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    Hope you're having a wonderful vacation, Kirk. Yep, he is a cutey for sure. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I am going to post a few photos. Due to the nature of the bog visit, we were only able to spend a short amount of time takin photos. I will say that I saw some of the largest Sarracenia purpurea plants that I can recall from any of the other bogs. This was most likely due to the fact that they were growing in shaded areas (Sorry, wasn't able to get a photo).


    A few of the West bog area.


    Sarracenia purpurea


    Sarracenia purpurea potted for demonstration. Tour guide told about how the plant trapped insects and a bit about the trapping method. The jar contained the contents of the pitchers. We were told that it was tradition to drink from the jar of pitcher water. We joked that we would do it for $5 but no one showed us the money.


    Sarracenia purpurea growing along side Calopogon pulchellus.

    The bog temperature was only 68°F below the surface of the sphagnum. The surface temperature was 110°F. We got to stick our arms in the bog to feel the cool water.


    Another member of our tour putting her arm in.


    One of the donors for the boardwalk. A very interesting name.

    Well, thats about it. I cannot seem to find my Drosera rotundifolia photo. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    I would have drunk the picture water. It wouldn't have matter much I drank alot more than that tonight. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    This was a great trip. The bog had some wonderful pitcher plants and sundews. My photos of the sundews did not come out right as I wasn't able to get close enough with all the people at the time.

    I do have some good news about getting to the bog at other times of the year. Special permits are available and we should not have a problem getting one. The only catch is that we either have to pay for a boat ride or bring a boat over to get to the island.

    Cranberry bog was created when the area was flooded for the canal system. When the swamp/bog was filled, the youngest portion of the bog floated up or lifted with the water table. The bog is actually attached to the lake bottom, but stretched 7-8 feed with the rize of the water. There is about 46 feet of peat/sphagnum under the bog.



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    Here is a view of the island from our boat.

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    What time were you folks there? I was there for an 11:50 tour but went early and was hanging around from 10:30 on.

    Did you go take a look at the museum or visit Pizza Cottage (Best pizza in central Ohio).

    I have some pics of the D. rotundifolia I will get scanned in and posted.

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    yo yo kids here are some pix i took!!

    first up is a good ol' pic of das pitcher plant..mmmm wild!
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/death66/pics!%20024%20copy.jpg[/img]

    second are some kinda poopie pix of the poor dry Drosera rotundifolia.. WATER ME PLEASE!
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/death66/pics!%20028%20copy.jpg[/img]

    some more DRY-sera..i mean drosera..=P
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/death66/pics!%20029%20copy.jpg[/img]

    o0o0o0 one of the bog orchids...i dunno what kind..but enjoy!
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/death66/pics!%20032%20copy.jpg[/img]

    these where some of the huge S. purpurea that nick mentioned...well i guess u just gots to be there..=D
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/death66/pics!%20051%20copy.jpg[/img]

    thanx nick and brian and MARK (fer tha hook up)!!!!!!! good times
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    I told you Doug, don't thank me, I didn't want to let you go in my place. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] But that's another story.
    I noticed that the pitcher plants have very little purple color. I think I remember hearing Nick say that they grew in the shade. That would explain why.
    Nice pics guys, I widh I could have been there. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

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