|Copper, I believe what you are doing is cp's only real hope.[/QUOTE]|
umm, yeah, that too! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
It's also hard watching a bog dissapear because it is protected. We have a small 7 acre bog on our property (up here there's really no rules about building in bogs so our house was built on the edge of it) but every year it's slowly dissapearing. We've been here over 10 years and when I think about how small the bog and the lake in the middle of it have gotten.. it breaks my heart. The drosera used to be so thick they looked like a glittering carpet of little red jewels.. now they are being overgrown by shrubs and spruce trees. Worst of all the P. villosa is being pushed out as well. What our bog really needs is a wild fire..
Heh.. try telling your parent you want to set fire to the back yard to improve the environment for CP's... I just don't know why she didn't take it well [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
At least Alaska is still big enough and unpopulated enough that thousands and thousands of acres burn in wild fires every year.. making the habitat better for a wide variety of plants and animals.. but I guess my bog is just out of luck.. unless I get really ambituous with a weed wacker .. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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Talk to your mom about having somebody else come in a burn it. The foresty service, or even you local fire dept. They may do it as a practice burn.
I tried.. but they won't do things like that here because we are outside of the fire district. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] So they are worried because if something happened and the fire got out of control or caught our house nobody would send a fire truck. They would send state troopers to be sure everyone was evacuated.. but that's all..
What's the reason for your bog being overgrown? Is it as a direct result of the house/other human activity, or is it just natural succession? Do you get many natural fires up there, or are they suppressed? Apologies for all the questions, but you are fortunate to live in such a nice part of the world.
Carnivorous plants that are native to the Nordic countrys (Denmark ( including Greenland), Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway)
we have, including with local name, Nor.=Norwegian, Swe.=Swedish, Dan.= Danish, Ice.=Icelandic, Fin:Finish
Utricularia ochroleuca, *Swe:Blekbläddra, Nor:Mellomblærerot , Dan:Kortsporet Blærerod , Fin:Kalvasvesiherne
Utricularia minor Swevärgbläddra, Nor:Småblærerod. Dan:Liden Blærerod, Ice:Blöðrujurt , Fin:Pikkuvesiherne
Pinguicula villosa Swevärgtätört
Nor: Dvergtettegras *Dan:Lådden Vibefedt Fin: Karvayökönlehti
Utricularia intermedia Swe: Dybläddra, Nor:Gytjeblærerod *Dan:Storlæbet Blærerod Fin:
Pinguicula alpina Swe:Fjälltätört Nor: Fjelltettegras *Dan:Alpe-Vibefedt *Fin:Valkoyökönlehti *Ice:Fjallalyfjagras
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea Swe:Flugtrumpet
Drosera rotundifolia Swe:Rundsileshår
Nor:Rundsoldogg *Dan:Rundbladet Soldug *Fin:Pyöreälehtikihokki *Ice:Sóldögg
Drosera intermedia Swe:Småsileshår *Norikesoldogg *Nor:Liden Soldug *Fin:Pikkukihokki
Drosera anglica Swe:Storsileshår *Nor:Smalsoldogg *Dan:Langbladet Soldug *Fin:Pitkälehtikihokki
Utricularia stygia Swe:Sumpbläddra Nor:Sumpblærerot *Dan:Thors Blærerod
Utricularia australis Swe:Sydbläddra
Nor:Vrangblærerot Dan:Slank Blærerod Fin:Lännenvesiherne
Pinguicula vulgaris Swe:Tätört
Nor:Tettegras *Dan:Almindelig Vibefedt *Fin: Siniyökönlehti *Ice:Lyfjagras, Hleypisgras
Utricularia vulgaris Swe:Vattenbläddra *Nor:Storblærerod *Dan:Almindelig Blærerod *Fin:Isovesiherne
I have heard that you can find Sarracenia in southern Sweden and a few places in Denamark, but I'm not sure about this but a swedish website include Sarracenia on the list of plants of plants native to Scandinavia
Giles- It's due to suppression. Alaska has many wildfires every summer and up north they are allowed to rampage for thousands of acres. Down here they can't let them burn because of houses, etc. They have controlled burns in the state parks and such when the habitat starts to stagnate.
We can't do that here [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
I'm pleased to say that our house and our family has had a very limited effect on the bog. I've explained to everyone who lives here about the bog and it's flora and taught them to identify and enjoy them without causing harm..
Yes.. Alaska is beautiful.. I love the country up here and it will be heartbreaking to leave it.. I feel very blessed to have been raised here [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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Just a thought, but some fire departments like to do training in the places they would actually have to put out fires. *While you are outside the fire protection district, they might still be interested in doing a 'training' at your house. *They might also do it as a preventative measure to burn any accumulated 'fuel' and prevent a bad wild fire from getting started there and spreading into their district. The problem I see with this is the damage that could be done driving the equipment in to where they need it to control the burn. If they are made aware of the problems this would cause, they might be able to find ways to minimize their impact. Just a thought
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