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Bella Coola 26th May

Another trip down The Hill to Bella Coola.  On the way we saw two black bears

And one grizzly

The deciduous trees are in full leaf down there, and the conifers are showing their new green tips.  Hemlock is particularly fairy-like at this time of year.

The sunnier areas of the forest floor is full of flowers: Heart-leaved Arnica.

My favourites are the orchids.  The Ladyslipper, or Mocassin Flower:

mocassin flower

mocassin orchid in grass

Most precious of all, growing where the forest canopy is thick and the forest floor is mossy….

Is the Calypso or Fairy Slipper Orchid.