Indeed it is sad when we see CP habitats such as this being destroyed. Hopefully they are just clearing areas in preparation for prescribed fire. From what I can see, due to competing vegetative overgrowth, the area depicted is pretty much doomed unless they burn it come early Spring.
That's correct Brian. There was a prescribed burn on the other side of the road.
The sarracenia I photographed was scraped away or buried under a low mound of soil and compacted.
There is a glimmer of hope for the variety in the Osceola because I believe one plant survived the bulldozers and there are more plants on the other side-but all these plants are currently less than twelve inches high. Maybe with the brush cleared they will reach the twenty plus inches of their lost kin.