Cruising through a Long Leaf Pine forest in the South

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by sperz1, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. sperz1

    sperz1 UnStudly Adventurer

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    Just got back from a nice 150 mile run through Blackwater. Really nice day for a ride. I've been studing plants for the last few years so I figured I would share some of what I've learned. You fast guys probably never notice this stuff at all. :lol3

    This wouldn't make for a good Beatles tune

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    Looks like someone hit this log, weird.

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    Perfection

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    Found a nice Pitcher Plant stand, these things were massive!

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    Lots of Sphagnum Moss around too.

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    The controlled burning out in BW is really a good thing. This is what a Long Leaf Pine forest should look like. Notice how quicky the Wiregrass grows back.

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    Here is a good side by side of a unburned/burned part

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    After a massive water crossing.

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    Tourtise food - Gopher Apple

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    Eastern Atlantic Cedar.

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    Red Titi. If you see this plant, you're about to find water.

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    Long leaf pine is interesting. It's juvinelle stage looks like a bundle of grass and stays that way for quite sometime. It can resist fire. Once it begins to grow its vulnerable. Here is a juvinelle and a developing pine.

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    Nasty ass Green Briar

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    There was a bit of eriosion from all the rain

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    Lost in the woods

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    The Golden Club is starting to come in as well.

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    Made my way to Bear Lake. Very peaceful right now

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    And finally home!

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  2. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    Those little pines are cool! I never knew they stayed little like that...

    Nice Pitcher plant, too.
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  3. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    One of the good things about our FL is that we always have a lot of green & many empty sandy logging road through it.

    Well done.
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  4. kg4lho

    kg4lho Outside Sellin'

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    Nicely done! :thumb
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  5. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    Nice pics and info. Someone asked me if that was a type of moss last week. Now that I know what it is, I still cannot pronounce it!:D
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