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Monday, March 26, 2012

Koksilah River in Fall

















The Koksilah River Provincial Park is located west of Shawnigan Lake on South Vancouver Island.  Today's post is for ABC Wednesday and the  letter now is at "K"...check out what the other bloggers will be doing there.  Also we will try Nature Notes Wednesday, Our World Tuesday, and Outdoors Wednesday.   I seem to be very captivated by memes this year.

The Koksilah River campsite is know for having very rustic and rugged hiking trails.  It is an undeveloped park with lots of mossy trees and little overgrown trails.  I like it in the fall when the large big leaf maples turn all the warm shades of yellow and orange. 

The river has a large gated metal bridge that crosses over it and it is called Burnt Bridge.  I think the original bridge was damaged in a forest fire and it has been rebuilt twice.

I have heard that the river has an annual bloom of rock snot (Didymo). This is a freshwater algae that smothers out other good algae I think.  I have never seen rock snot but I will look for it and hope to get a picture of rock snot for you.   I have had a lot of fun with the crayfish in the river and the little minnows as I can feed them bits of my beef sandwich.  We go there for picnics and wade in the cool pools in the heat of the summer.

There are logging roads that go farther up the river and when I was there last I am sad to say there was active logging going on up there.




26 comments:

Gary said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Boom & Gary Of The Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

Your photos of the Koksilah Park are just beautiful. The colors are gorgeous. It is a shame to hear about the logging in this pretty park though.

Crafty Gardener said...

This is a lovely place to visit.

Tammy said...

The foliage is beautiful! Looks like another amazing place to visit in your area!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous images. I love the colourful foliage.

Emille said...

Beautiful Pics -the colors are mesmerizing! Aren't we all taken by the memes this year?:):)

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous foliage! i can imagine myself sitting on a rock here with a book. marvelous photos.

photowannabe said...

Rock Snot versus the gorgeous Fall foliage.
Interesting and informative post. Pretty too.

Roger Owen Green said...

KWITE beautiful!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Lisa said...

Your shots are stunning! Autumn color is one of my favorite things to capture. Nicely done.

Leslie: said...

Stunning views! We do get some beautiful autumns in BC, don't we?

Leslie
abcw team

bettyl said...

Lovely yellow trees! I so miss autumn colors here in NZ!

Wren said...

Fantastic...absolutely stunning.

Powell River Books said...

Fall sure is a colourful time for pictures. - Margy

Libby Rodriguez said...

Have not been to BC - Looks beautiful!!!!

Tiago Braga said...

Amazong colors, this yellows and orange are amazing

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Breath taking colors ~ excellent photos ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ linked w/ Outdoor Wednesday

Light and Voices said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I enjoyed the cyber tour this week. Wow what a beautiful place.
Joyce M

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Rambling Woods said...

What a beautiful location with so much to look at and enjoy..'rock snot'..that is a new one for me..We do get algae in the pond here and it does looks like green snot...lol.. Thank you for linking up to Nature Notes...Michelle

Rambling Woods said...

I have seen wood duck ducklings. There are nesting boxes in this area and if they can fight off the starlings..not easy as they have no weapons to use, they do nest. I have a number of posts and photos about them if you search wood duck on my blog...I only hope to have one in my box at some point...Michelle

Island Rambles Blog said...

thanks so much for all your comments...I appreciate them so much and they mean a lot to me at this time.

Thanks to Michelle of Rambling Woods for taking the time and returning to tell me about the wood ducks and please check out her beautiful place and wood ducks.

ladyfi said...

Such beautiful scenery.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great photos. Blessings, Debbie

Pat Tillett said...

Hi there! I just found your blog on Weekend Reflections and like your photos much that I'm signed up! Your blog now shows up on my dashboard, but not on your "friend follow." I don't get it, because it's not the same with every blog. Anyway, great photos!

Island Rambles Blog said...

thanks so much for your wonderful comments...

Pat thanks for following me....I am having trouble with the Following Gadget and with Google Friends Followers Gadget. Both work fine but will not display on my blog. I can follow and followers can follow me.Pat I follow you.

I get a notice when a new follower follows me, I get an email and also you are on my followers list. Great. But the gadget still does not display. Not Great.

So I tried to get it fixed at blogger help. They no longer support Google Friends and since Followers is exactly the same gadget, no support.

There you have it.

Since the country redirect many gadgets do not display.

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