“The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) has been collecting data on just how important our natural habitats are to migratory birds. . . . The data generated while DECR conducts these activities is sent back to SCSCB, who will process it along with similar regional data. When combined, this gives us a good idea of which birds are moving through which areas, when. This is especially important because many of these birds are under pressure in part of their range, either by habitat destruction or other danger.”
Lia Fagan is the designer behind Mod Pieces, an online boutique featuring restyled vintage lighting. When she’s not in her studio, she’s teaching others how to “design outside the lines” on her blog, Mod Nest.
“My favourite fall trend for 2011 is wood. Touches of wood can cozy up any decorating style, especially a modern style with lots of white.”
Ashlyn loves to share fresh decorating ideas, recipes, DIY, and photos… things that relate to home and family. You can follow her on her blog, Pinecone
“This year, I’ve found that we’ve been using natural wood so much more in our home. I’ve always loved white-painted trim and paneling but now I also love the rustic, natural patina raw wood adds to a space. I also really like the idea of using recycled, aged wood for the warmth and history it brings to a space. When we renovated our son’s room, we used recycled barn board to add that warmth. I’ve also seen lots of wood projects using materials that would otherwise go to waste – old crates and boxes, pallets, log stools. It’s an eco-friendly and inexpensive way to add a designer trend to your decor.”
Megan is a design loving blogger who owns a construction company with her husband, as well as her blog, Nutmeg and Company. Megan and her husband recently bought a historical home in Wortley Village in London, Ontario and are renovating and decorating every square inch for our family.