Monday, 2 April 2012

Youth Council Tours Camosun Bog

Susan Chung - aka  Crazy Bogger takes us on a tour of Camosun Bog. We learned about the competitive forces at work between the bog and the forest that you see on the other side of the boardwalk. The sphagnum was very beautiful - it seems to glow!

Poking a long stick into the bog gave us a really good idea of just how deep the peat beneath the surface is.

Susan gave us some very close up peeks at the emerging plants.

This is a young sundew. It was carefully placed back into the bog to continue growing.

Many artifacts have been found during the restoration of the bog. This is an ink well.

We came back to Killarney and learned how to make relief prints - inspired by the bog

Drawing from nature, photographs, memories. Making printed images that can later be translated onto the wooden panels for the final artworks. We now are ready to help the community make their artworks through the month of April.  

Come Join us April 11th at 7pm - Killarney Community Centre - Susan will be bringing the Traveling Mini Bog and giving a presentation about bogs!   You will then have a chance to make a print. Free!

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