Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Weekend Photos

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Summer flowers are ending but berries are flourishing in Strathcona Park.

King Gentian

King Gentian


King gentian seems much more widespread in the meadows this year, and the blooms are fully open – in contrast to some years when the flowers never open due to a late start.

Meadows Pond

Meadows Pond


Another beautiful scene of the ponds on the Lake Helen Mackenzie trail – thanks to Pam for the above photos!

Fireweed & Cottongrass

Fireweed & Cottongrass


Fireweed is abundant along the roadsides & cottongrass in the wet meadow areas.

Boston Lake View

Boston Lake View


One of the hikes on the weekend was the trail up to Mt Becher. A viewpoint overlooking Boston Lake is a great place for a break.

Comox Glacier Closeup

Comox Glacier Closeup


From the top of Mt Becher there is a great view of the Comox Glacier.

Skipper Butterfly

Skipper Butterfly


Butterflies were out & about, including this skipper enjoying the warm rocks.

Twistedstalk Berries

Twistedstalk Berries


The nature walk on Sunday found lots of blueberries, as well as other seeds including the colourful berries of clasping twistedstalk.

Narrow-leaved Bur-reed

Narrow-leaved Bur-reed


This striking grass in the Big Pond of the meadows is probably narrow-leaved bur-reed.

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