The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Massachusetts and Vermont in 2006

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Navigating along the margins of the sedge field, we found these bright red fruit: cranberries, one of the few vegetable crops native to North America. (You have probably heard of the other one, called "corn.") I sampled a few, urged by my TNC guides, but decided that while edible, they were not really worth eating. I prefer my cranberry sauce coming out of a can, ideally with perimeter ridges on it.

Far more interesting are the ferny sprigs of vegetation in the water near the bottom of the photograph. This was very exciting, so we found a place to haul the canoes out of the water--a very mucky procedure that immediately resulted in becoming muddy and soaked to the knees.

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©Barry Rice, 2005