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Carnivorous Plant Fieldtrips
It can be a very rewarding experience to see CPs growing in the wild. Visiting a bog brings a new dimension to understanding the habitat associated with CPs. There probably are several excellent sites to consider visiting in your area. Please keep in mind that the bog habitat is a fragile one and taking 30 people "bog stomping" could do a great deal of damage to the site and, especially to the plants. It is not a good idea to take large groups into such an area. Perhaps small groups that are well versed in appropriate behavior are best. The sites listed have controlled and limited access.

"Bog stomping" is often a wet experience and thick brush is common. It is hard to spot snakes and spiders in these conditions. Keep an eye out for poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Most people are allergic to these or develop allergies with repeated exposure. It is recommended to wear tennis shoes and jeans. Remember that some bogs, especially quaking bogs, are made out of thick layers of floating beds of Sphagnum moss. Stay on solid ground. It is a good idea to go with a friend, in case of trouble of any kind.

Please contact the appropriate people responsible for each site before visiting it. They can give you specific directions and offer a high-quality interpretative experience. Take pictures and videos, not plants.

Carnivorous Plant Exhibits & Habitats in the USA

  1. California State University, Fullerton, CA
  2. California State University, Humboldt, CA
  3. Los Angles State and County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA
  4. San Francisco Conservatory, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
  5. University of California Botanical Gardens, Berkeley, CA
  6. Sequoia National Park, CA
  7. Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO
  8. Black Spruce Bog, Mohawk State Forest, CT
  9. Everglades National Park, FL
  10. Fuqua Conservatory, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, GA
  11. Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross, GA
  12. Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL
  13. Pinhook Bog, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter, IN
  14. The Bog Nature Trail, Charles W. Ward Reservation, Andover, MA
  15. Big Heath, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
  16. Angel's Bog, Lake Shore, MD
  17. Cedarville State Forest, Brandywine, MD
  18. Suitland Bog, Suitland, MD
  19. U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station, Beltsville, MD
  20. Waterloo Recreation Nature Center, Chelsea, MI
  21. Botanical Gardens, Minneapolis, MN
  22. Missouri Botanical Gardens, 2315 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, MO
  23. Boiling Spring Lakes area, NC
  24. Carolina Beach State Park, NC
  25. Croatan National Forest, New Bern, NC
  26. Green Swamp Area, NC Nature Conservancy, Supply, NC
  27. NC Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill, NC
  28. Sandhills Nature Preserve, Hoffman, NC
  29. State University of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
  30. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  31. Weymouth Woods State Park, Aberdeen, NC
  32. Wharton State Forest, Pine Barrens, NJ
  33. Cornell University Arboretum, Ithaca, NY
  34. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
  35. NY Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY
  36. Cranberry Island in Buckeye Lake, Buckeye Lake, OH
  37. Franklin Park Conservatory and Garden Center, 1777 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH
  38. Longwood Botanical Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
  39. Phipps Conservatory, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA
  40. Great Swamp, Kingstown, RI
  41. Columbia Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Columbia, SC
  42. Cranberry Glades, Monongahela National Forest, Richwood, WV
  43. Cranesville Swamp, Cranesville, WV
  44. Dolly Sods, Monongahela National Forest, Jordon Run, WV
  45. United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC
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