The wildflowers at the Mt. Tzouhalem Ecological Reserve have certainly peaked at this time. While a few species have pretty much gone; shooting stars and fawn lilies, many of the others are at or near their prime. The balsamroot flowers are beautiful at this stage although may only be that way for a few days if the good weather continues. The common camas and death camas are both blooming strongly and should be even better next week! While there are a few chocolate lilies in the area they are close to the end of their blooming season. Carpets of buttercup and spring blush and sea foam are mixed in with the camas lilies.
The spectacular Garry oak trees are looking great with their new leaves beginning to open. If you haven’t had a chance to visit this prime Cowichan wildflower meadow this is likely your best opportunity to see it at its’ finest.