Saturday, June 7, 2014

Another Glorious day in the bog...

A day in the bog's like a day on the farm...
We moved a huge pile of invasive plants and piled them into the bin. Enjoyed tea and treats after. Congratulations crazy boggers! Many thanks to Metro Van.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Work Party

Last saturday we lowered the peat level and removed branches to get an area ready for planting. Crazy boggers of all ages worked together and then took tea, surrounded by fragrant labrador tea blossoms, sundew and arctic starflower. Tree frog tadpoles swam under our tea party. Come out and join us next week for Bin Day.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pacific Treefrog tadpoles swimming in Devil's Hole

tree frogs had been singing to each other all spring and now tadpoles are swimming around!

Drosera Rotundifolia, or sundew,are back in the bog!

What do you call an animal that only eats plants? And what do you call a plant that will only eat animals?
Drosera Rotundifolia is emerging now in the bog.  It's getting ready to devour mosquitos and other small insects.

Bunchberry, Labrador Tea and Arctic Starflower are blooming in the bog

bunchberry
labrador tea, traditional medicine for the Musqueam people
rare arctic starflower prefers the low nutrient environments of  bogs at this latitude.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bin day!! June 7

Come one come all!  We are having yet another Bin day on June 7.  We need an army of volunteers to move branches, stumps, bushes from the invasive species pile into the big bin.  Come and join us.  Bring a tea mug and garden gloves! Click here for a map to get to Camosun bog

Friday, May 16, 2014

Slaying stumps and moving monster roots!


Hope to see as many as possible this Saturday even though it is a long weekend. We are almost finished removing all the big roots from the South East corner of the bog. We will concentrate on removing the nutrient rich top soil,exposing the peat and getting the area ready for planting. The attached pictures show the crews who finally removed the "monster root". Great job.

Regards.
Gerry