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Snapshots

  1. Nearbynature: Spruce

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Spruce
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    A seedling of red spruce or black spruce (Picea rubens or P. mariana). As dead plant materal accumulates at the bog surface and the peat mat thickens, more trees may colonize the open bog.



  2. Nearbynature: Pitcher plant

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Pitcher plant
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    The opening of one of the "pitchers." The leaves of Sarracenia purpurea are modified into tube-like vessels which collect rainwater. Downward-pointing hairs inside the vessel prevent insects from cra...



  3. Nearbynature: Sider web

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Sider web
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    A spider web in the leatherleaf stems.



  4. Nearbynature: Pitcher plant

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Pitcher plant
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    The dark purple flowers of Sarracenia purpurea dot the distant bog. Many hundreds of this carnivorous plant species live in this bog.



  5. Nearbynature: Sphagnum moss

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Sphagnum moss
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    red leaves of Sphagnum rubellum (maybe)



  6. Nearbynature: Yellow pond-lily

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Yellow pond-lily
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    Yellow flowers of Nuphar lutea. The leaves (lily pads) float.



  7. Nearbynature: small cranberry

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: small cranberry
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    tiny leaves of Vaccinium oxycoccos



  8. Nearbynature: Larch

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Larch
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    a seedling of Larix decidua



  9. Nearbynature: Bog rosemary

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Bog rosemary
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    narrow, revolute leaves of Andromeda polifolia



  10. Nearbynature: pitcher plant

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: pitcher plant
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    leaves of Sarracenia purpurea



  11. Nearbynature: Pitcher plant

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Pitcher plant
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    a flower of Sarracenia purpurea



  12. Nearbynature: Bog laurel

    Snapshot Title: Nearbynature: Bog laurel
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    Kalmia polifolia



  13. NearbyNature: LEATHERLEAF

    Snapshot Title: NearbyNature: LEATHERLEAF
    Taken by: Chris Fastie

    Image: Leatherleaf Levee, Molly Bog, Vermont
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    Mounds of taller Chamaedaphne calyculata along the edge of the floating peat mat. Leatherleaf also grows throughout the bog.