Make a bear or any four legged animal.
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?
Make your small pet or a small furry animal such as a gerbil, mouse, rat, squirrel or hamster. If you wish you have the option of adding a pen or toothbrush holder.
For a Squamish theme choose a small animal such as a squirrel or mouse that you may find in the forest or a pikka or porcupine that you may see at higher elevations.
This project was made in memory of a much loved hamster called Ruffles.