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    Wild flowering drosera + unexpected danger!

    I took a trip out to the bog today. Wanted to see how the dews were doing and collect some fresh LFS. Snapped a few pics along the way as usual. Enjoy!



    I love the ferns out here..







    Was pretty easy to find the dews with all the little white flowers everywhere.



























    So.. throughout the bog I kept seeing these large areas where everything was flattened and dead. At first I just thought it was a deer bed, which is pretty common in the area. There were about a dozen of them all around me. Some were quite large, others were only the size of a diningroom table. It wasn't until I trudged out of knee high brush straight into a 10ft. clearing that I realized what these "beds" actually were. Underground colonies of giant yellow jackets!! It was then I realized the true danger I was in. These colonies were HUGE.. and all around me. It was 95*F with 95% humidity.. but it wasn't until now that I began to pour sweat. Luckily I escaped safe and sound.. Moving extremely slowly, and carefully, I high tailed it out of there. I'll check back once more in the fall.. but other than that I'll leave them be.

    A medium sized hive I accidentally stumbled upon..







    And a smaller hive only 20 ft. away



    After the encounter I decided to take a walk through the woods rather than cutting through the bog as usual. Here's what I found.. along with a QUAD-ZILLION mosquitoes.







    .. Continued.

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    OMG That's so scary! Glad you're ok.
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    Yikes!

    Looks like a bunch of intermedia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    Yikes!

    Looks like a bunch of intermedia?
    Mostly, yeah.. but there were some D. rotundifolia here and there.

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    Very nice account, and -- having been stung by multiple wasps at the same time -- congratulations for getting out of the muck unscathed . . .
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    That one huge hive, and a lot of poison ivy!

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    Thanks David. Normally I would say there was nothing to it.. but this challenge was nothing short of a miracle to overcome.

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