Nature News

Nature News (1950-1969), was a bimonthly publication established by New Brunswick Museum Natural History Curator Dr. W. Austin Squires.  Essentially, a citizen-science project that preceded the concept, it reported natural history observations from across New Brunswick, in many cases on topics (i.e. flowering phenology, the range and abundance of turtles) solicited by Squires from a network of largely amateur naturalists that he cultivated and encouraged. Nature News played an important role in stimulating interest in provincial natural history, especially birds, at a time when concern for environmental protection was growing world-wide. Nature News, and the naturalists Squires brought together, played a pivotal role in the establishment of the New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists in 1973 (now Nature NB at http://www.naturenb.ca/home/ ). Nature News was superseded by the publication NB Naturalist (1970- present). Initially produced by the New Brunswick Museum (1970-1972), NB Naturalist has been the official publication of Nature NB (http://www.naturenb.ca/nb-naturalist-magazine/ ) since volume 4(1), February 1973.

Publications:

Nature News – V1, Nos 1-5&6 – 1950
Nature News – V2, Nos 1-6 – 1951
Nature News – V3, Nos 1 – 5&6 – 1952
Nature News – V4, Nos 1-6 – 1953
Nature News – V5, Nos 1-6 – 1954
Nature News – V6, Nos 1-6 – 1955
Nature News – V7, Nos 1-6 – 1956
Nature News – V8, Nos 1-6 – 1957
Nature News – V9, Nos 1-6 – 1958
Nature News – V10, Nos 1-6 – 1959
Nature News – V11, Nos 1-6 – 1960
Nature News – V12, Nos 1-6 – 1961
Nature News – V13, Nos 1-6 – 1962
Nature News – V14, Nos 1-6 – 1963
Nature News – V15, Nos 1-6 – 1964
Nature News – V16, Nos 1-6 – 1965
Nature News – V17, Nos 1-6 – 1966
Nature News – V18, Nos 1-6 – 1967
Nature News – V19, Nos 1-6 – 1968

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