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Nature Reserve Revisited

Nature Reserve Revisited

Part six in a series based on a recent trip to British Columbia in May with my husband.

My previous post was about our visit to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. You may have noticed that I didn’t include a Blue Heron photo. That’s because visitors aren’t allowed to invade the Heron colony when it’s nesting season. But, don’t despair. There was an interpretive centre where a heron was preserved and displayed. I’m sure it died of natural causes.

A few other sights caught my eye while walking the trail. This sign, on a bench, commemorated the 60th anniversary of Dario and Yolanda. What a sweet sentiment.
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The sign below used humour to get its point across in a cute and inoffensive way!
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We had some fun experimenting with the interactive human sundial, to see if it told the time accurately.
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Unfortunately this is not the actual human sundial from the Nature Preserve, but the one there was very much like this one I found on the internet at http://www.sunclocks.com.

Discovery Trail

Discovery Trail

Part five in a series based on a recent trip to British Columbia in May with my husband.

The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve is a place where nature has been preserved, and left undisturbed for the most part.
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The winding trails loop throughout the wetland area where almost 100 nests of Great Blue Heron are located. The birds don’t migrate, and being an endangered species it’s important that these areas remain protected.

The cycle of nature can be seen here. Plants and trees die, and rot, providing fertile soil for new ones to grow and take their place.
All kinds of life make their home here. Ducks, turtles, beavers, mink, otters, and salmon have been spotted. I was able to photograph some frogs. Can you spot both of them in the picture below?
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We passed a pond on the day we were there. The water was so calm that the trees and sunshine reflected beautifully on it’s mirror like surface.
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This is a beautiful, serene place, a place where one can experience creation first hand, a place that must be preserved.