Chapters

The Green Swamp and Boiling Spring Lakes

Saturday, August 14, 2010

a walk through the longleaf pine savanna and pocosin of the Green Swamp followed by a walk around Boiling Spring Lakes




this long-horned flower beetle has some appetite!






the thick leaves are fuzzy on the underside



can you spot the green lynx spider in this photo?




and hiding underneath are venus flytraps!


basal leaves


this evergreen shrub, Ilex glabra, is very abundant in the Green Swamp










note persistent flower bracts; leaves of the main node appear to be whorled




what a sharp transition! reflective of a change in the underlying soil composition





close-up of the flower head




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on that note I’ll leave you until next time…THANK YOU to David McAdoo for being our fearless leader through the Green Swamp and Boiling Spring Lakes and introducing us to the beautiful native orchids of Brunswick County!

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