Historical and contemporary aspects of my beautiful island home. The landscape, the flora and fauna and my family will be among the treasures found in in these pages.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
High Noon on the Witless Bay Barrens
Most of the Avalon peninsula is tundra, known locally as barrens, and is home to flocks of ptarmigan and the most southerly herd of woodland caribou in the world. The land is characterized by bogs and windswept hills and is populated by stunted trees such as tamarack, and waist high dense clumps of balsam fir and spruce known as tuckamore.