Peat Bogs and Marshes Glossary

  Here’s a few glossary terms to get you started for developing a unit on peat bogs, marshes, wetlands, the plants and animals that live there and the importance of conservation. I never thought of “mire” coming from the word “quagmire”, or even that you can use “mire” as a term all by itself. A […]

Ladybugs – Predators of the Garden

The main food source for Ladybugs are aphids – those tiny pesky green bugs that can infest roses, flowers and fruit and vegetable plants. If left to multiply undeterred, aphids will seem to completely envelope a branch or leaf as they happily suck the fluids out of the plants. This is unfortunately usually when you notice them, after a closer look at […]

Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

    Mmmmmmm…Cinnamon! It’s funny how certain spices are associated with particular holidays and foods, just like certain colours have become associated with different festive themes. Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices so I look forward to unpacking the Christmas decorations every year and finding the Cinnamon Ornament my daughter made in her casa […]

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