The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Florida, 2010

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This plant occurred in many patches throughout this site. In many places, the plants were floating in the water, loosely grouped with the floating muck, barely maintaining buoyancy.

Randy said that the last time he had visited, there weren't so many big floating colonies, but that more of the plants were attached to the shore. It is interesting to ponder how this community must be dynamic, and how the plants may change their distribution after each major storm.

Do not think these are easy shots to take. You cannot just set up a tripod and wing off a few shots. Many of these plants are growing in a slime layer, floating on water so deep I could not find the bottom with my tripod. Often you have to shoot with your tripod balanced improbably on floating logs, parts of your kayak, and on rafts of free-floating goo.

Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.

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Revised: June 2010
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