It has taken me forever to process these photos and get them uploaded. Then I got busy with umpteen other pressing issues. But I thought while I was uploading some pics for the auction, I'd take this chance to finally post some of the photos I took when I got a tour by Ozzy of the Green Swamp back around the end of January. Not the best time of year to go CP hunting, but it didn't matter...I had a blast! I saw tons of plants, it was absolutely beautiful, not terribly cold and is worth the trip down in any season.
Since Ozzy is offering another Swamp tour in the NASC auction, I thought these photos might encourage people to take or MAKE the opportunity to go. I can't begin to tell you how amazing it was. You don't even need to be a CP lover. If you just like tromping around outdoors, you'll love it. I won't post ALL my photos, but you'll get the idea. The photos are not all from the same location. We went to many different areas.
And sooo...a-CP-hunting we did go!!
This is one of the roads going in to the Green Swamp...and its wildy beautiful everywhere you look!
We get out of the car and wooops! What's that? Purps!
A pine savannah--there is lots of stuff hiding in these grasses! One minute you are on on firm ground, the next your foot has sunk down in water. Spaghnum is all over. Sarracenia are tucked here and there and sundews too.
Speaking of sphagnum...there's lots of green and....there's stunning red!
Ooooh...found a hybrid!
Look at that color wouldya! Stunning!
And let's not forget those 'dews! Again, beautiful color for the roundandstickiums nestled in near-white sand. In some places you had to be very careful where you put your foot...or you'd step on a sundew. Yeah, those things you normally only see in a POT.
The landscape is beautiful. The footing is watery to boggy soggy. I believe this area was outside of Green Swamp boundaries. It was a corner lot at an intersection. We did find Sarracenia here.
Ozzy and my friend Stephanie hunting for VFTS. Ozzy said there used to be lots of them. But we couldn't find any. What we did find were some holes.... Very sad to see.
More pics coming....in next post....