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Canada Travel Guide - Nova Scotia

Robie Tufts Nature Centre

Visit the Robie Tufts Nature Centre which was built to support a chimney that is home to a species of migratory birds called chimney swifts.

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Opened in July 1990, the Robie Tufts Nature Centre was constructed to preserve one of the few local homes of the chimney swift. In addition to protecting the swifts' habitat and providing people with the opportunity to observe their spectacular antics, this interpretative centre seeks to promote awareness of and interest in local natural history and the environment.

The centre is named in honour of the late Robie W. Tufts, a long-time Wolfville resident and renowned ornithologist. During his lifetime, Robie Tufts inspired many to study and preserve nature and he authored numerous books including Birds of Nova Scotia. His enthusiasm influenced many, such as the late Austin Rand, long-time chief curator of zoology at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, and Earl Godfrey, author of The Birds of Canada. It is hoped that this interpretative centre will provide further inspiration, and remain as a tribute to a remarkable man.

How to Contact
Robie Tufts Nature Centre
Front Street
Wolfville, B4P 1A1
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