Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pitcher Plant Bog

My honey and I took a quick weekend trip down to southern Alabama this past weekend and while there visited the Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog.

It was my first experience in a bog and my first time to see a pitcher plant.     I didn’t have my camera with me so I took these pictures with my phone.    If you click on them, they will enlarge.

bogsign2

I discovered when reading the sign that bogs are becoming an endangered habitat and that pitcher plants are carnivorous.

bogsign

Right behind the entrance sign is a boardwalk that  winds throughout the bog.

bog1

This picture does not capture the true beauty of the pitcher plants.

bog2

These pitcher plants are more colorful than the ones in the picture right above.

Blazing star

The purple plant in the center of the picture is a blazing star.

ferns

Lush ferns surrounded the boardwalk.

snake

Thankfully I didn’t see any of these while in the bog.    I am deathly afraid of snakes and have always said I could probably win the Olympics if there was a snake behind me.

Thank you for visiting and accompanying me on my journey through the pitcher plant bog.

Take care,

Marlee

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8 comments:

LV said...

Enjoyed my visit with you in the bog. I definitely would not want to be around if there were snakes

Bethe77 said...

Snakes make my skin crawl.
But I love all the beauty that is here at this trail rich in Gods creation. Looks like it would be lovely to visit. I think when I know no snakes are around!
Beautiful photos.
Blessings

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous work!! Happy Wednesday!!

g.suzie said...

Oh my, I was oohing and aaawing at the beautiful
plants!
Then the 'snake' popped up and I freaked out just
a little. I am a 'snake phob'!
Looks like an interesting place and your pics were
great.
Sue

Designing Lady Jane said...

How fascinating! I didn't realize that pitcher plants grow in such abundant groupings. It must have really been a sight to see.

It was interesting to see the sign about the cottonmouth. I grew up in southern Missouri, and cottonmouths were one of the poisonous snakes we were warned to stay on the watch for. You don't hear of them much outside of the South, tho, so I was starting to think maybe I had remembered them incorrectly.

Michelle said...

A very informative post ;) I would NOT want to meet one of those snakes .....

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How funny is this...I live here and I have never been there...looks like I might need to make some time to check it out.

Blessings,
Linda

Light and Voices said...

I enjoyed the cyber tour of that bog. I haven't ever seen pitcher plants before. Pitcher Plants are sooooo lovely. I could do without the cotton mouth snakes though. Eeek!
Joyce M