Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Bog of Little Pond

Yesterday's scene of the bog lit only by the light of the moon was interesting, but you really couldn't make out any of the plant species that dwell in this interesting community. Here in Ohio, we have bogs- we used to have more, but they have been drained and mined, so the very few that we have left are mostly state nature preserves. But in Maine, bogs are a dime a dozen. What is most interesting to me is see how plants that are very rare here in Ohio are dirt common in Maine.

Here you can see two of Ohio's potentially threatened species that are really common up where Megan's parents live. Can you guess these pick out these two plant species? I'll give you a hint: they are on Ohio's rare plant list. If you've been to Triangle Lake Bog or Kent Bog in northeast Ohio, you have surely seen these species.

Finally, anybody have an idea what that red stuff is?

Answers and more plants tomorrow.



  1. I'm not sure what the plants are that are rare in Ohio- but I know how much you love the bog at Little Pond! Was it different in the fall than when we've been there before?

  2. You have a very interesting blog! Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby!! How exciting.
    Love all your photo's
    Take care

  3. A beautiful photo! I don't know the plants, but maybe you can sneak a few seeds back to Ohio and increase the numbers :-) I imagine that you go crazy with all this wonderful nature stuff to explore in Maine.

  4. Tom: Too bad that when I was at the Kent Bog, I didn't note the plants from the signage. I guess I'll just say I don't know. I'll bet you did want to bring some back but you need a bog to have them thrive.

  5. I've got no idea on anything, but that photo has a very surreal quality to it, as though all the blue has been sucked out of it!