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    Some wild S purp and D rotundifolia pics

    Had a spur-of-the-moment bog trip yesterday morning so I thought I'd post some pics.



    The last time I was there about a month ago, a crew was pruning back the plants around the path. Besides the sound of chainsaws and power trimmers ringing out through the bog, the carnage along the path was terrible. There were many, many decapitated sarracenia flowers strewn about amongst the ferns and other plant life. Some of them were cut and then tossed back into the live plants and you can imagine how pissed I was to see an entire uprooted S purp purp laying across the top of a bush. The rhizome was still white and it took everything I had to not take it home and raise it. I found a patch of sphagnum and replanted it but I think it'd have been harder to take that route had the crews not still been there. I'll get in trouble if I remove it, but they can cut them and uproot them??

    Anyway, I was more than a little disappointed yesterday to see that they didn't bother to clean up any of the cuttings



    the dead branches were blocking the sun-starved CPs in this overgrown bog



    Even some of the locals were pissed at this:


    I could not find where I'd planted the uprooted plant. The amount of growth from the non-CPs was amazing-especially in the short amount of time since the last visit.

    But enough of that...on to the main show.

    sarracenia and drosera hanging out together









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    I will be sending some of the pics of the paths to the parks department and complaining about how much it detracted from my visit. The best sarracenia area there was unrecognizable because it has become so overgrown in recent years. I wish they'd do a burn. On a positive note, there was a considerable rise in the amount of sundews that I found this time. Some visits they are near impossible to find but this time they were quite prominent.

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    Very nice, thanks for sharing . I really wish to see CPs in the wild. It's a real shame they had to do all that for the path .
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    Um, did you complain about of careless the crew was and ruined so many plants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    Um, did you complain about of careless the crew was and ruined so many plants!

    I sent an email today with pics attached. Maybe they'll at least use a different landscaping crew...but I doubt it. It is a government agency afterall so I won't expect too much action.

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    I'd say chain yourself to some rotundifolia but I dont think it'd have the same effect as when people did it with the redwoods

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    was this out at the bog in kent? i've been thinking about making my annual trip out there...

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    I didn't know there was a bog in Kent with CPs. My sister goes to Kent. I've lived in Ohio my entire life, and hadn't the slightest clue that there were readily available CP bogs. How do you find them?
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    There is one in Kent that I visited and found nothing. This one is more in Ravenna (at least it is near one of the Ravenna exits off of 76. Maybe it is close enough to Kent to be considered as Kent.

    Davy, I think I just googled Ohio and CPs and bogs etc and checked the maps to see what was close. I hear that this is the best example of a Kettle Bog in the state. It is quite nice, but getting too crowded.

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