Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pitcher Plants at Weeks Bay Estuary

 pitcher plants thrive in a bog
where most other plants cannot survive

they have an attractive color, shape and nectar
to lure unsuspecting insects to their interior

once inside the interior the insect cannot escape
and falls to the bottom where it is digested by the pitcher plant

unfortunately most of the pitcher plants
were going dormant for their winter nap

I recommend an image search to see more detailed photos
of these amazingly beautiful pitcher plants

all the pitcher plants must be a sight to see
in full array in the mid summer season

a few other plants were in the bog

a ranger told us they have gained back 25 percent
of a 75 percent loss in the estuary in Weeks Bay
they still have another 50 percent to gain back
apparently the Mississippi estuary is completely dead, sad
one third of the food of mankind comes from the ocean
if the estuaries die we lose that source of food because
the estuaries are the nurseries of the oceans

thanks for reading and
for all your comments


  1. I have a friend who grows pitcher plants and loves "carniverous" plants. He's a bit weird too.

  2. Hi Barbara, thanks, I have always wanted to grow some, maybe one of these days, I'm a bit weird too. lol

  3. People think it's OK to eat hamburger grown in a culture dish. The times they are a changing.

  4. Hi Joanne, thanks, no I don't eat it and I don't even eat beef any longer, haven't for over 20 years, pretty much gave up chicken too, can't afford the organic chickens and the others are tasteless any more. I don't think humans can evolve as fast as plants and animals to survive the fake food.

  5. How amazing to see pitcher plants 'in the wild'.
    Sigh on the estuary front. When will we learn we NEED to take care of this world, if it is to continue to care for us.

  6. Hi Sue, thanks, I was so happy to find out these plants were growing near by, the location is protected and has boardwalks above to view all the wild flowers and plants.


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