Friday, May 27, 2011
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Friday, May 13, 2011
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week the weather started off quite poor, dull and cloudy with the threat of rain. However, by the time we started walking the clouds had cleared and we had sunshine for the rest of the day. Our route was a circular one that included the old logging road that connects the Oasis to the High Road, a branch into Cap Sheaf mine, a new ATV trail and part of the gasline. We sat on the side of the gasline right-of-way for lunch and then later, when we located the start of an old hiking trail, we climb the short distance to a viewpoint with a view west to Vancouver Island. My photo was taken on the gasline where a colony of Coltsfoot, the north american kind in the Genus Petasites, was in full flower. The european plant that is also called coltsfoot has yellow daisy type flowers and belongs to a different genus.