We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we drove a long way south past Bobs Lake and parked at Five-way Junction not far from Twin Peaks. This was the first group hike along a long new trail that winds through the forest to the west of the junction. It passes several small wetlands and lakes and the lunch stop is on the highest of the open bluffs that extend several kilometres up the mountain side above Cook Bay. The view is of Lasqueti Island and the mountains of Vancouver Island in the far distance. As we hiked through the forest we could hear the voices of the tree frogs at the ponds and lakes and they would always go silent when they felt we were getting too close to them.
My photo is of one of the treefrogs in a dry area. This species is also called "Chorus Frog" by some people.
Treefrogs tend to have a wide range of body colour variations. This one has quite distinctive black markings.