We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week we were unlucky enough to have a rainy day for the hike, although it was a welcome break in the ongoing near drought weather of the past several weeks. We first drove the short distance to the Gravel Pit located on the side road just up the hill going north from the Community Hall in Gillies Bay. Walking from there we took the old logging road that goes past the former horse and pony competition ground and then on through the forest on a round-about route that eventually reaches the large and deep mine shaft at the Cap Sheaf claim. We had lunch there and then decided to return by a shorter route that partly followed the creek that flows from the north end of Cap Sheaf Lake.
My photo this week is of a Treefrog I found in a small roadside pond on the High Road. I think most of the Treefrogs on Texada are green, but a small percentage have a quite different skin colour. This what I call the brown skin colour variation, a brown base with rounded patches of darker brown or black. The tiny pads on the toes show that it is indeed a true Treefrog. Such cute little creatures!
Pacific Treefrog - an individual with the light brown skin colour variation.