Our Young Naturalists Club leaf lantern bags were a big hit last night at Nocturne. We ran out of supplies super early and we are sorry we had to turn so many people away. We were thrilled to see the city lit up with a forest of native tree leaves though!
Prior to Eurpoean settlement, the landscape of Halifax was covered in mature Acadian forest. Most of that ecosystem has now vanished….the Young Naturalists Club helped participants make their own Leaf PrintBag Lanterns. They chose from a variety of Acadian forest leaves to “silkscreen” onto a paper bag to create their own lantern. Then they took their lanterns out into the city to help “bring the forest back” from being vanished this one night
Thanks to McInnes Cooper and Nature Nova Scotia for purchasing the supplies needed for us to run this event.