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#1 Aidan

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:17 PM

Ponemah Bog

Amherst, New Hampshire

On May 7th, Tracy Collins and I took the opportunity to visit Ponemah Bog.

The 75-acre Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary has been administered by the Audubon Society of New Hampshire since 1979. Featuring a three-acre pond surrounded by a floating Sphagnum mat and encircled by upland oakpine woods. This bog resulted from the last receding glacier, which left a kettle hole pond in the Souhegan River outwash plain.



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Our first view of the area.

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The three-acre pond which is surrounded by a wide, boggy margin.

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On the boardwalk.

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There was plenty of red/orange Sphagnum to be seen and we soon located Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea.

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It was a particularly harsh winter in New England and other than the occasional emerging flower bud, there were no signs of fresh growth.

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We did manage to find one small group of Drosera rotundifolia just emerging from a patch of Sphagnum.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:21 PM

On May 20th we were able to return to Ponemah.

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Drosera intermedia had emerged and were growing in profusion.

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The same group of D. rotundifolia that we had seen on our first visit were now happily catching flies. :)



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:29 PM

Tracy was able to return to Ponemah again on the 10th of June in order to see if the Sarracenia were in flower.

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The plant life around the boardwalk into the bog had now grown considerably.

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Note the antennae... :sarcastic:

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:33 PM

Great times, can't wait for your next visit!!

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:31 PM

this is very nice pictures, thank you

Edited by Inoxy, 20 June 2014 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

Very jealous!!





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