Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic


MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Cards & Gifts

MTRI is a non-profit charitable organization, which promotes environmental research and education in the rural communities of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, especially throughout Queens County and around Caledonia

As a community charity, we create ongoing fundraisers to generate revenue to support staff and volunteers as they learn and share their knowledge about the local environment.

Take a close look at the Postcards, Greeting Cards, and other gifts that you can purchase to support our efforts and enlighten your friends and family!




Our first artistic endeavor focused on creating beautiful postcards that highlight eight charismatic species at risk in Nova Scotia. Elkpen painted the elegant images and designed the classy postcards, which are sold for $2 each or all eight for $10. 




 Click on a postcard to see a full resolution version



Greeting Cards

Species at Risk Cards

We have beautiful blank greeting cards for sale that depict species and projects associated with MTRI. Elkpen painted the stunning images, while biologist Brennan Caverhill provided the photographs and design. The cards are sold for $3 each, or a full set for $15. If you would like to use these cards as a fundraiser, or for another special purpose, let us know and we can discuss discounts!


Click on an image to see the front and back of the full greeting card


Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora Cards

We also have blank cards featuring ACPF found in Nova Scotia.  These beautiful cards were also designed by Elkpen. These smaller sized cards (4"x6") are sold for $2 each, or the full set of 8 for $10.  They are perfect for any occassion!




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