The species given in these lists can all be seen in the core area of the bog or in the immediate surrounding area. If you find any other species please let us know - the lists are probably incomplete.

Some of the species found here are quite uncommon. As an aid, the relative abundances in the VNHS bird list for the Vancouver area are given,

Species

Abundance

(Symbols Used:

Great Blue Heron

cR

a=abundant

Mallard

cS,aW

c=common

Turkey Vulture

raS,uF, caW

fc=fairly common

Bald Eagle

uS, fcW

u=unusual

Sharp-Shinned Hawk

raS, uW

ra=rare

Cooper's Hawk

uR

ca=casual

Merlin

caS,uW

acc=accidental

Peregrine Falcon

raS, uW

R=resident

Barred Owl

raR

W=Winter

Black Swift

fcS

Sp=Spring

Anna's Hummingbird

raS, uW

S=Summer

Rufous Hummingbird

fcS, cSp

F=Fall

Belted Kingfisher

uR

T=Transient Sp & F)

Red-breasted Sapsucker

uR

Downy Woodpecker

fcR

Hairy Woodpecker

uR

Northern Flicker

fcR

Pileated Woodpecker

uR

Olive-sided Flycatcher

fcS

Pacific-Slope Flycatcher

uS, fcT

Willow Flycatcher

fcS

Hammond's Flycatcher

fcS

Tree Swallow

cS, caW

Violet-Green Swallow

cS, aSp

Barn Swallow

aS, caW

Steller's Jay

fcR

Northwestern Crow

aR

Common Raven

fcR

Black-capped Chickadee

aR

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

aR

Bushtit

cR

Red-breasted Nuthatch

uR

Brown Creeper

uR

Bewick's Wren

cR

Winter Wren

cR

Golden-crowned Kinglet

aR

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

raS, cT, fcW

Swainson's Thrush

aS,caW

Hermit Thrush

fcS,raW

American Robin

aS,cW

Varied Thrush

fcS,cW

Cedar Waxwing

cS, uW

European Starling

aR

Hutton's Vireo

uR

Cassin's Vireo

fcs

Warbling Vireo

fcS

Chestnut-sided Warbler

acc

Orange-crowned Warbler

cS, caW

Yellow Warbler

cS

Yellow-rumped Warbler

uS, aT, uW

This is the species list for the core area.

True Bog Species

Sundew

Drosera rotundifolia

Cotton Grass

Eriophorum angustifolium

Bog Laurel

Kalmia microphylla ssp. occidentalis

Bog Cranberry

Oxycoccus palustris

(also called Vaccinium oxycoccus)

Lodgepole Pine

Pinus contorta

Labrador Tea

Ledum groenlandicum

(also called Rhododendron groenlandicum)

White Beaked Rush

Rhynchospora alba

Cloudberry

Rubus chamaemorus

Arctic Starflower

Trientalis arctica

Velvet-Leaved Blueberry

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Oval-leaved Blueberry

Vaccinium ovalifolium

Bog Blueberry

Vaccinium uliginosum

Sphagnum Mosses

Sphagnum capillifolium

Sphagnum cuspidatum

Sphagnum fimbriatum

Sphagnum fuscum

Sphagnum girgensohnii

Sphagnum henryense

Sphagnum magellanicum

Sphagnum mendocinum

Sphagnum pacificum

Sphagnum palustre

Sphagnum papillosum

Sphagnum rubiginosum

Sphagnum squarosum

Other Species

Broad-Leaf Maple

Acer macrophyllum

Serviceberry

Amelanchier canadensis

(not the native species)

Paper Birch

Betula papyrifera

European Weeping Birch

Betula pendula

Oak Fern

Gymnocarpium dryopteris

Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina

Deer Fern

Blechnum spicant

Grey Sedge

Carex canescens

Bunchberry

Cornus canadensis

Three-way Sedge

Dulichium arundinaceum

Creeping Spike Rush

Eleocharis palustris

Fireweed

Epilobium angustifolium

Purple-leaved Willowherb

Epilobium ciliatum

Salal

Gaultheria shallon

Hairy Cats Ear

Hypochaeris radicata

Tapered Rush

 Juncus acuminatus

Common Rush

Juncus effusus

Running Clubmoss

Lycopodium clavatum

Ground Pine

Lycopodium dendroideum

Skunk Cabbage

Lysichiton americanum

Tufted Loosestrife

Lysimachia thyrsiflora

False Lily-of-the-Valley

Maiathemum dilatatum

Pacific Crab Apple

Malus fusca

Common Mint

Mentha spicata

False Azalea

Menziesia ferruginea

Yellow Pond Lily

Nuphar polysepalum

Swordfern

Polystichum munitum

Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Bracken

Pteridium aquilinum

English Oak

Quercus robur

Cascara

Rhamnus purshiana

Salmonberry

Rubus spectabilis

Evergreen Blackberry

Rubus laciniatus

Trailing Blackberry

Rubus ursinus

Red Elderberry

Sambucus racemosa

Highbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum