Yup, all U.cornuta !
Yup, all U.cornuta !
A bit late to the party in posting these but here are my last bog trips of the season. I visited these locations in late August/early September.
This first trip was in up NH. We visited 3 very distinct and odd habitats that day. The 1st site was a very large typical sphagnum bog managed by the state, right on the side of major road. The site is well known to locals as a blueberry picking mecca.
Sphagnum as far as the eye can see.
Much of the bog was covered in these small, glistening spider webs.
These light patches you're seeing are actually the seed pods of U.cornuta.
This site boasts an impressive amount of Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea.
We found very few Drosera rotundifolia here.
Drosera intermedia was in abundance around the wetter areas.
Also found a Smooth Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis) here, a species that I have not seen in a very long time.
A Woodcock (Scolopax minor) on the boardwalk.
And a Hawk Moth caterpillar complete with the pupae of it's parasites !
The 2nd site we visited was very odd. It was a swampy, grassy pond margin. The plants were growing in and among long grass and on tiny, muddy islands of decomposed grass and other organic material.
There was also a healthy population of Eastern Spotted Newts ( Notophthalmus viridescens) here.
The 3rd site we visited that day was by far he strangest. It was a very active beach and boat launch on the shore of a lake. There were D.rotundifolia growing here from the edge of the water, all the way up onto people's lawns, getting stomped on and mowed regularly !
Really nice photos and spectacular plants! I like the inclusion of the herps. The green snake is lovely.
A cold one that is not cold is scarcely a one at all. - SB
All those purps are beautiful, great pictures!
~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~
Thanks, the plants were indeed stunning at all of these locations. I always like to add any herps and other interesting wildlife I find on my forays. Keeps it interesting I think.
Fantastic! Thank you for sharing the photos!