, light-headedness
Sore throat (difficulty swallowing/hoarse voice)
New or worsening cough
New or worsening headache
New or worsening shortness of breath
New or worsening nasal congestion/runny nose/sneezing
Unusual fatigue
Loss of sense of smell or taste
Red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause
If you answer yes to two or more of these symptoms, please call 811 for further assessment and testing.

2) Practice physical distancing by remaining 6 feet apart and wear a face covering to protect others, when physical distancing is not possible during the field trip.

3) The Field Trip Waiver should be filled out at least a day in advance and emailed to the Field trip leader before attending the field trip. This will serve as a “roll call” and a means of contact tracing should it become necessary.

4) Consider adopting a “photo bubble” when travelling to the field trips, if carpooling with members not from your household. (i.e. Both driver and 1 passenger wearing masks and sitting as far apart as possible).