The Sable Island Institute hosted a raffle for a Trip for Two with Kattuk Expeditions to the Sable Island National Park Reserve in early October 2021.
Sable In Words 2021 – Writing Contest for Nova Scotia Youth
Prizes for creative prose about Sable Island! If you live in Nova Scotia, are 10 to 13 or 14 to 17, and are interested in the island, you could be a winner! Entries due by March 12, 2021.
Return to Sable Island, Spring 2008 – Cindy Clancey
I imagined it as it was when we lived here: the beacon slowly turning, grey wooden swings, clothes flapping on lines, chickens in the yard, and adults busy with chores while children played in the sand.
Winner of the Trip for Two to Sable Island
A year late, but this September they finally made it to Sable Island! Their visit, originally scheduled for 2019, had to be postponed due to poor weather and beach landing conditions.
Noctuid Moths and Marram Grass on Sable Island
Moth larvae, which may have an ecological role on the island far bigger than their tiny size suggests, will be the focus of the Sable Island Institute’s first major terrestrial research program on the island.
Resighting Survey for Banded Ipswich Sparrows on Sable Island, Spring 2020
In a study of life stages and survival, researchers are banding sparrows on Sable Island and on the Delmarva Peninsula with combinations of coloured plastic leg bands that identify individual birds.
Sable Island Notes, Late March to mid-April 2020 – Zoe Lucas
Since I was on the island when the national parks were closed, I was able to stay and continue work on some of the Institute’s projects. For the island itself, it has been a mostly normal spring so far.
Sable In Words – Contest Winners, April 2020
Announcing the winners! Thanks to everyone who submitted stories to the contest. All were interesting to read, and each provided unique perspectives and insights, and some surprises. We’ll do this again!
A Young Artist’s Sable Island Landscapes
Three watercolour paintings by 12-year-old Laurie illustrate features of the island’s landscape and wildlife, expressing a sense of the energy of sand dunes, waves, grey seals, ponds and horses.
Sable In Words 2020 – Writing Contest for Youth
This writing contest ended on March 13th. Submissions are now being reviewed, and the winners will be announced on April 24th. Thank you to all who entered!