The next hike is on Saturday, 15th December.
We meet at the Canadian Legion parking in Van Anda at 10:00am.
The hike last week was along the forest trail to Cape Sheaf Lake where a few of our rare Western Painted Turtle seem to do quite well a good distance away from any human activity that might affect their survival. At this time of year the adults are safely hibernating at the bottom of the lake while the tiny hatchlings will not dig out of their nest holes until the warm days next summer.
This cloudy and rainy weather we have been having the last few weeks sometimes clears up enough to let the sun shine for a little while. My photo this week captures one end of a rainbow in the moments when the sun is shining through the last of the rain drops as a shower passes by.
The sun came out again and a rainbow appeared as a shower crossed Gillies Bay.