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Nature and other Adventures

Experiments in extremely cold air

In the depth of winter, you may be tempted to stay nice and warm indoors. But look, there are many interesting experiments that you can do outside. So, put on warm clothes and observe the surprising effect of low temperatures on everyday objects. Freezing soap bubbles What happens when you blow soap bubbles outside in …

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Feeding the birds in winter

In winter, it’s more difficult for birds to find food. Plants are covered with snow and often inaccessible so birds cannot find insects, seeds or berries. So to help the birds survive the winter we can feed them. When is the right time to feed the birds It’s better to feed the birds only in …

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Canada geese migrating south

I observed Canada geese in the fall. Several times, I thought they were leaving but they were only practising. Then one day, when they felt the winter was coming, they took off for real. A magnificent sight.

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Canada’s best Dinosaur Park

Wouldn’t it be great to see what the world was like hundreds of millions of years ago, when dinosaurs were walking on the Earth that hadn’t been touched by humans yet? Cinema has tried to provide us with that experience. The most famous movie in that respect is probably Jurassic Park, based on Michael Crichton’s …

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Hot Chocolate Bomb

Do you remember my snowman soup recipe? Here is another way to give an original gift to prepare hot chocolate: a chocolate bomb. I received this chocolate bomb from a friend. What is a Hot Chocolate Bomb? It’s a hollow chocolate ball that contains powder to make hot chocolate marshmallows. Place the bomb carefully in …

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Beaverly visits Omega Park in winter

Hello everyone! I am Beaverly! I wanted to see my friends in Omega Park again. As it is winter now, you will see that the landscape is quite different. We will take a 12 km drive to discover Canadian wild animals like elk, bison, wolves, bears, etc. in their natural environment. The first friends I …

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Saint Patrick: Fake bishop or real saint?

Saint Patrick is one of Ireland’s three patron saints, because he was the one who introduced the Christian religion to that island in the 5th century. Among the miracles he is given credit for is the fact that by the force of his prayers, he would have banished all snakes from Ireland. But should we …

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What does the Chinese Horoscope say about the Pig?

Happy Year of the Pig! I am the twelfth and last sign of the Chinese Zodiac, because I arrived last when they were deciding on the order. It wasn’t my fault: I was sleeping and I didn’t hear the alarm clock. But if you’re born under my sign, that doesn’t mean you are lazy! You …

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Mosaiculture 2018

Last year, Beaverly introduced you to Mosaïculture 2017. This exhibition was organized as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary. This year, it’s my turn to present this wonderful exhibition. Mosaïculture is a horticultural art exhibition held in Gatineau, right next to the city of Ottawa. This year’s theme was “A magnificent journey.” Mosaïculture features 45 works …

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Chinese lanterns in Montreal

For over 20 years, the Chinese Garden within the Montreal Botanical Garden is lit up every fall by all kinds of Chinese lanterns. Each lantern that can be seen at the Botanical Garden was designed and drawn in Montreal. Then, the specifications of the lanterns are sent to Shanghai where they will be manufactured. When …

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