“This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affections glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn.” – Bernard DeVoto
Let your imagination run wild with this fantasy animal. It could be a white horse or some other creature roaming around the Squamish woodlands! We have been obsessed with unicorns for centuries – you can find a unicorn on the coat of arms of Nova Scotia and Queen Elizabeth!
Thank you to the students of Garibaldi Elementary School for providing this information about the American Mink!
The American Mink can be up to 68.7 cm in body length and lives in B.C.. They are brown coloured with white markings on the ventral side (belly), chin, throat, chest and groin areas, and have short ears and short limbs.
Partially webbed toes and short limbs allow the American Mink to easily frequent both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. They eat meat, fish, crabs and birds.
Add a few insects and bugs, lady bugs, bees, butterflies, worms, slugs, dragon flies, eggs, earwigs etc to a leaf. A great project for Earth Day after observing life close up in the garden, by a pond or in the woods. Summer is the time for seeing large numbers of many of these in the garden, some friends like the lady bug and some pests like the earwig and slug.
How do we face the challenge of these tiny but big crop destroyers without harming our planet?