In the summer of 2008, my husband and I drove our brand new Subaru Forester from Mendocino County, California near the Pacific coast to North Carolina, up the east coast to Maine, and back west again. I remember the anticipation I felt the day we left. It was one of those times when you know you have to do something while you have the chance. Our trip lasted seven and a half weeks, and it was the experience of a lifetime.
This interpretive sign created by the Oregon State Parks explains the biology of the carnivorous plants we viewed from a boardwalk into the heart of a peat bog. I had seen these “pitcher plants” before many years ago in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains near Quincy, California. They are amazing!