Posted by: Anne Murray | June 6, 2011

Spectacular scenery near Williams Lake BC

Fraser River at Junction Sheep Range Provincial Park
The provincial parks and protected areas in BC encompass many different landscapes and  magnificent wildlife and scenery. These photos were taken on a recent trip with the BC Important Bird Area (IBA) Program and with the BC Nature Annual General Meeting, held this spring in Williams Lake.
 

Black bear roams the grasslands of Churn Creek protected area

This black bear mom had three small cubs hidden in the shrubs in the foreground. When she detected our presence, up on a nearby clifftop, she put the cubs up the top of a fir tree for safety.

Moss among the bunch grass and sage

 

Old Man's Whiskers, a member of the Geum family

 

Farwell Canyon hoodoos

 

Bird life was prolific in these Chilcotin area parks and protected areas. As well as the bears we saw California big horn sheep, long-billed curlew, golden eagle, mountain bluebird, vesper sparrow, Lewis’ woodpecker, and many warblers, flycatchers, swallows, and waterfowl.

Anne Murray

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