Today we took Dad to hike on some of the trails that we hiked plus a few more. I think we hiked 4-5 trails.
We showed Dad all the pretty flowers on the Bog Trail. Pitcher plants and sundew were our favorites. Also, the yellow bog flowers.
We showed Dad all the sugar maple trees on Lone Shieling.
We even found some cool fungus and dead trees we missed last time.
Then we hiked Benji’s Lake. It was a fun trail through the woods to a freshwater pond. We sat for a while and looked into the water and around the pond. It was very peaceful. Except us kids were bickering and talking loudly and being generally disagreeable.
We ended the evening with two campground programs. The first was a Discovery Program were we learned about the animals of the park.
The last program was called Bringing Back the Boreal. It was all about the changing forest and how they are trying to help return the boreal (northern) forest trees like spruce and fir. The moose population, with no natural predators, went unchecked during a redevelopment time in the forest and have started to turn the forest into grasslands. They are working now to reduce moose herds, plant more trees and help recover the forest.