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Arriving at the Tantramar Wetlands Centre

Project Webfoot, Part I: Training at Tantramar!

Last Monday, our Education Coordinator (Holly Pacey) and our Media and Promotions Coordinator (Michelle Lavery) headed to the Tantramar Wetlands Centre for Project Webfoot staff training. Project Webfoot is a program for Grades 4 to 6 facilitated by Ducks Unlimited Canada that provides “the opportunity for students to apply their learning and connect with nature […]

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Why Grow Shiitake Mushrooms?

Shiitake mushrooms are a delectable fungus native to East Asia. They’ve been cultivated for centuries – the earliest written record is from China in 1209. The first book about their cultivation came from Japan in 1796. Until 1982, the Japanese variety of shiitakes could only be farmed in traditional places using ancient methods. Farmers cut […]

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What’s a Chickadee? #EquipTheKids

The Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is New Brunswick’s provincial bird. It’s a small songbird, with a recognizable call of “chicka-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee”, however it also produces at least thirteen other complex vocalizations. The chickadee is able to lower its body temperature during cold winter nights by as much as 10-12°C to avoid wasting valuable fat stores! Torpor of […]

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Get Gardening to Get Happy

It’s April, and little things are growing. Seeing buds on the trees and crocuses poke out of the ground inevitably gets us thinking about our summer veggie garden plans. Having a vegetable garden is a great way to grow your own local organic produce and reconnect with the land. Gardening can serve as a pleasant […]

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