Glorious Days of October in the “Backlands”

A few photos from today in the “Backlands”, an area of granitic outcrops and Jack Pines on the Halifax south mainland. The Spryfield fire on April 30/May 1, 2009 burned approximately 800 ha of this highly fire-prone landscape, but not that shown in the photos which are in the vicinity of Williams Lake. The recent rains have partially recharged the wetlands after the long drought but the water level in Williams Lake is still several feet below its more normal level.

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Jack Pine Barrens


Wetland with Royal Ferns still exposed.

“The Gully”

Williams Lake

Photos by JackPine.

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