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    Croatan Forest

    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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    very very lucky guy. i think i would frequently visit these sites to take awesome photos if I lived that close. thanks for sharing!
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    Welcome to the forums!
    Amazing pictures, so great to see such diversity in the forest! I think every one here will agree it needs to be preserved.

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    Nice first post! Very nice plants and savannah. I always like seeing wild flytraps.

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    Wow, amazing pics, check out the pics i took at croatan early in the spring, I would love to see that site you went to(if you can send me a pm please):

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ccamaw-NC-area!

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    Welcome to Terraforums! I frequent croatan at least a few times a year to take photos of all the plants i can find. I was thinking about going this coming weekend. shoot me a pm and maybe we can meet up.
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    Wow, great pics !!! and welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmcnair View Post
    Welcome to Terraforums! I frequent croatan at least a few times a year to take photos of all the plants i can find. I was thinking about going this coming weekend. shoot me a pm and maybe we can meet up.
    I was just telling him about you.

    He send me a pm hours ago.

    I will text you tomorrow, we can probably meet tomorrow so you can take the drosera cuttings for your project.
    Bye!

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