Kept a sketch journal of this fabulous conference with very talented teens, all exploring marine biology in a pristine wilderness setting. On the last day, we hiked through a bog transitioning into a forest. Amongst the cedar, hemlock and lodgepole pine, there were ferns, and a forest understory. Below, bog plants such as sphagnum moss, sundew, labrador tea grew. Dr. Hana Kucera showed us a "culturally modified tree", a cedar where first nations people practiced the sustainable harvest of bark. After a 3 hour hike on mud and tree roots, we heard pounding waves: Keeha beach. Many thanks to the youth forum leaders, Dr. Hana Kucera and Ali Griffiths for making this forum so special.
|a sundew was one of the many bog plants encountered on the trail. Photo: Cheyenne|