Cheam Wetlands are about 20 kilometres east of Chilliwack, British Columbia. It is interesting in that a great landslide once came down Mt. Cheam and formed a huge depression called Cheam Lake. The slide also brought down large quantities of limestone. This limestone, mixed with mud and called "marl", was mined for fertilizer. The area is now a great place for wildlife such as bear, deer, bobcats and birds. Following are some fauna I have seen here over the last 10 years or so. Much appreciation to Carlo Giavanella for identifying the flowers and butterfly.
|Mt. Cheam from Cheam Wetlands|
|Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)|
|Dian didn't know Garter Snakes emit an odor similar to feces when she picked this one up.|
|Canada Goose was on a nest and the picture was taken from the bridge above.|
|Salmon Berry flower.|
|Yellow Flag. A species of Iris introduced and considered a pest.|
|Yellow Pond Lily|
|Western Tiger Swallowtail|
Cheam Wetlands are a great place for a leisurely walk and you never know what might show up.
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