For nature lovers, and for those who wish to learn more about what lives in Nova Scotia's forests, an upcoming series on our beautiful indigenous wildlife will peek into the lives of some of our woodland animals.
The following series was published in The Colchester Weekly News in three newspaper installments. Due to space constrictions, this series is a very abbreviated version of my six days on Sable Island. At a later date, I will be posting a much more complete story of my adventure on this most intriguing island.
Love it or hate it, the red squirrel plays an important role in our forests’ ecosystem. As it forages for and stashes food, it also drops and spreads seeds, which helps with forest re-growth. It is also food for other mammals and birds of prey.
The mainland eastern moose (alces alces Americana) is one of two main sub-species of moose in Canada, and is indigenous to Nova Scotia. It is estimated that there are 1000 or fewer of these animals on the mainland.