Monday, 8 May 2017

Spring Wildflowers still out along the Tsolum River in Courtenay, B.C.

by Keith and Heather Nicol
The delicate fawn lilies are still out in places

On Friday, May 5 we decided to check out the wildflowers along the Tsolum River in Courtenay. We discovered this area last spring when we were told about the fine displays of fawn lilies and trilliums that could be found in this area. Last year we checked this area out in early April and we were amazed by all the flowers. At that time there were carpets of fawn lilies and trilliums in bloom along the trails which really brightened up our walk. Now with the cooler spring you can still see the flowers even though it is a month later.  But don’t linger since they won’t last long. The trails are located behind the Exhibition Grounds off of Headquarters Road in Courtenay, B.C. and be sure to bring your camera. We did a looped trail that headed toward the river from the parking lot and then headed upstream along the river before the trails winds back.
The trilliums were very photogenic