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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!