February 2, 2017

By Marian Munro

Valentine flowers

Red roses have been the quintessential symbol of love and therefore Valentine’s Day. Associated with romance, beauty and perfection they are also expensive.  More recently, blooms such as the Gerbera Daisy are given in February. Their bright colours denote a cheerful beauty, innocence and purity.

November 17, 2016
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Mills Brothers

By Martin Hubley

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Mills Brothers 

October 20, 2016
Norway Maple leaves with typical "tar spot"

 By Marian Munro

Dozens of folks over the years have asked about the black spots on the maple trees around the city of Halifax-Dartmouth. These sooty black marks are rarely seen on only one tree. Usually all maples nearby will enjoy these additional adornment. Their presence indicates an infection by a fungus in the genus Rhytisma. Healthy trees can withstand these attacks, although heavy infestations can cause the tree to lose leaves early.

October 18, 2016

Hello everyone,

Here's some of the latest events from across the Nova Scotia Museum.


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