Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"PITCHER PLANT" - Day 26 of 30 Day Challenge

It was so exciting to see the "Candy Striped" light house at West Quoddy but then the hike in to the Arctic Bog was even more amazing. Hiking in it seems normal, trees, moss, rocks, the usual. Then you happen upon a clearing and a total different world.  These neat little Pitcher plants were everywhere! Some new growth & others brown and old, dying, dried up. These Pitcher Plants are carnivorous! Like all carnivorous plants, they grow in locations where the soil is too poor in minerals and/or too acidic for most plants to survive. I think I 'd like a Pitcher Plant garden, they are just so neat with great color! 
It's been hard keeping this painting challenge geared about Maine. If you get a change to visit Lubec, ME. .....it's worth the trek to the Arctic Bog to see this really neat wonder!

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This is a 5" x 7" Watercolor on 300lbCP Kilimanjaro paper
there is a great 1 mile hike to a unique coastal plateau bog. In this bog, you will notice sub-arctic and arctic plants that rarely seen this far south, like black crowberry, baked appleberry and Labrador tea, along with carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and sundew. - See more at: http://www.goeastport.com/plan-a-trip-to-west-quoddy-head-lighthouse-state-park/#sthash.nfdAqytr.dpuf
there is a great 1 mile hike to a unique coastal plateau bog. In this bog, you will notice sub-arctic and arctic plants that rarely seen this far south, like black crowberry, baked appleberry and Labrador tea, along with carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and sundew. - See more at: http://www.goeastport.com/plan-a-trip-to-west-quoddy-head-lighthouse-state-park/#sthash.nfdAqytr.dpuf
there is a great 1 mile hike to a unique coastal plateau bog. In this bog, you will notice sub-arctic and arctic plants that rarely seen this far south, like black crowberry, baked appleberry and Labrador tea, along with carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and sundew. - See more at: http://www.goeastport.com/plan-a-trip-to-west-quoddy-head-lighthouse-state-park/#sthash.nfdAqytr.dpuf