Friday, October 30, 2009

Natural Heritage

Pictured is an example of gneissic bedrock which have been formed at high pressures and temperatures and segregated into visible bands.

Virginia meadow beauty (Rhexia virginica) regionally rare is an Atlantic coastal plain species. This genus is mostly tropical; however there are about 10 species native to North America.

The Round leaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) found in bogs and wetlands, is a carnivorous plant that obtains it’s nutrition from trapping very small animals or insect life.

On our way back we came across a fairly large fen full of Cotton grass which indicates a limestone or alkaline base.

Tawny cotton grass (Eriphorum virginicum)

This Great Blue Heron was quite elusive therefore this was as close as we were able to approach.

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