Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Revelstoke BC

Houses in Revelstoke
View to the Bridge over the Columbia River, Revelstoke BC

Calochortus eurycarpus (Mariposa Lilly) ( Thanks to Google Search!)
Revelstoke is a small town in the Canadian Rockies on the Trans-Canada Highway, hence a port of call for East-West travellers, for example going from Vancouver to Calgary. We have visited there on many occasions, and will be passing through yet again on our way to Drumheller at the end of May. It is now famous for a great new ski resort, a railway museum ( because railways are the economic mainstay of Revelstoke), and wonderful scenery. A lovely flower called the Mariposa Lilly grows there, and it has just been discovered that the Three-Spotted variety is completely dependent on a single species of wild bee (out of 400 in total) for pollination. This is quite remarkable, just as remarkable as the discovery of 70+ mills in the Bradford region!


Angela Häring-Christen said...

Vielen Dank für diese wunderbaren Bilder.
Liebe Grüsse

cherie said...

You have beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them and visiting my blog

Alan Burnett said...

And the three-spotted variety is even more beautiful than most Bradford mills - with the possible exception of Listers' Manningham Mill.

Michael and Hanne said...

Thanks all for your visit.
Alan, we would love to see photos of the present day re-incarnation of Lister's Mill, please.