Gypsy cuckoo bumble bee (Photo from iNaturalist)
Build a bee hotel
Bee hotels are not only a great way to get creative, but also an excellent way to make a positive impact on local ecosystems in our backyards and neighbourhoods. Below are the materials and instructions needed to build a custom-made bee accommodation.
Pine cone bird feeder (Photo by Raechel Bonomo/NCC staff)
Make a pine cone bird feeder
If you’re looking for an adult-assembly-not-required solution to attracting birds to your natural space, make a pine cone bird feeder by following the steps below:
Black-capped chickadee (Photo by CanStock/Michael Mill)
Build a chickadee nest tube
This simple plastic tube can be hung from a tree branch or be mounted to a pole.
Fabric dyed with avocados. (Photo by Sage Yathon)
Natural fabric dyeing
Learn how to make natural dyes and dye fabric and clothing from materials you can find at home or in nature.
Leaf printing. (Photo by Sage Yathon)
Capture the beauty and intricacies of plants on fabric by this leaf printing technique.