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    Meadowview Internship 2011

    I am one of the fortunate interns at Meadowview this summer. I could not have asked for a better opportunity to present itself to me by a long shot. I am a Studio Art major, but carnivorous plants and their conservation are a huge passion of mine. My background does provide some huge benefits, such as presenting what we are doing to the public, which is what this thread is about. I will be updating this as frequently as possible with photos, news, events, and happenings. We have a lot to do this summer, so we're starting at full speed. Enough of the talk for now, here are some photos taken with my new Olympus E-5 and incredible macro lens.

    Utricularia inflata or radiata

    Utricularia by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia flowers

    Sarr flower by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Flava Flower by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. flava

    S. flava by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. flava by Wire Man, on Flickr

    D. filiformis

    Drosera filiformis by Wire Man, on Flickr

    More flowers

    Pretty Pink Sarr by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarr Flowers by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia "Red Rocket"

    Sarracenia "Red Rocket" by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Some more artistic shots

    Pitcher Plant by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Field of Flava by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia flowers by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sunlight Breaks by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. flava cultivar by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. flava top. by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia flowers by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia purpurea hybrid by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia flower by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Drosera capillaris

    Drosera capillaris by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Drosera capillaris by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Drosera brevifolia

    Drosera capillaris by Wire Man, on Flickr

    We are currently filling orders, preparing for a major repotting operation, cleaning the greenhouse, refurbishing the cage, cataloging historic, extant, extinct, and unknown Sarracenia ranges for Stewart McPherson, and preparing for a controlled burn behind Meadowview. All of this while avoiding a nasty bite from our resident water snake. More photos this weekend of the team in action, so keep an eye on this thread.

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    those are some very nice photos. nice to hear you are enjoying your internship (wish i could have said the same about mine years back )

    which pitcher plant does the pink flower come from?
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    Good on ya! I hope you're having a good time.

    I unfortunately had to tell Phil I would have to try again next year as I need the money from my regular summer job. Albeit, I seem to still be on the mailing list for the conservation assessments for Stew.

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    Wow, that is awesome! When I'm older, I am definately interning.
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    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Wow! Haha, internship looks interesting. The photos are really amazing, the composition is really great in all of them!

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    I believe the pink flowers belong to the hybrid Sarracenia alabamensis ssp. wherryi x Sarracenia alata or Sarracenia minor x S. rubra ssp. wherryi. EIther way, they're amazing plants! I'll ask Phil tomorrow. We're looking to put "Red Rocket" back in the catalog soon. It's a slow grower, but looks amazing! I'm trying to get N. clipeata in the greenhouse to help with conservation efforts. We're building a highlands growhouse soon that will hold a lot of potential.

    I found a hatchling northern water snake inside of a dead pitcher leaf today! The little guy tried biting twice when I attempted to move it. It missed both times because it was so young. I kinda like the tenacity of the little guy. I'll try to upload more photos tonight.

    We wish you could join us, Kyle. It's quite the experience.
    Last edited by Wire Man; 05-20-2011 at 06:38 PM.

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    Our Nepenthes "Red Dragon" just opened a new pitcher today! We think it's maxed out the pitcher size, but with 2-3 new ones growing it's going to be a beast of a plant.

    We began some test burns today with the blow torch. The red maples won't stand a chance! More pics will come soon.

    ---------- Post added 05-25-2011 at 01:32 AM ---------- Previous post was 05-24-2011 at 11:56 PM ----------

    More Meadowview photos!!!

    Dr. Sheridan processing the first order of the season.

    Repotting by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. copelandii

    Nepenthes copelandii by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. "Red Dragon". This plant has been feasting on a ant colony. They attempted to build the new expansion on the peristome and lid. There were many casualties.

    Nepenthes "Red Dragon" by Wire Man, on Flickr
    New pitcher, which just opened today.

    Nepenthes "Red Dragon" by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. alata

    Nepenthes alata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. truncata

    Nepenthes truncata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. maxima. This one has ruffled leaves.

    Nepenthes maxima by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. ventricosa

    Nepenthes ventricosa by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Onto some more Sarrs

    Red Rocket by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Inner structure of a psittacina

    Inner Structure by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. purpurea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. rosea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia "Tomahawk" by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Hybrid by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Mmmm, Sphagnum by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia Lid by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Pitcher Flower by Wire Man, on Flickr

    I found a pair of newts mating in the cage. Hopefully we'll have lots of little babies soon.

    Mating Newts by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Mating Newts by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Coppertop by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Coppertop by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Akai Ryu!!!

    Akai Ryu by Wire Man, on Flickr

    A tiny dragonfly with very bold colors.

    Dragonfly by Wire Man, on Flickr

    One of our treasures. This is the S. purpurea from Caroline county, VA. CHeck out how dramatic that lid is!

    Caroline County Purple Pitcher Plant by Wire Man, on Flickr

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    The resident northern water snake that almost bit Phil on day 2. We found a baby inside of a dead pitcher leaf last week.

    Leopard Frog by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Pitcher flower by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia hybrid by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. psittacina again.

    psittacina by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Central VA Purpurea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    New leaf.

    Central Virginia S. Purpurea by Wire Man, on Flickr

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