Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cranberries in the bog

My husband and I recently visited Triangle Lake Bog State Nature Preserve, which is near Kent, Ohio. We wanted to see what the cranberries looked like this time of year. Here's where the cranberries are in the bog (click on any of the pictures to see them larger):

A bit of a closer view:

The cranberries add color to the greens and browns:

Thanksgiving must be close if the cranberries are this red:

Carnivorous pitcher plants grow alongside the cranberries in the bog:

Ooh, this one would go well with turkey and gravy:

Some of the sphagnum moss was turning color, too:

Here's the boardwalk through the bog. The bog would be too treacherous to walk without it:

The ferns have run their course:

The pitcher plants are turning mostly red from their usual green with red accents:

It makes them seem even more unusual:

This one's eating late-season mosquitoes:

The pitcher plants are pretty viewed from the side, too:

Where the bog ended and the trees began, we spotted beaver damage:

This mossy path led us out of the bog:

Thanksgiving will be here soon and I'll think of the bog while buying cranberries from the grocery store and making cranberry sauce.


Jackie said...

I had no idea what a cranberry bog looked like! Thanks for sharing!

ICQB said...

Hi Jackie!

You're welcome!

Claudia said...

Thanks for you introduction to another nature destination in Ohio. I'm in SW Ohio, and am always looking for a day trip. Photos are beautiful.

ICQB said...

Hi Claudia!

Another Ohioan, yay! I'll be visiting your blog a lot, especially when the growing season starts again : )

Anonymous said...

That seems like a decent adventure...mediocre at best, really. You should go on more adventures with your daughter, those ones always seem fun! =P

ICQB said...

Hi Anonymous!

Those adventures are always an adventure : )

Jill Riter said...

bottom picture is really nice! makes me want to go there!

ICQB said...

Hi Jill!

Thanks! It's a reallly interesting place to explore.