Little Shop of Horrors meets the trail—or should I say the boardwalk?—when you visit a bog and its carnivorous inhabitants. Are you ready to watch a beautiful but deadly sundew trap its prey? Learn about the Northeast’s wacky wetlands and plan your next visit with these tips from AMC.
- Discover five swamps and bogs you can visit, five reasons to go, and a quick refresher course on the difference between bogs, swamps, and wetlands, all in one article.
- Find more great bogs to visit in the Northeast, from Ponemah Bog in Amherst, N.H., to Cedar Swamp (yes, it’s really a bog) in New Jersey’s High Point State Park.
- Read about the carnivorous sundews, pitcher plants, and other enchanting flora that thrive in bogs.
Photo of kids learning about tadpoles and frogs by Allison W. Bell.
- Follow AMC Senior Interpretive Naturalist Nancy Ritger as she leads a nature walk through a boggy area near AMC’s Lonesome Lake Hut in New Hampshire.
Great Kids, Great Outdoors is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Heather Stephenson.
Labels: bogs, carnivorous plants, Heather Stephenson, Lonesome Lake Hut, Nancy Ritger, sundew, swamps, wetlands