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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MTRI has produced a variety of products during its evolving history here in southwest Nova Scotia, including scientific and educational publications, fundraiser products like greeting cards and postcards, and our popular butterfly club kit. We also have a variety of newsletters, and newspaper clippings that can be found within our News Archives.


The prices for items that we sell are given below. You can find us at local farmers' markets in the summer or order items by distance. Give us a call at 1.902.682.2371 or email for more information. 


$10 Guides: Healthy Lakes and Wetlands, Species at Risk, ACPF, Invasive Species, FSC Certification

$2 Individual Postcards 

$2 Individual ACPF Greeting Cards

$3 Individual Species at Risk Greeting Cards

$10 Pack of 4x6 Postcards (8)

$15 Pack of 5x7 Holiday Cards (8), 5x7 Species at Risk Greeting Cards (12), 4x6 ACPF Greeting Cards (8)

$10 Butterfly Club Kits with 2 milkweed plants

$5 Butterfly garden sign

$5 Extra milkweed plants

$18 Butterfly t-shirts

$10 Cloth bags

$5 Posters



Jim Todd helped us design a small folder to help us distribute information about MTRI in style. Here are images of the front and back of our folder - let us know if you'd like us to send you one, full of great information!