Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park

Tree Island from Longbeak Point on Denman Island When is an island not an island? When you can walk to it – at low tide! You won’t find the name Tree Island on many maps – but ask someone from the Comox Valley, and they will refer you to Sandy Island – the Marine Provincial Park so close to the …

Signs of Spring – Salmonberry and Red-flowering Currant in Bloom

I know that spring has officially arrived on the West Coast when my allergies kick into high gear – I react strongly to Red Alder (Alnus rubra) pollen and don’t feel like going outside much on sunny days when the pollen count is high. However, regardless of how miserable I feel I still make the effort to get out and …