Bullmoose Marshes Hike

A group of 18 early birds gathered to take an early morning walk the trails through the Bullmoose Marshes Interpretive Area, which was constructed by the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society in 2003. Led by Dr. Charles Helm, this excursion was the second event for Be A Tourist in Your Own Town Week and the first for our contribution to the UN?s Wonder of Water calendar in 2004. As the sun burned off what threatened to be a wet, grey backdrop for the day, the permanence of spring finally became evident and those that had gathered set off in high spirits. Participants were treated to the flights, sights and sounds of a variety of species including Cedar Waxwing, Wilson?s Snipe, Red-Winged Blackbird, Bufflehead, Blue-Winged Teal, Mallard, Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher and American Robin. With the use of binoculars, spotting scopes and Dr. Helm?s renditions of various birdcalls, everyone was treated to a truly educational experience, capturing a fascinating glimpse of a world that often eludes us. For those that are interested in visiting this serene and prolific area, the Bullmoose Marshes are situated beside highway 29, 24 km from Tumbler Ridge. Brochures can be obtained at the Sora trailhead or downloaded from www.pris.bc.ca/wnms/bullmarsh.pdf.