Large-flowered Collomia

Jocie and I took a morning earlier this week to revisit the Trent River estuary with the idea of looking for unusual plants that sometimes turn up at the mouths of rivers. It wasn’t a promising day and, while it wasn’t raining on the way out through the tall grass and fields of entire-leaved gumweed (Grindelia integrifolia), the dark clouds …

Courtenay Estuary – BC SkyWatch #3

During the dull gray days of November and December in the Pacific Northwest it is always a treat to get a sunny day. This week we’ve been fortunate with a string of clear (but cold) days and the sunsets and sunrises have been magnificent. Looking east over the water of the Courtenay Estuary. This series of sunset images was taken …

Northern Seaside Shambler

There, in the moonlight. Do you see it? A Northern Seaside Shambler! Northern Seaside Shambler Northern Seaside Shambler Classification: B/1, B/21 Keep your eyes open and carefully search the shorelines and estuaries of the Pacific Northwest at this time of year. If you’re lucky, you may get to see the rare Northern Seaside Shambler, a marine shopping cart that emerges …