Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bouche Rd. beaver pond

Something I have been wanting to  do for some time is put the canoe into the beaver pond on the Bouche Rd.  There are some floating bogs in the center that I wanted to check for plants.  One of the most interesting is the  Drosera, commonly known as the Sundews, comprise one of the largest genera of carnivorous plants, with at least 194 species. Found mostly in boggy areas these plants lure, capture, and digest insects using stalked sticky glands covering their leaf surfaces. The insects are used to supplement the poor mineral nutrition of the soil in which they grow.  Here is a link to a Youtube clip showing a Sundew eating a bug.

1 comment:

BJ said...

A wild "Venus flytrap" I presume?? very pretty