The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Splinter Hill Bog, Alabama, 2010

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As Brian and I photographed, Beth looked at birds (especially enjoying views of a mated pair of Bachman's sparrows), while Keith ranged around like a hunting dog. He found a few orchids: Pogonia ophioglossoides and a species of Calopogon, possibly C. tuberosa or C. pallida.

I casually mentioned to Keith how much I loved Cleistes. I am particularly fond of it because Cleistes divaricata was the first orchid I ever saw in the southeast, on my first-ever bog trip so many years previously.

BLAM, as if by magic, Keith conjured one for me that instant---a lovely Cleistes bifaria right behind me!

Here it is with a vertical composition.

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