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Science World Blog

One Saturday, I was given the opportunity to work on an event that was happening in the back of our Feature Gallery. On arrival, I had no idea that I would be walking back in time to my childhood. Picture a room that holds all the materials for bringing your imagination to life. A room full of cardboard boxes, chalk, crayons, scissors and tape—the building blocks of creativity.

On a recent vacation, I spent a lot of time driving. This gave me time to wonder why, on hot days, on clear flat roads, I would sometimes see, what appeared to be, puddles of water reflecting the images of cars, the sky or the surroundings. As I approached these puddles, they would disappear only to be replaced by another one further down the road.

As you may know, invasive species like the mountain pine beetle are a real threat to Canadian Forests. Next time you are in a wooded area, take a close look the trees. Are the branches a little bare? Are the leaves and bark marked with blemishes or holes?