Friday, June 16, 2017

Darlingtonia State Natural Site

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  Darlingtonias are a type of pitcher plant that trap insects and use enzymes to digest them. A very short trail leads to a fen where the bizarre plants crowd together to form a dense death zone for any unwary insects. It such a strange sight to see so many of these large, weird plants – stop if you’re anywhere close!

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  The trail starts as a paved path, becomes boardwalk through the fen, and completes the loop with paved path. The path does not fit flush with the boardwalk but has a steep hump at either end. Most wheelchair users will find accessing the boardwalk very difficult without assistance.

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  Most RVs will fit in the small parking lot.  Trail  44.04745, -124.09719

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3 comments:

  1. That's a lot of Darlingtonia! Nice photos

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  2. Driven past several times, but don't recall seeing a sign for Darlingtonia. Next time I'll pay more attention. Another thumbs up!

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    1. Do look for it. The plants are so strange!

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