The enchanted woods of the Cathedral Grove rain forest grows abundant in moss covered trees and lush ferns. The Cathedral Grove Rain Forest is situated in the MacMillan Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
The trees of the rain forest are predominately the Douglas fir, along with Western Red cedar and Bigleaf Maple. Some of the trees are very old, as much as 800 years and the circumference of their trunks are as large as 9 meters (about 29.5 feet).
The floor of this enchanted rain forest which is carpeted with ferns is also known for growing red huckleberry, Devil's Club and salal. Several species of birds and mammals live within the park including Owls, woodpeckers, black bear, cougars and elk.
Trout flourish in the rivers and lakes of MacMillan Provincial Park and these fish are is stocked to ensure a steady supply.
The name "Cathedral Grove" was said to originate from the Governor General Viscount Willingdon in April of 1928. In 1929, the Associated Boards of Trade of Vancouver Island petitioned the government to forever preserve the forest.
H.R. MacMillan, a forester and logging industrialist, donated 136 hectares (approx 336 acres) of land that was established as the provincial park.
Moss covered trees, and ferns growing in Cathedral Grove Rain forest, MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 10/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 14mm.
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