Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Misty Meadows

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Several Strathcona Wilderness Institute volunteers travelled up to Paradise Meadows yesterday for a walk around the boardwalk, to review the new Paradise Meadows Interpretive Nature Walk brochure.

Toward the New Bridge

Toward the New Bridge


A few patches of snow remain around the boardwalk trail. With all the melting, water levels are quite high in the ponds & streams. We had a chance to check out the new bridge spanning Paradise Creek at the south end of the Paradise Meadows loop trail.

Misty Meadows

Misty Meadows


The weather was a bit foggy! and actually started to rain later in the afternoon, giving the meadows a mysterious quality.

Alpine White Marsh-marigold (Caltha leptosepala)

Alpine White Marsh-marigold (Caltha leptosepala)


Abundant alpine white marsh-marigold is blooming in the meadows, as well as some pink flowers: shootingstar & bog-laurel.

Fern-leaved Goldthread (Coptis asplenifolia)

Fern-leaved Goldthread (Coptis asplenifolia)


One of the special early-blooming flowers that is often overlooked is the tiny fern-leaved goldthread, which looks like little white spiders.

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