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    Hi,

    I drove to a small and somewhat remote lake in the Wallowas based on a 1964 report of that location as a D. anglica site. Sure enough, when I arrived there a bog bordering the lake had a large population of D. anglica in full bloom. As I walked across the mat for the first time, I neared the edge of the bog, where I assumed the lake began. Suddenly, my footing became unsteady and I glimpsed a shear 10 ft. drop at the lake edge. I was standing on a floating sphagnum mat. This was my first trip to a quaking bog.

    There were several acres of bog, and D. anglica was present and almost predominant on most of it. One interesting thing was the large number of dragonflies caught on the plants. I had seen captured damselflies in Barry's pictures, and though these were very present here as well, many of the much larger and stronger dragonflies had also been caught.

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    The thickness of the sphagnum ranged between 30 cm. and 5+ m.








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    beautiful CPs+beautiful camera+beautiful shot+beautiful man [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Only D.anglica discover in here?

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    awsome!
    well, are those sarrs in the third pic?
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    Noah,
    Fantastic photos of a great location. Great job!
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    Quote[/b] ]Suddenly, my footing became unsteady and I glimpsed a shear 10 ft. drop at the lake edge. I was standing on a floating sphagnum mat. This was my first trip to a quaking bog.
    There was a 10ft drop from a quaking bog into the water? (Am I mis-reading this somehow?) Any quaking bog I've been on has been much thinner than that. That's incredible!
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    Great camera work!

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    Awsome pictures! Do you mind if I ask what type of camera you took those amazing pictures with?

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    For some reason I can't see any photos.

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