After days of wildfire smoke from the U.S. , it finally rained and crazy boggers held a work party in beautiful Camosun bog!
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Work Party during a pandemic
CBRG had strict physical distancing protocols in place for the first work party in 2020! It was lovely day of clearing near the pond. Sundews are getting smaller as they get ready for fall
Bunchberry and Fairy puke
Bunchberry and fairy puke in a dry bog. The sphagnum was a little dry in the restored area today. Sundews are making seedheads. Did some sketching in the bog
Sunday, June 7, 2020
visiting Richmond Nature Bog
Some of us visited Richmond Nature Park, another lower mainland bog. We saw Sphagnum,
Shore pine, bog blueberry, and labrador tea. The quaking bog trail was bouncy like parts of Camosun bog. Richmond Nature park is part of the traditional territory of the Musqueam people.
|bog bilberry ( blueberry)|
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
minibog for learning during a pandemic
CBRG lent out the minibog to Gladstone Secondary Learning Commons (library) so that students who come for in-class learning can experience Camosun bog. Gerry and I assembled the little minibog that included arctic starflower, labrador tea, kalmia, false lily of the valley, bunchberry, a little sphagnum moss and sundew! A few students have enjoyed experiencing these plants so far.
Cascara in Camosun bog
The cascara tree, Rhamnus pursianahas, has bark that can be used for medicine. The anthraquinones in the bark can be used for its laxative properties.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Sundew, Lipstick lichen and arctic starflower in the bog today
The sundews are unfurling their tendrils in the bog and arctic starflower blooms like a constellation. The fragrance of labrador tea is in the air, a welcome respite from a pandemic
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