The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Splinter Hill Bog, Alabama, 2010

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A new area
The day was getting on, so I led Beth to a different part of Splinter Hill that Keith and Brian had shown me earlier.

Instead of being a uniform field of Sarracenia, the distribution of pitcher plants was more patchy. This had the effect of drawing attention to each individual plant, so you could really compare one plant to another.

Here's Beth, resting before beginning another blast of photography. Between her and her tripod are the telltale orange caps of water bottles. It is folly to go into the field without water---you'll simply die of dehydration.

That's a cool plant in the left-foreground---let's take a closer look at it...

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