Bedazzled art work!

This week’s craft activity with Bridie was a Bedazzled Cardboard Spiral!

Dominic’s and Elan’s fabulous spirals,

Elan doing a little bedazzling on herself

and Kathryn’s cat, Gus, eyeing up her spiral!

How to make your own bedazzled spiral –

This weeks classes 🦢🦜🦉

This week we have been learning about birds.

At the moment, the BC SPCA is asking bird lovers across BC not to hang bird feeders out as there is a salmonella outbreak which is making some birds very sick. So we learned how to make some natural bird feeders which can be left out.

Here is Elan with the bird feeder she made on Tuesday.

And here is the feeder I made hanging in the garden at Canuck Place.

We also had a visit with Mike from Mike’s Critters who shared two of his birds, Mo and Sammy, with us. They are both quite playful and Sammy was very excited when Hazel and Lumina’s dog, Mila, joined them on screen.

Click on this logo to go to Mike’s homepage.

If you scroll on down past this post you find posts about,

      • Woodpeckers’ amazing tongues,
      • Social Weaver Birds and their huge nests
      • the longest flight ever made by a bird
      • a live Eagle Cam with three babies in the nest
      • and more…


This is a link to the live Eagle Cam that we watched some of in class today.

If you watch it on YouTube, you can find information about the birds underneath the video.

This is the video that we watched some of earlier – showing the hatching of the third egg.



Below is a video of a woodpecker hammering on a tree. This particular woodpecker is a Lineated Woodpecker that lives in South America. It looks very similar in size and colour to the Pileated Woodpecker that lives here in BC.



In this next video a scientists is using the actual skull and tongue of a deceased woodpecker to demonstrate how the tongue wraps around the birds head. It’s fascinating but if you are a bit squeamish about these things, you may want to skip it.

This video shows a Pileated Woodpecker, a large and local bird, making a large hole in a tree.