Leach’s Storm-petrels were first recorded nesting on Sable Island in July 1994. Their vocalizations are now part of the nighttime soundscape of summer as petrels circle and swoop bat-like in the dark.
Many dead herons and egrets—Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, and Great Blue Heron—found during May, were likely part of an unusual mortality event on Sable Island in early spring.
On June 20th (Wednesday) 6:30-8:30 pm, Argyle Fine Art will host a free talk with artist Briana Corr Scott and marine biologist Nell den Heyer about their experiences in art and science on Sable Island.
The Sable Island Institute and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s ArtsSmarts Nova Scotia program visited Atlantic View Elementary school in Lawrencetown for a fun day of Sable Island-themed art-making.
In late January 2018, White Point Beach Resort hosted the 2nd Annual Salute to Sable Island Weekend - a fundraiser for the Sable Island Institute, and a special 'Sable experience' for all.
None of us ever know what is around the corner, or what can change our life’s work. In 2007, I was contacted by Red Deer Press about illustrating Free as the Wind: Saving the horses of Sable Island.
In summer 2009, between long hours of field work, copying field data and preparing labels, Janet kept a journal of the feelings, sensations, images, and mysteries of her Sable Island experience—poetry.
The visitor experience was well organized, and Adventure Canada staff were quick to help people have a great time. For many it was the trip of a lifetime, "a lifelong dream” fulfilled.
In late October 2012, after an 18-hour sail from Country Harbour, Nova Scotia, the Dominion Victory and a barge loaded with equipment and supplies arrived at Sable Island to begin a sealift.