Saturday afternoon we explored the Lake Loop trail at Island Lake Lodge, identifying flowers, plants, trees and birds as we enjoyed the high mountain peaks of the Lizard Range all around. After a busy day we relaxed around a fire and enjoyed a wonderful potluck meal and BBQ in the yard of our Fernie hosts, Bob and Linda. Afterwards Bob took us out on a little fossil hunt.
On Sunday, our camping trip almost over and we have three excursions yet on the agenda. Our early morning birding trip was not quite so early, 8AM saw exploring the Anix area for the now famous Fernie, Common Grackles. 12PM the Morrissey old growth cottonwood forest,with it's missing bridge and a young Pileated Woodpecker peeking out of a nest hole. Then finally before heading home we checked out the old Morrissey coke ovens that were covered in a tangle of trees, vines and shrubs.
A list of bird species seen can be found on our "Bird Sightings" page