Had our last day of trapping on Friday in the Forested area. We had 4 animals total, 2 recaptures - Bert and Brit, 1 new vole - Bear, and a deer mouse - Mighty. Check out the photo of Mighty - what do you notice different about its eyes and ears? Mice are omnivores and need the larger ears and eyes to locate their food.
After trapping, we took a horse and cart ride at an organic Christmas tree farm. All the trees are grown without any chemicals or pesticides. They have to trim the trees each year to make sure that they have the Christmas tree shape and it takes between 10-15 years to get a tree to be the right size to sell. The farm also raises cows and chickens as well as products to sell at a local market.
Yesterday, we drove into Halifax for a research free day. We got a chance to explore the city and went to the Citadel - a fort that was constructed by the British in the 1700s for protection against the French. We also went to the Maritime museum to learn about the rich boating history of the area. There was an exhibit about the Halifax Explosion. Your challenge is to find out what this was, when it took place and how it happened. Ask Jason and Jodi to help with this as it is related to Social Studies!