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.

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Insects on a leaf

insects on a leaf

Make a few small insects or bugs, lady bugs, worms, slugs, bees, dragon flies, butterflies, earwigs, eggs etc on a leaf. A great project for Earth Day or after looking close up to life by a pond, in the woods or in the garden.

Insects on a leaf

insects on a leaf

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?


Make a pair of bald headed eagles. This project can be adapted to be a different bird of choice such as a toucan, blue bird, jay or raven.



Make a bear or any four legged animal.

Bear project, before firing in the kiln
Bear project, before firing in the kiln



This fish project could be a specific fish such as a salmon, trout, steel head etc or fantasy fish just for fun.

Blinky the three eyed fish from the Simpsons
Blinky the three eyed fish from the Simpsons

watch the episode

Squampton wetlands


Celebrate the Squampton wetland habitats!

Make a  wetland scene featuring two or three wetland animals of choice such as ducks, a beaver,  frog.

Ducks – wetlands



October is a great time of year for observing mushrooms in and around Squamish.

Unless you are a slug reading this, these colourful ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Toadstools (Fly Agaric) with their popcorn like warts are harmful to eat! Continue reading “Mushrooms”



Frogs can be seen around Squamish at anytime of year but they are particularly noticeable during the spring when their voices can be heard, loud and clear throughout the Squamish wetlands especially during the night.

For a fantasy frog add a crown and make a  Frog Prince.  Watch the movie, read or listen to the story.

Find out more about frogs in Squamish

Continue reading “Frog”