What an amazing experience, walking on an 8000-year-old lake covered with a thick carpet of moss, seeing native CPs in the wild...
I'm not even going to bother posting every photo, it would take me ages. Instead, here are only a few of them. This SLIDESHOW contains the entire set of photos I took.
A 30 minute walk on a dirt road to the bog site
In the woodland (between the dirt road and the bog site)
I spotted this near the bog entrance, but not in the bog. First CP.
Entering the bog...
Upon entry of the bog: I thought we would encounter solid ground, but no - the whole lake was covered in moss. You could literally jump on it like a trampoline, hehe.
A view of the bog, the entire thing was flat - almost no trees, so that the plants got maximum sunlight.
Different moss species make for a cool array of colors
Now this is what I call purple pitcher, either that or the contrast with the moss is cool :P
Seedling, the moss was pulled away for the photo of how much it had overgrown the plant.
A bunch of cool flowers
Help! I'm drowning!
Some haven't even bloomed yet! Talk about late to the party.
A giant rotundifolia, puts my specimens to shame (well, so did every plant at the site, but...)
Nice sized clump, w/ my boot for measure
Lone flower :P (tiny red dot in the middle of the photo)
Here's what walking in it looked like (Click to see the video)
*Disclaimer: We didn't poach any plants from the site. The ones that were dug out (like S. purpurea seedlings and a D. rotundifolia) were to display the size of the plants, and were then placed back into the moss. The S. purpurea seedlings that were severely etiolated due to moss overgrowth were replanted with the rhizome much higher up, to give them a fighting chance.*