We love to see kids getting outside to enjoy the sunshine. Here are some ideas to keep them entertained outside:
-Set up a slackline for the kids to practice walking/balancing on -Fill a waterproof bin with outdoor fun equipment: whiffle balls and bats, plastic golf clubs, tennis balls and rackets, Frisbees, hula hoops, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and other outdoor games and activities -Set up a craft table or easel outside so your kids can draw, paint, craft or do homework in the fresh air -Assemble a tent in the backyard and let the kids play “camping” -Plant a garden or put some potted plants outside for the kids to care for -Create an outdoor kitchen, complete with dishes and utensils for creating the most delicious mud pies -Set up a sandbox, filled with beach toys, shovels, scoops and buckets -Hang a hammock or swing for the kids to play on ... See MoreSee Less
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is currently a threat to forest ecosystems in Nova Scotia. When in the forest, keep an eye open for small, white, cotton-like balls on the underside of hemlock branches. If you see any, please report your sighting to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
HWA is very easily spread so do what you can to reduce the spread from one forest to the other. Please don't move wood (including firewood) to other forests.
A new initiative, Giants of Nova Scotia, is trying to help combat invasive species by creating a calendar with all proceeds from sales going to MTRI to help research and help prevent the spread of invasive species. Visit www.giantsofnovascotia.com for more information, and to enter the photo contest to have your forest photos featured in the calendar!
We do not want invasive species to spread, but we would love for this information to spread, so please share!
Firefighters from several departments in northern Nova Scotia battled a blaze on the roof of the Cox Institute of Agricultural Technology, the main bulding at Dalhousie University's Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill. Reporter James Faulkner of our affiliate station Big Dog 100.9 was on the scene.
There are only three days left to register for "An Introduction to Woodland Ownership and Management," a special event for people who want to learn more about their forestland but have never attended a forestry field day.
The cost is just $10 per person or $20 per family, payable at the door. The event will be held at the Faye Porter woodlot in Fenwick, NS, about 11 kms south of Amherst. To register, click on the link below or go to www.nswoods.ca/an-introduction-to-woodland-ownership-and-management.html, where you can also learn more about the event and see the tentative agenda.
The field day is sponsored by Athol Forestry Cooperative of Amherst and the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association. The support for this event has been amazing! As of this morning, our Facebook posts have been shared 68 times and "liked" by 280 people.
The number of people who have actually registered, however, is small. In order to effectively plan for meals and staffing, we need you to register. Please take a minute now!
For more information, contact Andy Kekacs at email@example.com or toll-free 1-855-679-6637 (1-855-NS-WOODS).