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.
I discovered when reading the sign that bogs are becoming an endangered habitat and that pitcher plants are carnivorous.
Right behind the entrance sign is a boardwalk that winds throughout the bog.
This picture does not capture the true beauty of the pitcher plants.
These pitcher plants are more colorful than the ones in the picture right above.
The purple plant in the center of the picture is a blazing star.
Lush ferns surrounded the boardwalk.
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.
I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer.