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Baldhip rose (Rosa gymnocarpa), one of the gorgeous native species that grows in Pacific Spirit Regional Park and provides food to bees, butterflies and other critters.

Baldhip rose (Rosa gymnocarpa), one of the gorgeous native species that grows in Pacific Spirit Regional Park and provides food to bees, butterflies and other critters.

Pacific bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa) I love walking in the forest where this lines the trail -- not a manicured garden cultivar but a wild native plant. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds flit by. Makes me feel like part of the wild community.

Pacific bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa) I love walking in the forest where this lines the trail -- not a manicured garden cultivar but a wild native plant. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds flit by. Makes me feel like part of the wild community.

Aquilegia formosa (Red Columbine) // seeds available at NALT

Aquilegia formosa (Red Columbine) // seeds available at NALT

It may not look at that special, but these plants are part of an endangered plant community in BC that exist only in sand dune ecosystems. In the southwest corner of the province, that is rare indeed.   The spiky headed plant is called large-headed sedge; the one with the gorgeous purple-pink flowers is beach pea.

It may not look at that special, but these plants are part of an endangered plant community in BC that exist only in sand dune ecosystems. In the southwest corner of the province, that is rare indeed. The spiky headed plant is called large-headed sedge; the one with the gorgeous purple-pink flowers is beach pea.

Sweet little bumblebee sampling the blossoms of salal, in Crippen Regional Park. I know that people love hiking in the park because of nature, but I always wonder how many notice the details -- like this beautiful bumble.

Sweet little bumblebee sampling the blossoms of salal, in Crippen Regional Park. I know that people love hiking in the park because of nature, but I always wonder how many notice the details -- like this beautiful bumble.

This photo of a male Red-winged Blackbird was taken at Piper Spit, Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby, BC, Canada.

This photo of a male Red-winged Blackbird was taken at Piper Spit, Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Trientalis latifolia.(Pacific Starflower) groundcover, clumps must be dense in order to self-propagate indefinitely. //Streamside

Trientalis latifolia.(Pacific Starflower) groundcover, clumps must be dense in order to self-propagate indefinitely. //Streamside

Little Brown Myotis

Little Brown Myotis

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