A blog about life in the Bella Coola Valley and the Central Coast area of British Columbia for anyone interested in an incredible and rich part of BC's coast. I hope to provide my thoughts about things as simple as weather observations and seasonal issues, to comments about life and the natural history in the Bella Coola Valley, the Central Coast and the west Chilcotin area.
Note: All photos on this blog were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. While the photos and written material are all the property of the author and protected by Copyright, I'm not a professional photographer and you can use the photos if a link or attribution is provided back to my blog. If you have a need to use a particular photo and you want the high resolution file, leave a comment with your email (I won't publish it) and we can discuss what use you intend the photo for. Grizzly
A resident of the Bella Coola Valley and observer of the natural history, geography, resources, regional climate and cultural history of the Bella Coola Valley, Central Coast and the West Chilcotin area of BC.
A very dull wet day in the Bella Coola Valley. Hard to find much winter colour but these rose hips from the Nootka Rose (Rosa nutkana) are one plant that can be relied on for a bit of winter colour. They don't seem to be the favourite for birds, or else there are so many around the birds never get around to eating them all, because they last all winter on the bushes around our place. Although we did have a pair of Ruffed Grouse hanging around in our thicket for a few days so I suspect they were picking away at them.
We had a serious rain today as the temperature was in the plus 1 and 2 C range most of the day and the freezing level has gone way up. Hope we are getting some fresh snow in the Eastbranch area where all the winter activities take place. Grizzly