As an added bonus to my already awesome job I get to take interested folks, usually in the form of clubs or organizations, out to our Green Swamp preserve for interpretive adventures!
On this fine October day I had the pleasure of hosting the Winding River Garden Club, a community club located in Supply, NC. The club was interested in seeing native carnivorous species in their natural habitat, and boy did they get what they asked for and then some!
We saw the vibrant pine barrens gentian, one whose color is so remarkable it doesn’t seem natural. A true pine savanna gem that blooms in the late fall.
We saw Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, Barbara’s buttons, and several different asters. The rain gauge showed 1.5 inches of rain since my last visit a week and a half ago…but we still need much more rain to make up for the drought this past summer.
Overall I think the Winding River Garden Club enjoyed their trip to the Green Swamp, I know I sure did!