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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Next hike is from Vam Anda

The next hike is on Saturday, 18th February.
We meet at the Royal Canadian Legion in Van Anda at 10:00am.  

We will car-pool from the Legion parking over to the north-west coast of Texada to "Woodwardia"  just north of Favada Point.  My photo this week was one I took on a recent hike when we visited one of the neat little pocket beaches on the west side of Texada close to the mouth of Eagle Creek.  On one side of the narrow trail we were hiking along we passed close by the base of an old sawn-off cedar tree.  Not only was it quite an attractive sight I was struck by the great variety of plant species that were taking advantage of the vertical side of the rotting stump. There are clusters of a small white bracket fungus and at least two different kind of mosses more too the right side of the picture.  On the left side the grey-green plants you can see are probably lichens and there are some thin brown trailing stems of a native blackberry vine.

A cedar stump with mosses, lichens and fungi all growing on an old cedar stump.

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