I thought I knew where all of the Olsynium douglasii were on Leaning Oaks - but tonight I found a new small group shimmering in the evening sun and swaying seductively in the breeze. Satinflowers are one of the earlier blooming flowers along the edges of the meadows, often showing in March. Douglas' blue-eyed grass is another common name. This member of the iris family just gets into Canada on southern Vancouver Island.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.