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    I think Jay and Manny are talking about beginning post, sixth pic down.

    Quote Originally Posted by wakeboarder View Post
    Hi, I'm new to the forum. I don't have any CP's of my own, but I am very interested in conservation of the picosin habitat in which CP's live. A few miles from where I live, the Croatan forest contains pine savannas and picosins which form the natural habitat for these plants in my area. Pine savannas once covered most of the Southeast coastal region and now, less than 3% of this habitat remains. Below is a photo of a typical savanna with longleaf pines and wire grass. This wire grass is highly flammable and CP's rely on fire to burn off competing plants and the best growth of CP's occurs the year after a fire. The U.S. Park Service does control burns on a regular basis to preserve this habitat. The pines are over 100 years old, but due to poor soil conditions they look much younger. Their trunks are blackened from fire, but they tolerate the burns well. There are also wild orchids and rare wildflowers and endangered butterfly's that grow in this environment and they also depend on fire.

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    In the photo below, the pine savanna borders a low picosin or swamp on the left. It is at this border or "ecotone" that most of the CP's grow. In the photo, you can see some pitcher plants (light green plants) in the distance on the left, just at the border of the picosin.

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    Below are photos of some of the plants I have found in this region. Enjoy! Hopefully more photos to come.

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    It's been awhile since I posted anything. I'm continuing to explore the Croatan at least once a week and I'm finding new and beautiful plants!


    Here are some photos I've taken over the past several months in the Croatan.


    Sarracenia purpurea
    Sarracenia purpurea


    Sarracenia purpurea
    Sarracenia purpurea


    Sarracenia flava
    Sarracenia flava


    Sarracenia purpurea
    Sarracenia purpura


    Sarracenia purpurea
    Sarracenia purpurea


    Sarracenia flava
    Sarracenia flava


    Dionaea miscipula bloom
    Dionaea miscipula


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    Sarracenia flava
    Sarracenia flava


    Utricularia inflata
    Utricularia inflata


    Sarracenia flava
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    Dionaea miscipula
    Dionaea miscipula


    Sarracenia flava
    Sarracenia flava


    Sarracenia rubra
    Sarracenia rubra


    Dionaea miscipula
    Dionaea miscipula


    Drosera capilaris, Pinguicula pumila, Dionaea miscipula
    Dionaea muscipula Drosera capilaris, Pinguicula pumila


    Sarracenia purpurea
    Sarracenia purpura


    Pinguicula cerulea
    Pinguicula cerulea
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    excellent photos as always! I especially love that "Drosera capilaris, Pinguicula pumila, Dionaea miscipula" photo! so cool to see them all together like that

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    I've noticed that the Pinguicula pumila and cerulea grow best during the winter out in the Croatan. Winter temps are 40-60 degrees. Sometimes in the 30's. During the summer, they are smaller and not easy to find.

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    This is kind of funny.
    My wife and I decided to go somewhere different for a get away next month. We decided to go to Atlantic Beach, NC.
    Looking at the map I notice a large green park system nearby....... Croatan Forest. I know where I'm going hiking and kayaking...


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    Here's some pics from my visit to a CP site in Croatan:















    Out kayaking in Great Lake:













    Wife and I went bike riding in Croatan and noticed shell fossils laying around:





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    As many times as I've been down there I've never seen that lake. Where were the rubras? The only site that I can think of got plowed over and dried out.

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    Graham I havn't really explored around great lake much, so i wouldn't be surprised if there are a few populations of things around there that we havn't seen yet
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