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.
It's hard to write a blog about the weather and natural history in the Bella Coola Valley when you have been away for a few days. From what I can tell the best way to summarize it is "below seasonal" in both temperature and precipitation. Not a lot of precipitation, but not a lot of heat. The hay fields are loving it though and the annual burst of new vegetation, flowering and fresh growth is peaking on everything (Douglas Maple seeds forming in the photo). The Bella Coola River is the best indicator of seasonality this time of year. It is still in a pre-freshet, slightly brown but not glacial green or grey stage -- meaning it's cold and the new snow and glaciers at higher elevations are melting very slowly. Grizzly