After the success of last year’s colouring pages for the Garden City Lands Coalition, we decided to do it again. This time, we focused on some unique plants and pollinators of the bog. I write back and forth with the president and a biologist on the coalition in order to ensure a degree of anatomical accuracy.
Featured this time: Pacific Crabapple, Rufous Hummingbird, Bog Laurel, Bumblebee, Anna’s Hummingbird, Fireweed, Painted Lady Butterfly, Bog Cranberry, and Blue Orchard Bee.
To obtain a digital blank colouring sheet, or a class set of prints, contact the Garden City Lands Coalition here.
The Garden City Conservation Society helps keep green spaces in Richmond BC for community wellness. They first formed with the goal of designating the Garden City Lands as Agricultural Land Reserve. As a result, this unique urban sphagnum bog is saved for the enjoyment of all! From the road, the Garden City Lands might not look like much, but when you walk in you will find all kinds of special plants and animals that are particular to these wetlands.
The Society asked me to draw some of these organisms (roughly to scale) for an educational colouring sheet. This sheet may be reproduced for noncommercial educational purposes.
Digitally coloured example…
What the bog says to the sphagnum moss every day.