Friday, May 21, 2010
Animals of the Pacific Coast
I just got back from a trip to Tofino on Vancouver Island. There are dramatic mountains, sandy beaches, crashing waves, and misty, cool, drippy constant moisture there making a happy home for so many plants and animals. Here we are rescuing a butterfly that had fallen into a rain puddle. It was flapping its wings by the time we left but probably didn't benefit from its swim.
And here my mother tries to rescue some tree frog tadpoles from a fresh water puddle that looked like it was drying up. We shouldn't have worried. It rained soon afterward. And rained again and again after that.
This little baby bear was beside the road.
On the beach there were orange and purple starfish
and emerald green sea anemones waiting for the tide to come in.
This sea star was huge.
And the biggest barnacles I have ever seen.
My favorite west coast beach animals - my mum and dad.
Posted by Safi Crafts at 7:59 AM