Monday, June 8, 2009

Signs of Spring

We spent the last couple nights at Charlie Lake near Fort St. John surrounded by aspen forest. The number of birds and the volume of their song, particularly at 4am when the sun rises is astounding. I've seen several typically eastern species, like Ovenbird, Bluebird and Baltimore Oriole that are at the limits of their range here. We knew this was going to be a great area when we pulled into our campsite and found a morel coming up out of the gravel. Cheri and I hiked a couple of local trails and were torn between looking up for the birds or down for the fungi. Morels and pasta for dinner!

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