Sponsored by the Triad chapterSaturday, May 21, 2005
The Triad Chapter sponsored a trip to the Green Swamp in Southeast NC. The weather was cool for this time of year but spirits were undaunted. Several folks from the Native Orchid Society joined us for the walk.
Parking Lot Briefing
Dave McAdoo gives us the lowdown on the day's activities
Hidden in the Bracken, a Yellow Baptisia greeted us just as we walked into the area.
Dave Leads On
It was unbelievable to see what was hiding in the wiregrass.
John in his night shirt
Looks like John was in a hurry and still had his nite shirt on.
Beside the Road
Even the ditches along the road held treasures.
End of the First Walk
We posed for a human photo-op at the end of the 1st walk. What cooperation!! SCNPS member, Jim Fowler, holds our NCNPS banner. Check out Jim's book Wild Orchids of South Carolina.
Dave, Jim and Alice
Hat on backward, dirty knees. Must be a plant photographer. Leave him alone Alice, David McCann didn't come all the way from Ohio to talk to you!
The stars of the day were the plants:
Copper topped Sarracenia
Pale Rose Pogonias
In a roadside ditch, filled with sphagnum moss
Dave called this the "Mother of all Venus Flytraps"
Red Venus Flytrap
An offspring of "the mother"
Sunbonnets, Chaptalia tomentosa
Thanks to Tom Harville and David McAdoo for the photos!
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