We have been raising monarch butterflies for a few years now. Initially we did it as a way to bring science and nature into a more accessible setting for our daughters. It has evolved to become an annual exercise in addition to our hope that we can have an impact on the population.
We had the privilege of being invited to attend the Ontario Music Festival provincials this past weekend.
Spotted this little ant working in its wings. Nature is amazing. But, if it was me and I could fly, I wouldn’t be ripping off my wings.
Every spring before it gets too warm, we open up each of our bird houses and clean them out of the previous year’s nesting material. We remove the material but we spread it in the woods so other animals can repurpose it.
We took a trip to the Montreal Botanical Garden to see the annual Butterflies Go Free exhibit. It is stunning to see all the varieties of the butterflies moving around in utter silence.
It’s been crazy cold for the last 2 days here in Ottawa. So, today with wake up temp around -35 C, my daughter thought it would be fun to shoot a slow motion video. We brought some water to a boil and I headed out in full winter garb. I think it turned out pretty well.
It's 10 AM on a Saturday morning and I am sitting in a room at Shopify in Ottawa with a bunch of parents and their daughters ready to learn HTML and CSS. I am a web developer and taught HTML more than 20 years ago. So, why am I here?
June 28, 2016
Tesla sent out an e-mail last week about a test drive event being held in Ottawa at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Ontario. I could not resist the chance to finally test drive a Model S. This quick post will not be a review and will not cover all the features of the Model S as many others online have done a much better job covering those elements. This is not intended as a point by point comparison of both vehicles but the Volt is mentioned throughout to provide some context to my comments.
Our hooded merganser ducklings emerged from their nest box today. We had a total of 19 ducklings with 3 eggs remaining. This suggests to us that there were 2 clutches of eggs. Normally these ducks only lay around 13 eggs but it is common to find 20-30 eggs in a nest box or tree cavity.