The trail around Matheson Lake is full of life

Sit on it, fish it, walk it, hike it, bike the Goose around it or boat, kayak or canoe it!  Matheson Lake is full of life.  Today I hiked it with local CRD friends and met up with other locals ….

Slime mould fungi.  Not really a fungus.  It moves.
Slime mould fungi. Not really a fungus. It moves.
Christmas tree lichen.  See it?  It's a small tree.
Christmas tree lichen. See it? It’s a small tree.
A skunk cabbage up close.  Whew!  It stinks!  Suppose to - attracts beetles and bugs that like dead stuff.  Good for the environment.
A skunk cabbage up close. Whew! It stinks! Suppose to – attracts beetles and bugs that like dead stuff. Good for the environment.
A turtle spotted from afar.  Unusual.  Generally deep down underground, underwater.  Either a Painted Turtle or Red Ear Turtle.  Too far away.
A turtle spotted from afar. Unusual. Generally deep down underground, underwater. Either a Painted Turtle or Red Ear Turtle. Too far away.

 

 

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