Pine Cone Animal Treats

No matter where you live in Halifax, you’re never far away from trees and wildlife. Behind our house is a greenbelt filled with trees, and not far away is a park so we are blessed to live in an area abundant with wildlife. The morning after the first big snowfall this year we saw deer tracksContinue reading “Pine Cone Animal Treats”

What IS a natural playground?

So, Halifax, you’ve got yourself a shiny new natural playground at the Dingle in Sir Sandford Fleming Park. But what is a natural playground? How does it help families appreciate nature more? Should we encourage kids to play on it? Is it even safe for kids to play on it?

Chasing Halifax’s Waterfalls

My favourite time to go on waterfall hikes is now, in the late autumn, when we are stuck between the beauty of the leaves changing and before the snow starts to fall regularly. Waterfalls work as a great motivator to get outside and continue to enjoy nature, when it’s looking less than its best and hibernation is looking really tempting.

30 Days of Winter Play: Part Two

Pretty much a perfect snow angel, right? The day after I posted Part One of this series last week we had a big storm the next day. Before it started though I pushed myself to get out the door with the kids in the morning. I wanted to get the wreath shaped bird feeder (details below)Continue reading “30 Days of Winter Play: Part Two”

How to Make a Frozen Treat Wreath for Birds

Each year we like to leave some treats out for the birds and others critters that live in the woods around our house. We see lots of varieties of birds as well as pheasants, foxes, squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, and the occasional deer or two. This year we decided to make an ice wreath as it was something the little ones could get involved with creating.

30 Days of Winter Play: Part One

I know many Haligonians consider the best kind of winter family fun to be boarding a plane to a tropical destination however that’s not in the cards for this family. On our first date (which was in December 2007) my husband told me he loves winter and believes that there is no such thing asContinue reading “30 Days of Winter Play: Part One”

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