Yesterday Cynthia and I went for an adventure out at the Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve. We spent most of our time walking around on the surface of the frozen bog, following wild turkey tracks and watching hawks fly overhead. About half of our total time out there was spent walking about a hundred yards through some incredibly dense undergrowth, following deer tracks. It turns out that deer can make it through places not meant to be walked by humans.
One of the high points for me was discovering some pitcher plants growing at the edge of the bog. I always like the small surprises which occur during a walk, but this one was especially interesting, because I did not know pitcher plants grew in Michigan. I guess you learn something new every day.
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