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    John Hummers Home "day trip"

    It took about four hours for me to get there , but I will go again if I'm invited. He took down my e-mail so HOPE HOPE .
    John is a very nice guy.
    On his tour, if any questions got asked, they got answered, it took about 2 hours, which for me went too fast , even though he said it would take about 1 1/2 hours.
    There was a group of 19 + John, and he led the group, at times he would walk back and fourth among the group to answer questions, so I don't feel I missed anything. I wanted to carry a note book because I knew I wouldn't remember the complex names he used for many of his plants. I opted for my camera, and got some really nice photos, but would love to be left alone for a day, so I could have the time to set up my camera, and get some award winning art work.
    Most of my shots I took in a standing position with my camera held down at my waist so I wasn't just shooting down on the tops in every picture.
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    There is a massive growth of sphagnum moss, and ({ laugh here }alondravaria ? that's my best guess, water plant with flytrap like traps, someone correct me please, I didn't have a notebook).
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    To this point in my life, I've not seen any thing to compare to his tremendous bog/pond ,sarricenia collection ,from the beginning to the end , if you stepped off his boarded path you were standing on a carpet if fly traps dews sarricenia, the dews were starting to go dormant, and the flytraps were a little hard to see standing up, things are very naturalized, but if you bent down the floor in some places was a carpet of them.
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    It will take me a little time to load all the pictures, but here are a few nice shots.
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    Here is johns ,Hummers Hammerhead ,named after him .
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    At one point one of the group asked to see the roots on one of the sarrs , and in John went, he spent several minutes in the bog and did a division and replant demo.
    I took a quick shot. and he didnt seem to mind , I wanted to got another , but after a close smell, proving the roots and waters were very fresh with almost no odor, he had a big clump of peat on his nose, so I spared him the second picture.
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    Im sure it could be done , but it would be very difficult to take a picture without a carnivorous plant in it any where around his pond. Can you find the juvenile sarr. here
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    These are some of the nicer pictures , I will load up a few more later, of a few of the more interesting Sarrs. and over all pond shots..
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    Beautiful scenery! What an opportunity!

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    I was coming home from a vacation in SC the day he was having it.
    First time I missed he's Wetland day in about 5 or 6 years.
    I hope to be free next year when he does it again. It's always a spectacular sight to see his bog.


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    Wow what a chance! Looks like a great experience Jimmy And the 'water VFT' is Aldrovanda
    Sounds and looks like you had a blast! Thanks for sharing some pics

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    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!
    Nice opportunity you had, and obviously appreciated.
    Great Photos Jimmy!
    Glad you were able to go, and have such a unique experience.
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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    Whoa, amazing! Can't wait to see more!

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    So... THAT's where all the Aldrovanda is being horded in the USA! I've always wanted some but never had the oportunity to try growing it.

    Very cool - I'd love a tour like that!

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