A lovely Sunday afternoon. Let's go check out Ponkapoag instead of watching the Patriots lose. Regrettably, the trail was flooded half way through. But I found what I was looking for: sundews!
Before we turn to the sundews, a brief pitcher plant check. They seem more abundant this year compared to my visit last year around this time. A peek inside...mosquitos.
Now, the sundews. They are smaller than you may think and easy to miss but fairly abundant amongst the spagnum, and even attached to the planks of the boardwalk in some places.
And they seem to be having pretty good success with bug catching. There are actually two different species at Ponkapoag, round leaf and spatula leaf (above). I love the way they curl up around their prey.
A titmouse seems to have met its maker near the trail, feathers scattered all around. This arrangement caught my eye. Seems to sum up the bog's weird beauty.