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Appalachian Excursion in 2007!

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A rough history:
This site was significantly more dry than the previous, and the water flowing down the bald was mostly percolating through the grasses and other vegetation. But you might be able to see the characteristic reddish pitchers in the grassy clearing at the right of this image.

Jim told me that at one point, this was probably the finest example of Sarracenia jonesii in the world, but that the site had attracted the attention of feral hogs. Rooting and digging, the non-native hogs caused extensive damage. Managers for the site put down a kind of large-mesh wire mat that repel the hogs, and you can see in this image that the mesh isn't at all obvious. An unfortunate step, but one that is necessary as long as feral hogs patrol the area.

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Revised: February 2008
©Barry Rice, 2005