The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Florida, 2010

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Getting closer
As any Utricularia fan will tell you, studying this genus is not an armchair sport. You have to get up close. You gotta get wet. And since this was a freshwater environment, I was at home.

There's Randy in the background, dry, laughing and laughing and laughing. Beth is photographing from a kayak. I'm the only one wet. (Actually, Beth joined me shortly.)

A closer view with U. purpurea, too, so you can see what I was looking at. By the way, Randy was recording some of our antics on video--if you want you can view that online!

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Revised: June 2010
©Barry Rice, 2005