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2 hours ago
Botany report: Frilly Flowers!
Though exotic looking, all of these are quite common in Paradise Meadows and similar subalpine meadow habitats. Buckbean is aquatic, growing in the ponds, deer cabbage is widespread in the meadows, and fringed grass-of-Parnassus is often found along the rocky edges of subalpine streams.
Photos courtesy of botany group photographer John Brears.
1. Buck Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
2. Deer Cabbage (Nephrophyllidium crista-galli)
3. Fringed grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia fimbriata) ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Sharing this post from Tsolum River Restoration group. Much work went into covering the toxic mine site to prevent the run off from the mine from killing fish in the Tsolum River. It took years to bring back the salmon. Please help to resolve this issue of all terrain vehicles damage to the site and other ecological sensitive areas. This planet is our only home and our only source of food and water. ... See MoreSee Less
Category Archives: Birding
Nancy St. Hilaire recently related this experience to the Birding Group. On April 12 I was doing my usual route near and through the Millard Creek Nature Park. I check on the progress of two Pileated Woodpecker nest cavities. Captain … Continue reading
New birders are welcome to join experienced birders for this early Spring bird watching outing to Cumberland Marsh. This walk will be about 1.5 km in length on level pathways. We will be bird watching for about 2 hours. Meet … Continue reading
Let’s go to Little River Nature Park. Meet at 9am at Quality Foods on Guthrie Road, Comox. Park in the back lot, south of the store. We will car pool and depart at 9:10. Should be back before noon. Good … Continue reading