Category Archives: DIY Projects

Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt

It’s that time of year when many of us are feeling starved for outdoor fun or trapped with too much indoor time. It might be hard to find the motivation to get into nature when winter lingers. If you’re seeking … Continue reading

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Going Guerilla for Milkweed

There is something delicious about being rebellious! It’s also amazing to see your actions make change for the better happen in a visible way. When what you do saves monarch butterflies and improves biodiversity, it feels even better. This past … Continue reading

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Feeding and Protecting Hummingbirds

Hurray For Spring! What signals spring for you? Tulips? The last stubborn bit of that pile of driveway snow disappearing?  A visit to the garden centre? My spring truly arrives when the ruby-throated hummingbirds return to my garden. They are … Continue reading

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She’s Gone Batty

In the past 6 years, the status of Canada’s bats has gone from normal to very bleak. A fungus from European bats made its way into Canada about 7 years ago. North American bats have no natural immunity or protection … Continue reading

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How Suet It Is

When winter snows cover the ground the opportunities for foraging on the forest floor have past. Birds need to tighten their territories to conserve energy and use their most reliable and ample food sources not hidden by a blanket of … Continue reading

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Toad Abode

Walking through Altona Forest the other day I saw a toad just past the end of the boardwalk where it enters the coniferous forest. He was large and happy although the dry weather had shrunk his wetland nearby. Toads are … Continue reading

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Creating a Suet Log

Creating a suet log is a natural way to feed your feathered friends high-energy food. It’s also a fun, fast and easy project to make one yourself. Materials: Drill with either a (35mm) round or a blade wood-boring bit Screw-ended … Continue reading

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