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Cartier Lake in the Petawawa Research Forest

2018 June 25

After failing to find any orchids in the kettle bog on the Brent Road, I returned to check out the Arethusa population in Cartier Lake in the Petawawa Research Forest. I found a few, but not many. I think the water level in the lake has been rising over the last several years -- there is a beaver dam on the lake's outlet -- and it is drowning their habitat. Or maybe, I should have been there a week previous.

Arethusa bulbosa Dragons Mouth Swamppink
Arethusa bulbosa Dragons Mouth Swamppink
Nuphar sp Waterlily
Sarracenia purpurea Northern Pitcherplant

Arethusa bulbosa bullhead lily Dragon's Mouth Northern Pitcher-plant Nuphar sp. orchid photo set Sarracenia purpurea Swamp-pink Yellow Water-lily

Petawawa Research Forest