April 25, 2020

Water hemlock is one of the deadliest poisonous plants in North America. It is important to learn how to identify it visually -- if you mistake water hemlock for a look-alike plant such as water parsnip or sharp-tooth angelica, you can be accidentally poisoned.

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March 8, 2020

When someone mentions evergreens to me, I usually think of conifer trees.  It might be the spire-like subalpine fir I see on the way to Dipper Lake, the bushy lodgepole pine and Douglas fir that carpet much of the park, or even the scattered Ponderosa pine that dot the...

February 19, 2020

The Kimberley Nature Park natural history group met at the campground trailhead Feb. 8 for a hike up Sunflower Hill into the Park’s south end. The theme for this outing was seeing patterns in nature. All of the images in this post were taken by participants – perhaps t...

January 21, 2020

The natural history group of the Kimberley Nature Park Society ventured out on Saturday, January 11 to identify some of the shrubs and trees that are sitting dormant, waiting for the heat and longer days to arrive. The morning arrived with sun, a comfortable temperatur...

December 28, 2019

A small group of natural history buffs met Dec 8 to look for animal tracks in the Kimberley Nature Park, but we found few tracks on the hard ice and crusty snow. With conditions less than ideal for tracking, our focus changed to discovering which plants and shrubs stil...

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