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Newfoundland Insectarium

Call (709) 635-4545 or 1-866-635-5454 Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN

The Newfoundland Insectarium is a world-class attraction in Reidville, NL (just outside Deer Lake). It features thousands of live and mounted insects, arachnids, and arthropods from around the world. Owned and operated by Lloyd and Sandy Hollett, the Insectarium sits on 20 acres of land and boasts nearly 8,000 square feet in a converted barn. 

Since opening in 1998, the Insectarium has become a tourist landmark on the west coast of Newfoundland. The facility continues to receive rave reviews from its over 420,000+ visitors.

TripAdvisor ranks the NL Insectarium as the #1 museum to see in NL!

Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association

Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN

Looking for information on apiculture in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador then visit the NLBKA website! If you own honeybees please register them with the provincial apiarist using the form below.

Adelaide’s Honey Bee, Pollinator and Wildflower Reserve

Call (709) 697-2339 or (709) 364-5494 Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN

Eco-agri-tourism experience where there is something for everyone. Each visit is different with experiences such as opening up a beehive and seeing inside, observing honey bees and active pollinators foraging on wild flowers then returning to their hive with pollen and nectar. Come walk our wilderness trail where you may see grouse, rabbits, and waterfowl and learn about local wildflower and our boreal forest. Tours are also offered!

Canadian Honey Council

Call (887) 356-8935 Alberta, CAN

The Canadian Beekeepers Council was formed in 1940 to assist in negotiating fair practices for labeling, grading, and marketing honey at the national level. The fledgling organization was underfunded and slow to communicate. It was difficult to respond to issues or develop the international markets that the members wanted. It was clear that there was a need for a higher profile and increased international recognition. In 1970 The Canadian Beekeepers Council decided to change its name to Canadian Honey Council (CHC). Currently, the CHC membership consists of representatives of Provincial Associations with the total number of beekeepers at approximately 8500 managing over 720,000 colonies.

Friends of the Earth Canada

Call (613) 241-0085 or (613) 566-3449 Ontario, CAN

Please visit their site for more information on the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count and give them your support. We have also added shortcuts to their bee identification census cards.

Please do not import honey bees, used equipment, pollen, beeswax, etc. It is illegal to import bees and used equipment without a permit from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Birding Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN

We are Newfoundland's birding experts! With over 20+ years of experience, we have the knowledge and and passion to make your birding trip in Newfoundland a success. We offer a variety of services for birders and wildlife enthusiasts of all skill levels. We specialize in small group tours, custom guiding for target species, bird and wildlife photography and general nature tours.

We also offer the first ever online birding workshops, which allow you to improve your birding abilities and learn from experts in the comfort of your own home! We also maintain a blog that contains a wealth of birding information from species profiles, to ID articles and more, be sure to check it out!

The Atlantic Puffin is the official provincial bird. About 95% of all North America's puffins breed around the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts.

Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries and Land Resources

Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN

Three species of bats on the island of Newfoundland and one in Labrador. These are the Little Brown Bat, the Northern Long-eared Bat, and the Hoary Bat. Please help protect our bats species by helping with early monitoring of White Nose Syndrome a disease in bats.

Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Call (416) 850-9038 Ontario, CAN

WCS Canada safeguards wildlife and wild places in Canada through science, conservation action, and inspiring people to value nature.

Please report sightings of bats appearing to be sick, found dead or seen flying around in winter or early spring. Do not handle bats and avoid entering hibernation sites to prevent spreading of the fungus by accident and to avoid disturbing bats that are hibernating.

Members of the public can call the toll-free number 1-833-434-BATS (2287) and be put in direct contact with a bat expert who can help answer questions and provide the most up-to-date and accurate information about bat-related topics.

Memorial University Botanical Garden

Call (709) 864-8590 Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN

Located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is the province's premier botanical garden.

We have: Five NATURE TRAILS, a large CULTIVATED GARDEN AREA, and a greenhouse are incorporated in to the 100 acre nature reserve.

The Field Centre houses the GIFT SHOP, which displays local crafts, gardening books, and other giftwares; the GARDEN CAFE, which serves delectable lunches and treats; and several different ART SHOWS throughout the season.

Devoted to RESEARCHand EDUCATION, the Garden has been developed to display plants native to the province and cultivated plants suitable to the local climate and to provide access to a number of habitats through a system of trails.

Also check out the 'Grow Your Own Mushrooms Workshop' hosted by The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze!

Little Green Thumbs

Call (306) 933-5866 Saskatchewan, CAN

Little Green Thumbs is an indoor classroom gardening program which creates dynamic learning opportunities for teachers and students by supporting them to grow food in their classrooms.

More than 100 years ago, Queen Victoria chose the Picture Plant to be engraved on a newly minted Newfoundland penny. Then in 1954 the Newfoundland Cabinet designated this interesting plant as the official flower of the province.

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Call (709) 623-2608 (May-October), (709) 458-2417 (November-May) Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN

At the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula lies the first known evidence of European presence in the Americas. Here Norse expeditions sailed from Greenland, building a small encampment of timber-and-sod buildings over 1000 years ago Against a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs, bog, and coastline, discover the fascinating archaeological remains of the Viking encampment, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. You’ll meet costumed Viking interpreters as you tour the recreated base camp and discover original artifacts from this internationally renowned archaeological find.

Just two kilometres down the road from L'Anse aux Meadows is Norstead, a recreated Viking port of trade. Here you can challenge yourself with a traditional Norse game, learn to throw an axe, spin yarn, or take a pottery lesson. You can also step aboard Snorri, a replica of the Viking ship that retraced Erickson's course from Greenland to the Meadows.

The Norstead Viking Village

Call (709) 623-2828 Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN

This a non-profit organization that was created to take history out of the exhibit case and place it in the hands of visitors. Join costumed interpreters in the dim light of the Viking-style Chieftain's Hall and listen to mysterious Viking tales. Check out info on the blacksmith forging iron. Step aboard the full-scale replica of the Viking ship "Snorri". Learn how the Vikings mastered the North Atlantic. Use a simple notched stick to measure distance by the stars. Get you "Runes" told by the wise women. Shape clay into pottery the way the Vikings did. Spin sheep fleece into yarn using ancient drop spindle technology, dye the yarn bright purple, pink, or rusty yellow using local plants and berries....weave it into cloth at the loom. It’s in your hands to explore!

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