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