Homesite Creek Falls
Yesterday we walked Homesite Creek Park which is another park not far from us. The trails take you through a forest that was logged in the early 1900’s and there are many old growth stumps left from those days. It also passes lots of swampy areas covered with Skunk Cabbage which fills the air with their distinctive odour. The creek itself is quite lovely with a couple of waterfalls.
Some tall snags
This is an old stump left from logging in the early 1900’s. This one is unusual in that it is so tall – about 10 feet. I’m not sure why it would have been cut so high. Younger trees have grown on top of it and now their roots have reached down to the ground. It almost looks prehistoric and that it might walk away. Eventually the stump will disappear leaving a very unusual looking tree.
Four old veteran stumps
Find the bird – a Swainson’s Thrush
A Red Flat Bark Beetle (I believe)
Skunk Cabbage blooming