Cathy Coot and the Young Naturalists' taking a break from hiking to explore and ant hill in the Alex Fraser Research Forest.

Cathy Coot and the Young Naturalists' taking a break from hiking to explore and ant hill in the Alex Fraser Research Forest.

Young Naturalists visit research forest

The Williams Lake Young Naturalists' Club had another fantastic trip this month visiting the Alex Fraser Research Forest near Williams Lake.

Julianne Trelenberg

Special to the Tribune

The Williams Lake Young Naturalists’ Club had another fantastic trip this month.

We visited the Alex Fraser Research Forest with Cathy Coot.

We hiked up to the top of a bluff exploring along the way. We saw many neat things, different types of insects and where they live, beautiful flowers, edible plants, evidence of forest fires past, we learned how to age a tree, and la piece de resistance we saw a skunk wandering around below.

At the top of the bluff we had an amazing view of the valley. While we were resting and enjoying the view we were treated to a spectacular show by a turkey vulture. There were so many curious minds, and so many neat things to see and hear.

Our next trip will be a voyageur canoe trip on Rose lake at the end of July.

 

The Young Naturalists’ Club is a club whose goal is to get youth outside and participating in nature.