Friday, August 13, 2010

5 Facts about Newfoundland

Kiddo and I are enjoying our time home, so I thought I would share some Newfoundland facts.

We're where the red dot is.

Newfoundland is the 16th largest island in the world.

Moose are not native to Newfoundland, but today there are more than 100,000 on the island.

There are no snakes, skunks, deer, porcupines or groundhogs on the island of Newfoundland.

There are 18 trees that are native to Newfoundland: Red Pine, White Pine, Black Spruce, White Spruce, Balsam Fir, Tamarack/Larch, Trembling Aspen, Balsam Popular, Showy Mountain Ash, American Mountain Ash, Mountain Maple, Red Maple, Pin Cherry, Choke Cherry, Speckled Alder, Yellow Birch, White Birch, and Black Ash.

Newfoundland has its own Dictionary of Newfoundland English

3 comments:

  1. OK, I think I love where you live, I bet it is stunningly gorgeous. I think you should post some pics. Yep.

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  2. So what's different about Newfoundland English? I guess there's no "porcupine," "snake," etc. in that dictionary.
    Enjoy.
    xoRobyn

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  3. Fortunately, Moose are awesome!

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