Category Archives: Nature points of interest

Three Unusual Plants on a Very Small Mountain

By Art Guppy Mt. Prevost is a very small mountain (786 m.) a few kilometres north of Duncan on Vancouver Island.  In appearance it is nothing more than a large hill covered by coniferous forest except for patches of bare … Continue reading

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In Need of Rescue

by Art Guppy In mid-June, 2009 I did a little tour of coastal southwestern Vancouver Island and visited three very interesting and very beautiful natural sites where ocean waves lap against rugged rocks and trees and all the vegetation are … Continue reading

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A Magical Spot

In May 2006, while wandering about on the slopes above Lake Quinault in western Washington State, I came upon a remarkable group of beautiful pink-flowered erythroniums. The weather was perfectly splendid — for erythronium, that is — but for me, … Continue reading

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