I went to my grandma's (who also grows carnivorous plants) in North Carolina. We were planning on visiting CPs in the wild and visiting a few local nurseries. When we arrived at the North Carolina Beach State Park, we were highly disapointed. All of the S. flave were neatly pruned and there was trails around every plant. It looked like a large bog garden with a little bit of grass! The Venus Flytraps were scarce and there were evident signs of digging. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] We were so dissatisfied that we drove all the way to supply, NC. We visited the Fly Trap Farm. On the way home we saw a small wooden sign stating "Green Swamp". As we walked through the entrance it started to rain, so our trip was brief. There was a large pond filled to the brim with some yellow flowering bladderwort. There was S.flava tall as my shoulders. I was in awe. The D. capillaris was so abundant that we stepped on many a plant just to step on the trail. Then I saw purple flowers. I was electrified! P. careulea was everywhere, side by side with towering S. rubra. As I unwillingly continued around the pond I was invaded by hundreds of D. intermedia. They were growing everywhere! In the water, on logs, on trees, and even on rocks. it was amazing!
There was even some D. brevifolia! As we were leaving the swamp, my grandma spotted some white flowers. I told her that they were just sundews, but she still wanted to have a look. When we got over there, I saw that they were NOT sundews, but hundreds of large, red, flowering Venus Flyraps. They were not small and green like the ones at NCBSP, but were robust! This was the highlight of my trip!
After the trip to green swamp, I visited a local nursery. It was JAM PACKED with sarrs. We spend $180 there and drove past Barry Rice's House. It was a blast!
And don't worry, I didn't take any souveniers except for pictures [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]