A quick trip up to Paradise Meadows found many new flowers in bloom: several with bell-shaped flowers.
One of three low-spreading blueberries, the dwarf blueberry has bell-shaped flowers that are twice as long as they are wide.
False azalea has blueberry-like, bell-shaped flowers. The leaves have a skunky smell when crushed.
The white bells of white mountain-heather are unmistakeable. The scale-like leaves are reminiscent of tiny cedar branches.
Sitka valerian flowers are just about to emerge – the blooms appear pink but will be white when open.
We put out a few more plant signs also – stop in the Centre to pick up a brochure for a self-guided nature walk!
The Comox District Mountaineering Club did a recent trip to Croteau Lake – trip report here. The Strathcona Parkway road work appears to be complete, so no more delays going up the hill.