Wally Ellison, former Canadian Geology teacher and talented Scottish bag pipe player, will present a pictorial journey of Cape Breton Island on Thursday, February 24th at 7 PM at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany, NH. Come learn about the natural environments, history, geology and ways of the people of Cape Breton Island on the northern end of Nova Scotia. The Island is bounded by the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Large parts of its northern region are an upland plateau with numerous deeply dissected river valleys. Waterfalls abound. The Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail make up portions of the northern part of the Island. The interior of the Island is an inland sea, The Bras D’Or Lakes. The island is a stronghold of Scottish Celtic culture ever since thousands of Highland immigrants sought a new home in this part of the New World. The Gaelic language and Scottish music is heard throughout the land. This presentation will show the beauty of Cape Breton in all seasons and will highlight various landscape features. Don’t be surprised if you too hear the sounds of Scottish bag pipes!
Tin Mountain Conservation programs are made possible by the Evenor Armington Fund and L.L. Bean and are open to the public, Members are free, otherwise donations of $3 per person or $5 per family are requested. Call 447-6991 for reservations.