<p><i>Cinclus mexicanus</i>, Cinclidae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
June 7, 2013</p>

American Dipper

Cinclus mexicanus, Cinclidae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
June 7, 2013

<p>Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
June 7, 2013</p>

Northern Island

Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
June 7, 2013

<p><i>Cyanocitta stelleri</i>, Corvidae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri, Corvidae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Plectrura spinicauda</i>, Cerambycidae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle

Plectrura spinicauda, Cerambycidae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Circaea alpina</i>, Onagraceae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Enchanter's-nightshade

Circaea alpina, Onagraceae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Veronica americana</i>, Plantaginaceae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

American Brooklime

Veronica americana, Plantaginaceae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Menziesia ferruginea</i>, Ericaceae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

False Azalea

Menziesia ferruginea, Ericaceae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Tolmiea menziesii</i>, Saxifragaceae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Western Featherbells

Tolmiea menziesii, Saxifragaceae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Harpaphe haydeniana</i>, Xystodesmidae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Yellow-spotted Millipede

Harpaphe haydeniana, Xystodesmidae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Aruncus dioicus</i>, Rosaceae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Bride's Feathers

Aruncus dioicus, Rosaceae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Aruncus dioicus</i>, Rosaceae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Bride's Feathers

Aruncus dioicus, Rosaceae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p>Syrphidae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Hoverfly

Syrphidae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Pelecomalium</i> sp., Staphylinidae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Mating Rove Beetle

Pelecomalium sp., Staphylinidae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Blechnum spicant</i>, Blechnaceae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Deer Fern

Blechnum spicant, Blechnaceae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Ellychnia</i> sp., Lampyridae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Firefly

Ellychnia sp., Lampyridae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Malacosoma disstria</i>, Lasiocampidae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Forest Tent Caterpillar

Malacosoma disstria, Lasiocampidae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p><i>Rubus ursinus</i>, Rosaceae<br />
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Trailing Blackberry

Rubus ursinus, Rosaceae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

<p>Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Echo Island

Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 8, 2013

<p>Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 8, 2013</p>

Harrison Marina

Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 8, 2013

<p>Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Hot Spring Source

Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p><i>Cymbalaria muralis</i>, Plantaginaceae<br />
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Kenilworth Ivy

Cymbalaria muralis, Plantaginaceae
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p><i>Montia parvifolia</i>, Montiaceae<br />
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Small-leaved Montia

Montia parvifolia, Montiaceae
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p><i>Heuchera micrantha</i>, Saxifragaceae<br />
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Small-flowered Alumroot

Heuchera micrantha, Saxifragaceae
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p><i>Spiraea betulifolia</i>, Rosaceae<br />
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Birch-leaved Spiraea

Spiraea betulifolia, Rosaceae
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p>Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Fern Trail

Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p><i>Physocarpus capitatus</i>, Rosaceae<br />
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Pacific Ninebark

Physocarpus capitatus, Rosaceae
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p><i>Lilium columbianum</i>, Liliaceae<br />
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Columbia Lily

Lilium columbianum, Liliaceae
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p><i>Ariolimax columbianus</i>, Ariolimacidae<br />
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Shy Pacific Banana Slug

Ariolimax columbianus, Ariolimacidae
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p><i>Rosa gymnocarpa</i>, Rosaceae<br />
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Baldhip Rose

Rosa gymnocarpa, Rosaceae
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p>Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Ferns

Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

<p><i>Adiantum pedatum</i>, Pteridaceae<br />
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
June 9, 2013</p>

Northern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum, Pteridaceae
Whippoorwill Point, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
June 9, 2013

A couple weeks ago Sara and I took a camping trip to Harrison Hot Springs and Sasquatch Provincial Park. We arrived at our campground at Hicks lake on Friday afternoon. That evening after settling in we took a walk north along the lakeshore and around the Beaverpond. The highlight was definitely the Dippers I mentioned in a previous photo of the week.

The next morning after spending some time observing Steller’s Jays raid the neighbouring campsites, Sara and I set off on the trail that circumnavigates the lake. Along the way did a little bit of geocaching and I was able to get some good usage out of my macro lens. A patch of Bride’s Feathers was especially productive. I was also very impressed with the colourful and native Yellow-spotted Millipede. I was also able to work my ear muscles identifying the songs of the various Flycatchers and Vireos, including my first “hearing” of a Hammond Flycatcher (not that a sighting would have been much help). Most of our four hour hike was spent on the first half of the trail but with the promise of mini-pepperonis and lunch Sara and I were able to finish the 7.5 km in good time. We spent the rest of the afternoon “taking the waters” in Harrison and enjoying a fabulous German meal at the Black Forest Restaurant.

On Sunday after a leisurely morning Sara and I decided to hike out to Whippoorwill Point to have lunch. While I didn’t do any birding I did do a bit of plant photography. Some of the highlights for me were the Columbia Lilies, the Baldhip Rose, and the Northern Maidenhair Fern. This fern is odd in that its fronds are first palmately and then pinnately divided.

Over the weekend we saw or heard 23 bird species (See KMZ file below). Although we spent over 7 hours of birding and hiked almost 14 km we didn’t get so much as a glimpse of a Sasquatch. I suppose there is always Sasquatch Days next year.




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