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Wild Canada

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Many thanks today to Dave and Lois for breakfast, lunch and a drive out to Elk Island National Park to see a bit of real northern prairies landscape. Stunningly beautiful in the snow and amazing wildlife including Bison (in the photo though they looked much bigger and closer in real life) a Coyote and lots of Beavers as long as you count the ones hidden away in their lodges. Two days is definitely not long enough in Edmonton but Toronto awaits. Thanks again to my fantastic hosts Doug, Lois and Dave and farewell to all my new friends in Alberta.

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How is the greenhouse coping with winter weather?

You may remember that the greenhouse has sensors connected through the Internet of School Things which upload data to the internet. It means that we can always check the greenhouse on cold nights to see that the heating is working and compare greenhouse conditions to those we have recorded in tropical forests. To check on conditions yourself follow this link http://www.iotschools.org.uk/GPRSLogbook/1004.htm and click Xivley Feed and you will see data from both the Warm Asia and Cool Asia sections (The top two feeds are temperature and relative humidity for warm Asia) . Click on the data to get a graphical plot like this:

Internet of School Things feed from Warm Asia Internet of School Things feed from Warm Asia

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