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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

One of my favorite places on Vancouver Island is Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. The park is a short drive from where my sister lives, and every time I visit her we go for at least one walk in the park. This is old growth forest that is laden with mosses and lichens, and in season the forest is rich in fungi. The river slashes through the park in a rocky gorge, offering many great views. I don't think that I have taken a single bird photograph here, but there is so much else to see and photograph that the birds are rather unimportant.

I think more than anything else, I find a certain peace and serenity here that refreshes the soul. Although photographs can never capture the overall beauty of the park, I hope they give the viewers at least a small sense of what it is like.
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park 2.jpg
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park 2.jpg
Stone steps.jpg
Stone steps.jpg
Lower Little Qualicum Falls 9a.jpg
Lower Little Qualicum Falls 9a.jpg
Lower Little Qualicum Falls 1.jpg
Lower Little Qualicum Falls 1.jpg
Lower Little Qualicum Falls 2.jpg
Lower Little Qualicum Falls 2.jpg
Little Qualicum River 3.jpg
Little Qualicum River 3.jpg
Little Qualicum River 4.jpg
Little Qualicum River 4.jpg
Little Qualicum River 7.jpg
Little Qualicum River 7.jpg
Little Qualicum River shoreline.jpg
Little Qualicum River shoreline.jpg
Old Mossy.jpg
Old Mossy.jpg
Watching the river run.jpg
Watching the river run.jpg
Little Qualicum River 1a.jpg
Little Qualicum River 1a.jpg
Light on mossy branches 1a.jpg
Light on mossy branches 1a.jpg
Little Qualicum River 5a.jpg
Little Qualicum River 5a.jpg
Upper Little Qualicum Falls.jpg
Upper Little Qualicum Falls.jpg
Red Squirrel A1.jpg
Red Squirrel A1.jpg
Cladonia multiformis - Lichen 1a.jpg
Cladonia multiformis - Lichen 1a.jpg
Sphaerophorus  globosus - Christmas Tree Lichen 2a.jpg
Sphaerophorus globosus - Christmas Tree Lichen 2a.jpg
Peltigera leucophlebia - Ruffled Freckle Pelt ventral view and Pleurozium schreberii - Red Stem.jpg
Peltigera leucophlebia - Ruffled Freckle Pelt ventral view and Pleurozium schreberii - Red Stem.jpg
Lobaria pulmonaria - Lung Lichen 1a.jpg
Lobaria pulmonaria - Lung Lichen 1a.jpg
Antitrichia curtipendula (tentative) - Moss.jpg
Antitrichia curtipendula (tentative) - Moss.jpg
Feather Moss on tree trunk 1a.jpg
Feather Moss on tree trunk 1a.jpg
Lobster Mushroom, Hypomyces lactifluorum 1a.jpg
Lobster Mushroom, Hypomyces lactifluorum 1a.jpg
Mushroom N2a.jpg
Mushroom N2a.jpg
Mushroom P2a.jpg
Mushroom P2a.jpg
Mushroom Q1a.jpg
Mushroom Q1a.jpg
Mycena rosella 1a.jpg
Mycena rosella 1a.jpg
Pleurotus ostreatus Oyster Mushroom 1b.jpg
Pleurotus ostreatus Oyster Mushroom 1b.jpg
Marasmius sp. - Mushrooms on branch AA1a.jpg
Marasmius sp. - Mushrooms on branch AA1a.jpg
Hygrocybe sp. - Waxbill 4a.jpg
Hygrocybe sp. - Waxbill 4a.jpg
Dacrymyces palmatus - Orange jelly fungus 2a.jpg
Dacrymyces palmatus - Orange jelly fungus 2a.jpg