The Next Hike

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Friday, September 11, 2015

The Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 12th September.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we drove south along Bell Road and parked at the pipeline cathodic protection station near First Lake.  This time we finally had dry sunny weather instead of the windy rainy weather that dogged us earlier in the summer. The old logging road we took to take us up onto Plateau Mountain was looking really quite verdant thanks to the recent modest rains mainly during the night. With the moisture on leaves and grass it was no surprise to find frogs here and there not far from the lake and creek .  All were bullfrogs, an unwelcome immigrant from the eastern side of the continent.  They were probably introduced to Texada to provide a source of edible frogs legs for restaurants in the towns on the coast. In my photo you can see the meaty part of this frog's leg, but none of the hikers seemed interested in taking it home for supper.

Our youngest hiker caught a Bullfrog and so we had a chance to look at it's muscular hind leg.   It didn't seem too bothered by all the handling!

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