The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

North and South Carolina low country, 2007

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An island:
Let me explain the nature of The Green Swamp, for those who have never been there. The trail I was on led me through pine woods, such as you see here. This area is burned regularly, as you can see from the scorched vegetation. These burns keep the habitat open, sunny, and ideal for carnivorous plants.

It is very easy to walk through these large, open areas, which are referred to as "islands." In fact, looking at this photograph you might conclude that stories of the impassable nature of The Green Swamp are all exaggeration and legend.

As I walked along the path, I found the occasional orchid, carnivorous plant, and other marvels of the natural world. Here, for example, is a Sarracenia purpurea recovering from a burn.

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Revised: February 2008
©Barry Rice, 2005