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.
The weather forecast doesn't hold out much hope for the Bella Coola Valley for the long weekend and the 27th annual Bella Coola Rodeo, but at least dust won't be a problem for the competitors. If we are lucky we will get a few sunny periods that will round out the weekend and then we can always hope for better in July and August.
Its flowering time for the fireweed, which seems to have done okay even though we didn't have the heat or sun, but there are not really extensive stands of it in the Valley, with much less forestry activity and most cut blocks well along their way to a healthy second crop of trees. The fireweed is mostly in road side disturbed areas in the valley. Grizzly