Lower Turner Creek Trail - September 14, 2017
Hanne MacKay led the Shuswap Naturalists on an outing that celebrated
diverse and plentiful plant life growing along Turner Creek Trail.
Red Osier Dogwood and huge Cattail plants were stars among the myriad
plant life. We were pleased to find some healthy birch trees after the
demise of this species.
A perfect azure sky was reflected in the
little pond, generously filtered
by aquatic plants, which leads into the
determined stream that is Turner
"I didn't know that" becomes
the catch phrase of the day. Did you know
that burdock and mullein flower on
their second year, that immature song
sparrows don't have a black dot on
their chest or that Baldhip roses don't
have a sepal on the hip and were said
by the indigenous people to give one
an "itchy bottom" if ingested.
Heading home Ed and some of the group can't resist an Abbey Road shot.
to all who came for sharing information, laughter
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