Quick’s Bottom

Algae

Algae

Because Opal and Agathe have tree-memories of lying in a bog for millenia, they seem to have a special fondness for swamps and sloughs.  Today we explored around some of the low-lying damp areas connected to Colquitz Creek near Victoria.

 

 

Our favourite bog

Our favourite bog

Swan Lake and Rithet’s Bog are very nice, but our favourite  is Quick’s Bottom!

Boardwalk over the lake

Boardwalk over the lake

There are many lovely places to pause and admire the flora…

Orb Spider

Orb Spider

…and the fauna…

 

Furry Ball

Furry Ball

The girls found a cute little ball of black fur…

Wooly Bear

Wooly Bear

…which eventually uncurled into an adventurous caterpillar…

Cattails

Cattails

They were amused by the cattails…

Fluff

Fluff

…especially the exploded ones…

 

 

reed whispers

reed whispers

Did you know…if you are very quiet and listen at the edge of a bog, you can hear the lovely sibilant whispers of reed language!

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10 thoughts on “Quick’s Bottom

  1. Can we join in your wonderful adventure? The spider was our favorite!!! But funny enough, we fount a black furry ball also when taking a walk down the road this afternoon!

  2. Very beautiful, afternoon walk…and love the sound of sibilant reeds…and, learning a new word there! The girls are so winsome in this autumn adventure.

  3. We love the yellow spider. Our Person’s home is very old and. as a result, we have rather a lot of spider neighbours. They are all harmless and we don’t quite understad why so many Persons are scared of them.

    The caterpillar clearly wanted to go home with you! He would have made a fun pet, but is probably better off living in his natural environment. I wonder what kind of butterfly he will be one day?

    We are about to hibernate for a few days. It is cold here now and Person is waitnig for the internet people to fix the jumping on and off-line probelm she is having with the old-fashioed dial up system she is using before posting or reading our favourite blogs. It is sooo frustrating when a Hitty types up a message and then it vanishes, so ….
    Good night for now!

    See you soon.
    Love
    Mary N-Q-Hitty xx

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