Passing Cloud – Bog

Planning a Shore Excursion

Tansy has been to Haida Gwaii with our favourite photographer several times, always bringing home tales of wonder and adventure!

It was a special treat for her to have some of her sisters along on the Passing Cloud so she could visit and share some of her favourite special places…

Bog

…but this evening we went to a special place that was new even to Tansy! A little flagged trail  led from a beach to the most wonderful little bog!

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Peering

We stepped very carefully, to minimise the disturbance to this delicate ecosystem. I did my best to take only pictures…

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Butterwort

…and the Hittys left only tiny footprints!

Bog flora is wonderfully different, adapted to wet acidic soils!!! Being so low to the ground, the girls were quick to spot tiny plants, like these wee purple flowering Butterworts…

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Bog Laurel

…beautiful Bog Laurel…

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Labrador Tea

lovely Labrador Tea…

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Sedge

…fluffy Sedge…

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Sun Dew

…and carnivorous Sun Dew!!

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Crane

We saw a little woodpecker, heard thrushes and caught a glimpse of a Sandhill Crane, which didn’t want to share the bog with us.

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Bog Frog

The cranes were probably there because of the thousands of wee bog frogs hopping everywhere! Constance sat quietly and a frog hopped right onto her lap!

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Stump-sitting

A Lodgepole pine stump was a good place to get an overall view of the bog, and was less damp than sitting in it.

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Club Moss

We walked back down the trail past the Club Mosses and Ferns toward the beach…

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Sandhill Crane

…but we stopped at the edge, not wanting to disturb the Sandhill Crane again!

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Back to the bog

Eventually the Crane went back to the bog to resume its boggy dinner…

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tranquility

…and we took the zodiac back to the Passing Cloud

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Bog Salad

…where Chef Erin fed us an incredible Bog Salad for the first course of dinner!

 

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Thanks so much to our favourite photographer for the spectacular Sandhill Crane, and Bog Salad photos!

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Please  click here  to see the website of Outer Shores Expeditions,

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If you want to see where Passing cloud is right now, click here!

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12 thoughts on “Passing Cloud – Bog

  1. Yes, It’s twice the blessing when you have loved ones and friends to share these wonders with.
    Your photos and stories are a blessing to me. Thank You.

  2. Loved the wee frog in Constance’s lap. We have some interesting boggy areas here on the farm but they are quite different then yours. Thanks again for the marvelous photos.

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