Tamarack Trail in Spring

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All photos taken on May 27, 2021.

We’ve hiked this before, but always in winter or early spring. What a magical place in the middle of the spring green up.

Tamarack Trail ©

First step in brings wide smiles to our faces,

shady path under clear blue sky, a plus.

Most magical of all forest places,

Tamarack Trail has been waiting for us.

Once bare, grey branches now velvety green,

a marvel of nature, this special tree.

Most unusual sight we’ve ever seen,

deciduous, conifer rarity.

Interlocking tops form high lofty arches,

feeling so tiny amid massive scale.

Whether we call them tamaracks or larches,

we thoroughly enjoy hiking this trail.

This trail forms half of the loop trail around this Nature area.

The trail in leads slowly into the Tamarack Forest.

Tamarack forest slowly turning green.
Temporary cover laid over springy ground until it dries out.
Green grass springing up.
Sunlight filtered through new green leaves.
Deer footprint.

Tamarack forest beauty.

A marshy fen full of frog chorus and surrounded by feathery Tamaracks

Tiny wildflowers in abundance.

Shady green path
Butterflies frolicking about is in the sunlight.
The butterflies finally alight on the ground.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

24 thoughts on “Tamarack Trail in Spring

    1. It is strangely quiet. There are so many tamarack needles on the forest floor, it is like walking on a giant sponge. They also choke out most other plant growth. If there was ever a spark… We can’t wait to see the tamarack trees change to golden colour in fall, before their needles drop. It should be spectacular. Thanks for reading. Hope your weekend is going well. Allan

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    1. We have not seen that yet, but hope to do so this fall. These are such beautiful trees, we wonder why we do not have one in our yard. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend. Allan

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    1. Our weekly walks have given us the chance to really see what this place has to offer. I am always stopping to take a photo of something that catches my eye. Thanks for reading Marion. Allan

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    1. No camping in Bunchberry. It is a protected area run by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Plenty of camping around the area though. I am sure the sites are all full this weekend. Thanks for reading Scott. Allan

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    1. Hi John. You should see it now. It is so green and lush. Who knew so many things grew under the winter snow and early spring drab. Thanks for reading. Hope your weekend is going well. Happy Fathers’ Day. Allan

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  1. Such a beautiful forest trail! Spring in Ireland can be rainy, windy, brutally cold, sunny, and blisteringly hot, but I believe that you don’t have to wait until summer to go hiking. Spring is a great season to explore the trails even if it’s raining because it can be a beautiful sensory experience for the body and soul. The plants look greener. The forest smells amazing. And you are connected to nature 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. It has been a great find during Covid, helping us remain sane. Our weather extremes can be wicked here too, but we do our best to get out for a big hike at least once a week. Hiking in a soft rain or snow can also be pleasant. After all, we are drip dry. Thanks for your thoughts Aiva. Allan

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    1. Agreed. After the initial sighs of spring, then comes the mosquitoes. But, we have bug jackets for that. And perhaps the high temps of the next few days will set them back. Thanks for joining in. Allan

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