J and I headed to Banff last Sunday to amble along the mellow Spray River trail. We started early, an hour before the sun started to warm the trail. The white outer tail feathers of the juncos that flew across the path were little sparks of brightness in the grey morning light. I think the […]
Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus). Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Every once in a while, a delightful 10 second song of shrill, melodious notes would fill the forest space I was standing in. The notes were crisp and loud and seemed to bounce off all the trees. I looked up high into the coniferous tree branches, but […]
Swamp lantern is another appropriate name for this plant. They light up the otherwise dark-brown boggy areas on the side of the trail at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.
On Sunday afternoon, I escaped the city to the second growth forest of Lynn Headquarters Regional Park. Since the trails were quite busy, I meandered a small distance into the trail-less forest. I didn’t have to go very far before the dense vegetation, the distant rush of Lynn Creek and the chatter of birds separated […]