Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bees and Wild Roses

The Wild Roses in the Prairie Habitat Garden are blooming and the bees seem very happy. These busy little bumble bees are doing their part to pollenate our roses and create rose hips. The back legs of bumble bees contain … Continue reading

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Richardson Ground Squirrel

On the Canadian Prairies, we know this cute little animal as a gopher, but it’s actual name is the Richardson Ground Squirrel. (Thanks for teaching me that in Biology class Mr. Neil.) It is named after a Scottish naturalist named … Continue reading

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Knowledge and Tradition

To wind up our participation in the Nature City Festival, we were honoured to host a presentation by Joseph Naytowhow. Joseph involved everyone in a smudging ceremony, lead us in song and told us stories. He captured the attention of … Continue reading

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Word Cloud

This is a word cloud of the all the words used in this blog … thus far. The words that appear largest are the ones that have been used most often. Click on it to make it larger.

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Weeding Work-Bee CANCELLED

Unfortunately, it appears as though the weather will not co-operate with us this weekend and the garden is really quite muddy. As of now, we don’t have a date to reschedule, but hopefully we can find a time in July!

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Bug Hunting

Grade 3/4 students from Mayfair school visited the Prairie Habitat Garden to hunt for insects in and around the garden. They found a large variety of insects in different stages of life. Flying insects were caught with butterfly nets and … Continue reading

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