Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Take a guided wildflower walk in Strathcona Provincial Park this summer

By Keith and Heather Nicol
Purple Heather in bloom
   On July 3 we headed up to Strathcona Provincial Park to do a wildflower guided walk lead Alison Maingon. This walk was part of the Strathcona Wilderness Institute offerings for the summer and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Over 20 people turned out for the 2 hour walk and fortunately Alison had a couple of assistants to help the group identify the large number of flowers that currently in bloom in Paradise Meadows. Much of the route was over boardwalk so was accessible for most people and the pace was ideal for anyone wanting to learn and photograph these flowers.

  On our trip we saw dozens of flowers and other plants and we would recommend this outing to anyone interested in learning about the plants in this area. For more information about the Strathcona Wilderness Institute (SWI) and their programmes can see:    

Alison talking about plants along the boardwalk
      The SWI also has an online flower  ID web page at:   To reach Paradise Meadows follow the Mt Washington Ski Resort assess road and near the top turn left toward Raven Lodge. There is a large parking area and the information centre is open through the summer and into the early fall.  
Deer Cabbage flowers were abundant along the trail

Jeffrey`s Shooting Star could be found all along the wetter areas

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