Exploring Gabriola: Petroglyphs

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More exploration of Gabriola! This one is pretty neat; super duper old petroglyphs. Petroglyphs are rock carvings made by “prehistoric peoples” (according to Wikipedia), and the pieces in this park were likely carved by the Clayoquot people (they are now known as Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations.) They may be as old as 5000 years!

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The petroglyphs are a little hard to see, but we were told to visit on a day after it has rained because it makes them drawings a bit easier to identify. I took a bunch of pictures (obviously), take a peek!

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The trail leads out of the petroglyph area and into the Wise Woods, past the small species sanctuary.

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^ Baby shrimp mushroom? I’m still waiting for my mushroom book to arrive.

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So beautiful.

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