Wild Daffodils on the Point in BC

Wild Daffodils on the Point, originally uploaded by Photocat62.

Location: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Date: April 1, 2013
Copyright and comment: Photocat62

I took the photo on April 1st at Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park. It’s located on the Southern end of Salt Spring Island. Salt Spring is the largest of the Gulf Islands located between Victoria and Vancouver on British Columbia’s west coast. The place where the daffodils are is a beautiful little point at the end of a 20 minute walk through the forest. At one time, there could have been a house on the point but there isn’t much evidence of anything there today. The Burgoyne Valley was settled around 1860 but luckily there hasn’t been much development over the years. BC’s first nations people lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of the white man. There does seem to be evidence of shell middens near where the daffodils are. The soil there is also very dark and rich compared to the rest of the surrounding area. So today the daffodils are just growing wild on the point. It looks like there were at least several hundred! I was lucky to get photos of the flowers as it’s hard to plan a trip to the park and then get there when the daffodils are perfectly in bloom. So Monday April 1 was my luck day!

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