very nice. very nice....SENSORY OVERLOAD!
We were literally *surrounded* by Sarracenia Flava:
Last edited by lizasaur; 07-03-2011 at 07:10 PM.
I'm going to try to narrate this, but it might just turn into me dumping the pics on here millions-of-posts style like last time I got to florida where the esteemed i<3carnivores stayed up for me to drive the 3hours from Jacksonville to Tallahassee literally in the middle of the night because apparently my Tallahassee flight had been canceled and the next one would have lost me a day... there goes $125 I'll never see again . Anyway, so day one was around Sumatra in the Apalachicola forest, day two was also around Sumatra, and day three was at Splinter Hill in Alabama with an excursion to a pond/lake to see some red D.filiformis on the way back. Friday morning we both split nice and early where I went off to NC to spend the afternoon at the aquarium at Cape Fear on Ozzy's suggestions, and then met up with Ozzy for dinner to plan the next day. Saturday, Ozzy brought me around to a bunch of VFT sites that were unfortunately dried up so I think I saw all of 20 live VFTs and I hope the other populations recover next year They desperately need a good couple hurricanes to dump some sorely needed water because even in Florida there were places where it looked like there should be 5" standing water but instead there was solid ground. I tried my best to get surrounding environment shots, companion-animals/cohabitants to the plants, and some surrounding flowers so you can also get a better idea as to the conditions. Like with the cobras, I was surprised as to how very dry it seemed in a lot of these locations in comparison to how I thought these plants grew. Sure, some of them grew in sopping wet peat in ditches by the side of the road, but a lot of them grew where it was downright crispy and I can only assume there was water a few inches down. Oh, and I took a few shots of San Diego airport in the beginning and NC's Wilmington airport too because they were pretty (and sorry as to how blurry the fishy photos are.. they wouldn't hold still )
Here we go!
to be continued..
there were a lot of dried up plants... but at least some of everything will survive. I really hope that Randy was right and that they'll come back from the roots! Also, a HUGE thank you to Randy and Brian of Florida for helping me out to find a bunch of places, and Mike too for some hints. And a HUGE thank you too to Ozzy for leading me around in NC, and for Liz to come up to Tallahassee with me!