On Saturday, February 25, 2023, WRN Kids met at Laurel Creek Conservation Area.
What was the topic today?
Building a Shelter & Learning about the Pine Beetle.
What activities did we do?
We went hiking, fed the Chickadees, looked for Pine Shoot Beetles and saw their galleries, and we built a shelter from sheets and rope tied to trees and sticks.
Why is it important to learn about?
It’s important to learn how to make a shelter in case you lose your map or get lost, so you can keep warm.
What was the weather like?
It was snowy, cold, and a bit windy.
How did you feel when you did the activities?
I felt very happy about the Chickadees landing on my hand for the first time. I enjoyed looking under the bark for the beetles. I had fun building the shelter but felt a bit nervous that it might fall.
What did you like best about today?
My favourite parts were the Chickadees and building the shelter.
Reported by Jack