Hi All - I've been planning a 2 week Darlingtonia/ Sarracenia/ VFT sight seeing in the wild trip for a couple months now. I have my itinerary down, and I still need a buddy for the Florida leg of things. I'll be poking around Florida's Apalachicola state forest/park June 28th, 29th and 30th. I get in late June 27th, and leave early July 1st. If anyone wants to go around with me, I already have a rental car booked and some lodging booked too. I just don't want to be out there by myself - I plan on driving everything too, so all you'd have to do is get yourself there and find someplace to stay (and food of course and that sort of thing.) Let me know - PM me here or terraforums where I usually hang out more, and if we haven't met before it'd be good if you could get a character reference to me. I should be getting some input from a couple folks with maybe GPS coordinates, but I'm up for aimless wandering too to see what we can find.
Thanks! Hope I can find at least one person to come with...
Are you going to be travelling around the panhandle or just Apalachicola? I live about 100 miles west of there, near Eglin AFB. It's very hot and humid here in late June. Annoying and biting bugs are bad in June. I recommend mosquito a net to cover your hat/head.
Just Apalachicola, because I don't want to be driving too much because next week it looks like I'll have 19 hours of driving in Northern California for the Darlingtonia leg of my trip. Thanks for the advice.. I'll be looking to get a mosquito net, bug spray, sunblock and a walking stick as soon as I land :).
Walmart sells a nifty green mosquito net that fits over a brimmed hat. In the camping section. Bugs may be seasonal you may or may not need it. Personally, I cannot stand biting bugs buzzing my head while trying to photograph plants. Not to disapoint you, but it's been very dry this season and by late June tall pitchers will likely be rather rough looking. Dry tops, lots of blemishes. But always worth a look. Hopefully the bogs will have some nice looking carnivorous plants and not just be a big patch of tinder.