The Next Hike

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday 23rd June.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week John Wood was our guide and he took us along a new hiking route that he and his helpers have recently completed.  The trail starts from the main Blubber Bay Road just south of the large "Golf" sign and mainly hugs the north shoreline of Sturt Bay ending with a  loop that includes a long section of mature Red Cedar forest.  It offers several excellent picnic spots on the rocky low cliff coastline with views both towards Van Anda and looking across Malaspina Straits to Westview and the coast mountains beyond.

My photo is of the very well hidden hummingbird nest that was built right next to the trail on a low cedar branch.  The nests are always exactly the right size to hold just two babies and this was no exception and you can see the two bills ready to receive the next food delivery.  By the way, the males apparently have nothing to do with raising the offspring as the females do the nest construction, incubation of the eggs and feeding the young.

A Rufous Hummingbird nest built on a cedar branch on the Marble Bay Trail near Van Anda. 

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