The Broad Cove Community Association will unveil a new mural on July 15 that examines the impact of 150 years of colonization and global climate change on the ecosystem of a rural seaside village.
The artwork, created by local artist and illustrator Anna Bald, consists of three large panels depicting a variety of non-native plant and animals species that have been introduced to the region either deliberately or accidentally by humans.
The animals include deer, oxen and cats as well as the black legged tick. Plants encompass such invasive species as Japanese knotweed, vetch and oyster thief.
Bald's installation calls on people to be aware of the impact they have had on the land and environment and their role as stewards moving forward.
The mural is made possible through the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg,, with funds from the Canada150 project.
All are welcome to attend the big reveal, which will include a free ice-cream social.
The mural unveiling takes place July 15 at 2 p.m. at the Broad Cove Hall, located at 7137, Highway 331 in Broad Cove.
You can find out more about Anna Bald's work at annabald.com