Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Cranberry Bog

Cranberries grow on insignicantly small looking plants. Last year was a bumper crop. This year, almost nothing.

Leatherleaf is the predominant low bush on a sphagnum bog.

Pitcher plants. A sphagnum bog is acidic with very low nutrients. Plants like these capture flies for food.

Even though we didn't get any cranberries, the subdued beauty of the bog always makes it worth the trip.

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