We meet at the Royal Canadian Legion parking in Van Anda at 10:00am.
Last week we drove south past Davie Bay and then turned left after the concrete bridge over Stromberg Creek then parking when we reached the gravel pit a short distance up past the Stromberg Falls parking place. This is a pleasant hike, mostly in forest, that follows the main road climbing steeply most of the way up towards Thompson Road. We did not go quite that far as the one side road on the right takes us under the power lines to the bases of two of the support towers where a marked trail leads south along the hillside to a steep bluff with a lovely view of the sea and Mt. Arrowsmith on Vancouver Island.
My photo is one I took on our long recent hike in the Cook Bay area. This cute treefrog was particularly bright green and very tame. I'm not too sure, but I do believe it figured it was safe and sound sitting next to some leaves that matched it's own skin colour. From just a short distance away it was certainly hard to spot as long as it remained perfectly still.
The local treefrogs do vary in colour quite a bit, and I thought this one was particularly bright green.