It’s Official!

Me and my second cousins and my brother are in the pictures. We finally got our sign up!  Sooooooooo happy so it’s really a thing now: we are the caretakers of Harper Park!

Robins’ Eggs

 Sorry this one is late and if you like our website I’m even more sorry today I’m going to talk about the robins egg Ill leave the website where I got the info with pictures of robins down below, a robins diet it usually worms, beetles, seeds, and berries. A robin’s egg is very small with a beautiful light blue colour, the babies must be extremely small when they’re born right? I’ll bet they’re the size of the top of your pinky! well, it depends how old you are for me they’d be about that size. A robin will mate and lay eggs about 2-3 times from April to July. A robin’s babies are SO UGLY and I mean SO UGLY (the website has photos, look at them if you dare!) A robin’s predators are squirrels blue jays and crows, at least those are the ones I know of. Baby robins take about 12-13 days to leave the nest. Baby robins will take about 13-14 days to leave the nest. Here are a couple more interesting facts about robins, robins will eat the baby bird poop! Since it’s pretty much just a little membrane it doesn’t have much bacteria in it it’s a nice way of keeping the nest clean too! Mama and Dada robin will take turns leaving the nest, that’s the most efficient way to get food if you ask me! Thanks for reading once more (or not if this is your first time haha) and I promise the next one won’t be so late, see ya!

Broken robin's egg shell in boy's hands

Trees

Since there isn’t much garbage to clean up (which is good) I thought I might talk about the trees in the park. The main ones are the Western Red Cedar and the Douglas Fir. There’s another one too, it’s a bit uncommon but you might find it if you look up at the leaves of the trees. It usually has bright green leaves and they won’t blend in with the other trees. Take a guess, let’s see if you’re right: it’s the big-leaf maple tree!

Now I’ll tell you about the stats of the trees. The Douglas fir is large to very large tree, with an average height of 20-60 meters. The Western red cedar has an average height of 30-53 meters. And lastly, the big-leaf maple has an average height of 9-21 meters. Pretty cool right? Here are some pictures that we took during the week, thanks for reading!

Glacial erratic in Harper Park
On top of the other glacial erratic in Harper Park (near the Smiling Creek bridge). Douglas firs, Western red cedars, and big leaf maples in the background.