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Photo courtesy of Jim Riley

NATURE WALK CHALLENGE continued

Giant Hogweed

English Ivy

Carpet Burweed

Photo courtesy of Adolf Ceska

Himalayan Blackberry

Want to learn more about invasive species? Check out the Royal BC Museum’s new publication Aliens Among Us. Purchase your copy today online.


BEE-NGO The Western Bumble Bee is a species at risk found in British Columbia. This species has een observed pollinating avocados, apples, cherries, blackberries and blueberries and has been used to pollinate tomatoes and cranberries grown in greenhouses. Bees can help plants make the food we eat. Look at the pictures below to see some of the fruits and vegetables we would have less of if there were no bees! Use these BEE-NGO cards below to see if you can find five in a row, also known as a “BEE-NGO” (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) with the food that is in your fridge. Or, see how many days it takes to get “BEE-NGO” with the food you eat. Share the cards with your friends and see who can get five foods in a row first!

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APPLE

PEPPER

EGGPLANT

CARROT

BLACKBERRY

CHERRY

COCONUT

watermelon

PUMPKIN

CANTALOUPE

RASPBERRY

ONION

BROCCOLI

PEACH

AVOCADO

TOMATO

CABBAGE

BLUEBERRY

STRAWBERRY

CRANBERRY

CUCUMBER

PLUM

KIWI

SQUASH

Of the food listed above, which is your favourite? It’s hard to imagine what life would be like if we didn’t have bees to help us grow these delicious things!


WORD SCRAMBLE Unscramble the words and then put the secret letters in order to decode the message! TTNCEIX

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HINT: Species that no longer exist

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Learn more about our species at risk on the Royal BC Museum Learning Portal at learning.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca Answers: EXTINCT EXTIRPATED Save our species!

ENDANGERED

THREATENED

SPECIAL CONCERN

Identify plants and animals, the environment and anything else that comes to mind! The Greater Victoria Public Library has a variety of resources available to discover even more about species at risk. Check out their recommended reading list! www.gvpl.ca

Aliens Among Us By Alex Van Tol

The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book By Stacy Tornio

Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature By Nicola Davies

Backyard Birds: An Introduction By Robert Bateman


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What's inSight Kids Fall 2015