We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week we drove a short distance along the road to Davie Bay and parked on the left at the top of the first hill. This was a hike along old logging roads that followed the south bank of Mouat Creek for about half the hike. Before lunch we had a chance to walk a short spur road from the north end of Thompson Road that ends at a curious rustic cabin built many years ago by some hunting folks from Powell River. After that we back-tracked a little way and sat beside the creek on the site of a loggers road bridge that is long gone, washed out over the years by winter floods.
My photo this week is of a brand new beaver dam on Pocahontas Bay road that has flooded a wetland area to create quite a large beaver pond. These wonderful bodies of open water are excellent new habitat for both birds and amphibians, and I would not be surprised if the rare Red-legged Frog started spawning here quite soon.
A new beaver dam on Pocahontas Bay Road that already has quite a large pond backed up behind it.