As summer sets in, we’re gearing up to enjoy some fun in the sun. Whether it is camping among tall trees, canoeing on a lake, building sand castles or simply hanging out in our own backyard, most summer activities involve nature. With warm air, plants blooming and butterflies fluttering about, it is hard not to enjoy!
The Delightful Baltimore Oriole
By Terri-Lee Reid
We’ve got quite the issue of the Seasonal Gardening Guide in store for you this season! If you would like to learn about the brilliantly coloured Baltimore oriole, check out our feature creature article this month. It has all the facts on this winged creature and how to entice it to your green space.
By Sarah Coulber for Maria MacRae
Discovering the World of Animal Tracks
By Chad Clifford
This issue, our guest column is an eye opening exploration of the world of tracks. Learn how you can track, no matter the season, in your backyard, local park or nearby wilderness area.
Cacti of Canada
By Sarah Coulber
For those of you who like to grow unusual plants in your garden, you’ll want to read about our native plant this season - cacti. These prickly plants have gorgeous blooms and are more widespread than many know.
A Nova Scotia Garden
By Sarah Coulber With thanks to Marian Fulton
Our garden this season profiles a mother and son team effort in Nova Scotia. Together they created a haven for their local wildlife and a basis for school science projects.
Looking to fill your garden with native plants? Then check out our feature nursery in Manitoba for this season. They will be glad to help you with your plant choices for making your corner of our country wildlife-friendly.
Feel free to download our colourful summer wallpapers – native plants to Canada that bloom in the summertime.