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    What is and what should never be Crissytal's Avatar
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    Green Swamp and Boiling Spring Lakes North Carolina

    On Friday July 17, 2009 I was finally able to visit carnivorous plants in the wild. I went with my father and TF's very own Ozzy. Ozzy is an awesome guide!! We were shown an area in Boiling Spring Lakes as well as Green Swamp. Of course it was rather hot, but not uncommon for this time of the year. The humidity wasn't as bad as it could have been and we had a nice breeze blowing (on occasion). As most of you already know, we got to encounter some of North Carolina's wonderful wild life and even carried a few hundred back with us, chiggers. My father and I still had a great time and hope to go back early next year.

    We encountered a few species of Drosera, Sarracenia, a Pinguicula (two sites, most likely the same species; no flowers present for ID), VFTs, and aquatic Utricularia.

    I've picked out a few pictures from each area. They all can be seen here along with some wild alligators: http://crystalscarnivores.com/gallery.html

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    Thanks for looking,
    Crystal
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    That's a big thumbs up. Seems like you had a good trip.
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    the soil looks really DRY... except for that one pic. was it really as dry as it looked?

    oh yeah, very cool btw! im jealous! at least i get to see darlingtonia here

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    The soil was very sandy in Boiling Spring Lakes. It was much wetter there then in Green Swamp. Green Swamp isn't actually a swamp, it's just the name.
    Where do we go when we just don't know,
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    Darn! I SO wish i had made it. it looks awesome.
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    Very cool trip

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    ahhhhh very nice, beautiful plants

    I'm envious... but you and Ozzie can keep the chiggers

    I feel a BBC/PBS special and coffee table book in the works

    "The Private Life of Carnivorous Plants" by
    Lady Crystal Attenborough and her trusted bush guide Ozzie

    :P

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