It’s amphibian time of year! A chorus of frogs has erupted in the woods and wetlands. The Young Macs were delighted to have Matt Ellerbeck, from Save the Salamanders to talk about how to help our amphibian friends. It was a beautiful spring day but nice and cool in the Continue reading →
We had a great time in our old fashioned sugar bush. We discussed the importance of temperatures oscillating below zero Celsius at night and above during the day so that there is alternating between sucking up water from the ground during the night and pushing out sap during the day. Continue reading →
Lots of Young Macs and their parents turned out for another beautiful walk though very different weather than last time as winter’s chill was in the air. There was even a sprinkling of snow. We started off discussing the dynamics of flight including looking at the shape of the wing Continue reading →
We had a wonderful if muggy morning on September 5, 2015, exploring seed distribution on the Macnamara Trail.
After discussing the importance of seed movement, we caught some burdock, enchanter’s nightshade and beggar’s ticks on pieces of felt, tossed around some maple samaras, and exploded jewelweed Continue reading →