The first sprinkles of rain in more than seven weeks fell at Paradise Meadows yesterday – but luckily not till after the photo walk with Chris Carter. In fact overcast days are great for photographing many subjects as this example shows.
Rich colours & textures are enhanced in the diffused light.
Numerous king gentian and leafy aster are flowering in the meadows right now. There is a good patch of northern bedstraw blooming on the east Centennial trail, and still a lot of orchids, cottongrass, & Menzies’ burnet. Sitka burnet & partridgefoot are mostly finished.
A blue heron was reported in the meadow ponds, an unusual occurrence , although it also happened last year.
Among the many visitors were a group of Junior Rangers from Tahsis & Port Hardy, enjoying several days of activities around the Park.