VNHS Smithers Summer Camp     Day #5, Fri. Aug. 8, 2008
                        Smithers Community Forest

Nature Vancouver is an ecological organization based in Vancouver, BC. Every summer it runs a camp of interest to outdoor enthusiasts, including botanists and birders. In 2008, the camp was held in Smithers, BC, about 1200 km north of Vancouver. This web page shows some of the scenery and wildflowers we saw in the mountains and meadows around Smithers.

In the morning of Day #5, we were led to the Smithers Community Forest on the south slopes of Hudsons Bay Mountain by Rosamund Pojar, a local naturalist who had contributed to the well-known flower book listed at the bottom. It is on Ski Hill Road, at WGS84 coordinates 54o 43' 47" North, 127o 13' 01" West.

In the afternoon, Rosamund took us to a Cottonwood forest north of Smithers, on the NE flank of Hudsons Bay Mountain. The coordinates of the parking at the end of Horlings Road are 54o 50' 57" North, 127o 14' 47" West.

Please scroll down to see the photos. Click here to see wildflowers of other days of the VNHS Summer Camp.

Our packsack gets a shuttle by the sherpas from the campsite to the cars (Driftwood Lodge with Hudsons Bay Mountain).

Animals of the forest - mural on a cabin in the Crosscountry ski area.

Photo #   Time     Plant Name
#8989     10:15     Birds-foot Trefoil - Lotus corniculatus - P. 198c

#8994     10:42     Pink Wintergreen - Pyrola asarifolia - P. 224c

#9001     11:02     Rosy? Twistedstalk- Streptopus roseus - P. 101c

#9005     11:07     Marsh Cinquefoil - Potentilla palustris - P. 339c

#9012     11:11     Small-flowered Lousewort - Pedicularis parviflora - P. 255c

#9016     11:17     Bog Cotton (single-headed) - Eriophorum angustifolium

#9017     11:19     Great Sundew - Drosera anglica - P. 351c

#9030     11:42     Prince's Pine (Pipsissewa) - Chimaphila umbellata - P. 226c

#9038     13:24     Baneberry (very poisonous) - Actaea rubra - P. 179c

#9044     13:44     Self-Heal or Heal-All - Prunella vulgaris - P. 246c

#9046     13:49     Yellow Rattle or Rattlebox - Rhinanthus minor - P. 260c

#9047     13:57     Stinkweed (Field Pennycress) - Thlaspi arvense - P. 147c

#9058     14:48     Round-leaved Rein-Orchid - Platanthera orbiculata - P. 123c

#9060     14:52     Highbush Cranberry - Viburnum edule - P. 68c

#9062     14:54     Black Cottonwood - Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa - P. 46c

#9063     15:01     Enchanter's Nightshade - Circaea alpina - P. 210c

#9068     15:05     Sweet-scented Bedstraw - Galium triflorum - P. 330c

#9070     15:16     Black Cottonwood - Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa - P. 46c

#9075     15:56     Indian Pipe - Monotropa uniflora - P. 352c

#9080     16:00     Rattlesnake Plantain - Goodyera oblongifolia - P. 120c

Many thanks to RP for checking the identification of the plants.
If you know of any other mislabeled plants, please let me know
(please refer to the number above each photo).

Reference pages are taken from:   "Plants of Coastal British Columbia", Second edition,
by Pojar and Mackinnon. Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver, BC, 2004.