Description of the Phenochrons of Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotian Phenochrons

[ael: From The Phenology Report of 1909] (See Map on next page showing the Counties and the ten phenological regions.)

Instructions for the Compilation of the "Region" and "Belt" phenochrons of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, which are further averaged so as to give the phenochrons for each region in the following table.

Each province may be divided into its main climatic slopes or regions which may often not be coterminous with the boundaries of counties. Slopes, especially those to the coast, should be subdivided into belts such as (a) the coast belt, (b) the low inland belt, and (c) the high inland belt.

In Nova Scotia the following regions are marked out, proceeding from South to North, and from East to West, as orderly as possible:

[When the belts (6) and (c) — Low and High Inlands — are not sufficiently distinct, they may be combined in any "region" into one (belt b c)— Inlands. There will then be but two belts to be considered "Coast" and Inlands."]
No. Regions or Slopes. Belts.
1. Yarmouth and Digby Counties (a) Coast, (b) Low Inlands, (c) High Inlands.
2. Shelburne, Queen's and Lunenburg Counties (a) Coast, (b) Low Inlands, (c) High Inlands.
3. Annapolis and King's Counties (a) South Mts., (b) Annapolis Valley, (c) Cornwallis Valley, (d)North Mts.
4. Hants and Colchester South of Cobequid Bay. (a) Coast, (b) Low Inlands, (c) High Inlands.
5. Halifax and Guysboro Counties. (a) Coast, (b) Low Inlands, (c) High Inlands.
6. (a) Cobequid Slope to S. Chignecto Slope to N.W. (b) (a) Coast, (b) Inlands.
7. Northumberland Straits Slope (to the North) (a) Coast, (b) Low Inlands (c) High Inlands.
8. Richmond and Cape Breton Counties (a) Coast, (b) Low Inlands (c) High Inlands.
9. Bras d'Or Slope (to South East) (a) Coast, (b) Low Inlands (c) High Inlands.
10. Inverness Slope (to Gulf, N.W.) (a) Coast, (b) Low Inlands (c) High Inlands.

Note:—The nomenclature of the species of plants in the following tables is contracted from the "observation schedule" which will be found to follow that of the sixth edition of Gray's Manual.

1908 report

[ael: There is no map, but there is a discussion, from the 1908 report:]

They also compile schedules showing the average dates (phenochrons) of the various phenomena for the coast belt, the low inland belt and the high inland belt of each special region of the province. These schedules were compiled in their turn into the nine regions of the province shown on the said first table by Mr. James MacG. Stewart, B.A. The Nova Scotian phenological staff is as follows:

The table's caption
Region Counties Responsible
Region I. (Yarmouth and Digby Counties) A. W. Horner. Principal of Seminary School, Yarmouth.
Region II. (Shelburne County) C. Stanley Bruce, Inspector of Schools.
Region II. (Queens County) Minnie C. Hewitt, Science Teacher, Lunenburg Academy.
Region II. (Lunenburg County) Burgess McKittrick, B.A., Principal, Lunenburg Academy.
Region III. (Kings and Annapolis Counties) Ernest Robinson B.A., Principal, Horton Academy.
Region IV. (Hants and south Colchester) Geo. W. MacKenzie, B.A., Academy, Truro.
Region V. (Halifax and Guysboro Counties) G. E. Bancroft, B.A., Science Master, Halifax County Academy.
Region VI. A and B. (Cobequid Slope) E. J. Lay, Principal, Amherst Academy.
Region VII. (Cumberland and North Colchester) E. J. Lay, Principal, Amherst Academy.
Region VII. (Pictou and Antigonish Counties) W. P. Fraser, B.A., Science Master, Pictou Academy.
Region VIII, IX and X. (Cape Breton Island) C. L. Moore, M.A., Supervisor, Academy and Public Schools, Sydney