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Sweet Gum and Pitchers


Fall in Southeast Texas is not nearly as dramatic or colorful as it is in Wisconsin where I grew up—but if you look hard enough, there is some color to be found.

We live on the outskirts of the Big Thicket. The section near us has a wide diversity of plant life and ecosystems ranging from pine forests to cypress swamps to marsh. During our time here, we have hiked many of the trails in the several sections here. One section features a controlled burn every so many years.

Then there are the sundew plants—and the pitcher plants—insect eaters. We did not expect to see the sundews but there were plenty of pitcher plants.

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