Last week, USFWS and TNC teamed up to do survey green pitcher plants (Sarracenia oreophila) at the only remaining Low Mountain Seepage Bogs in western North Carolina. We’ve been observing population trends for this species since TNC acquired the site in the late 1980’s and started a controlled burning interval of once every 2-3 years. So many other cool plants that live at this site! As with many of TNC’s preserves, the site also serves as a research laboratory where we can test, learn, adapt and share with others. Here, we continue to learn more about the interrelationships of fire, pitcher plant productivity, and hydrology-drought.
Enjoy these photos taken recently at this as well as another Sarracenia oreophila site: