Wednesday, July 22, 2015

On the botany trail of Mohawk State Forest

This time of the year you will find great opportunities to see rare and handsome plants at Mohawk State Forest.

I visited the area with my Great Gran Children about two weeks ago. We went to the Black Spruce Bog which is located across from the Forest Office.

There is always a lot to admire in such a place. Bogs have a charm of their own. They are acid enough to provide the visitor with special plants, and if you
Russula emetica
Amanita muscaria
Pitcher Plan
would happen to fall on one, you would be preserved for years to come, just like on those bogs in Ireland. Do not fall!

I found two special sets of plants. In the area of Carnivorous Plants, here we see The Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) and the Sundew (Drosera spp.), and in the area of Fungi I found the infamous Amanita muscaria and Russula emetica, both poisonous but charming.

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