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    Field report!! Sarracenia, Pinguicula & Drosera

    So I decided I needed to pick up cave diving, and thus I ended up in Northern Florida. Considering I was already going to be around pitcher plant country, I spent a couple days after my dive classes wandering the swamps. Since I couldn't find anyone else to go hang out in the swamp with me, I decided to go hit up the same places I visited the last time I went on field expedition, mainly Sumatra, Florida in Appalachicola park, the red Drosera filiformis site also in the Florida panhandle, and Splinter Hill Bog in Alabama. I took some videos, because maybe people want to listen to me ramble on Sorry about the smudge in the center of the camera on this Sumatra video. (and I took pics too, of course!)

    Off to Sumatra!






























































    OK, I'll hafta figure out how to stitch these together into a 360..



















    Ok, so off to the red filiformis site? No... flooded hahaha! It's good that their water table is tons higher than last time I was there, because they were a couple feet below how much water they should have had, but really this is a little over kill:



    There is where the dews should be


    other side didn't look better haha




    At least I saw a pretty butterfly

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    Ok, so up to Alabama:




    The main path after the big gate keeping cars out - not too remarkable..


    and then the fun begins!




    I think I found maybe 5ish leuco x purp hybrids - I took pictures of all the ones I found


















    couldn't focus on the ants, but those are ants!












    and I found some dried sphag at the bottom of this tree.. either it hadn't rained in a while, or the water table was a little low






    this was such a huge purp, I put my water bottle down for scale










    this one didn't look like it was gonna make it..


























    just phyllodia in the middle of the field








    me!



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    ..and I found some interesting prints on my way back out..














    So I tried to go to the other Splinter Hill site I was at last time - big mistake. It was dark, squishy/swampy/slippery mud, tons of mosquitos and I think what bit the back of my knees so I couldn't really walk right for a couple days was horse flies, all for going about 20' in. Next time, definitely wear pants, show up at 10am, drench self in 2 kinds of insecticide, and definitely bring a buddy..





    nope.. this is the point at which my legs started to hurt/sting/burn from the bites, I slipped on some mud (but luckily didn't fall) and decided 5pm was not the time to give it a go.

    At least on my way out, I noticed someone had dumped some passionfruit here a while ago, because there were some nice flowers hanging out:






    not sure how long they take to set fruit, but maybe check it out in a few months and you might get a tasty treat?

    Hope you enjoyed the trip as much as I did!!

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    Great pictures! Thank you for the tour. I love seeing these natural sites.

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    Thanks for sharring! Especially love the passion flower pics

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    simply amazing zu....


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    Awesome Pics! I'm in love with S. leucophylla, those pics were gorgeous. If you ever start selling high-quality prints, let me know!
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    Thanks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragoness View Post
    Awesome Pics! I'm in love with S. leucophylla, those pics were gorgeous. If you ever start selling high-quality prints, let me know!
    You know, I bought a Nikon DSLR to try to do that maybe, but I just couldn't get into it. Maybe because I'm more of an olympus/cannon sorta person, and it was a little bit too much to handle at the time. It might be in my future..

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