Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flowering Lilacs

The last day or so our purple lilacs have come into full bloom. The phenology of the flowering dates for purple lilacs are used in a number of data collection centres as an important indicator of weather and climate patterns.  I think the reason they are especially useful is that lilacs grow in a wide range of places, have been growing for a long time and there has been an interest in tracking the flowering dates for many years.

Most of the day in the Bella Coola Valley was a beautiful sunny day. A bit of high cloud came in this evening, but still a very pleasant day.  Grizzly 

No comments:

Post a Comment