Wild Rocks Wild Plants: Bog Monsters (Carnivorous Plants)

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Published on March 22, 2018

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Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Wild Rocks - Wild Plants: The Bog Monsters Dr. Andy Fyon , Ottawa , Ontario, Canada ontariowildflower.com , andy@ontariowildflower.com Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Am a geologist Not a biologist Not an horticulturist Not an plant expert Wildflowers hobby Prefer not to discuss medicinal or culinary uses of plants Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Geology influence s the: location of plant communities; type of plant communities. Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Swamp Wetland: Forested Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Marsh Wetland: Herbaceous Plants Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Patterned Fen Wetland: Moving Surface Water Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Wetland: Peat, Moss, Acid Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Open Bog Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog: Sphagnum Moss Peat: poorly decomposed dead plants and mosses Water only from rain and snow Acidic Low nutrient Bog plants must adapt to acidic, low nutrient conditions. Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bogs Support Special Shrubs Bog laurel, Estaire bog, south of Sudbury Bog rosemary, Alfred bog, east of Ottawa Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bogs Support Special Orchids Rose Pogonia Orchid, Estaire bog, south of Sudbury Grass-Pink Orchid, Estaire bog, south of Sudbury Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Story Starts With Ice Age Alpine Glaciers, British Columbia Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: About 25,000 Years Ago Ice Age Maximum Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: How Thick Was The Ice? 2.1 kilometer 1.3 miles 3.3 kilometer 2.1 miles 0.9 kilometer 0.6 miles 1.2 kilometer 0.8 miles Thickness Of Ice 21,000 Years Ago Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Glaciers Shaped Landscape Glaciated landscape, proglacial lake, Athabaska glacier, Columbia Ice Field, Alberta, July 22/11 Future Bog Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: How Did Glaciers Shape The Land? 1: Scraped Bowls In Land Glacier created little water bowls in rock Killarney, Lake Huron Mini-bog model Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: How Did Glaciers Shape The Land? 2: Meltwater Rivers D onjek R iver , Y ukon , Aug 1 / 08 Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Glacial Meltwater Shaped The Land 10,000 Years Ago: Ottawa River 2 Channels Ottawa Alfred Ottawa River Quebec Ontario Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Glacial Meltwater Shaped The Land: 8,000 Years Ago: Ottawa River 1 Channel Land rebounds, south Ottawa River channel abandoned, 2 lakes isolated and stagnate Ottawa 65 km Alfred Ottawa River Alfred Bog Mer Bleue Bog Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Old River Channel, Lakes Developed Into Mer Bleue and Alfred Bogs 5,000 Years Ago Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: What do wetlands and specifically bogs look like Role of ice age Wet, acidic, low nutrients Special plants Where is the monster? Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Monster 1: Spoon-leaved Sundew Leaves: hairs with secretions of digestive enzymes. Do you see the curled leaves? Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Carnivorous! Supplements nutrients from insects. Bog Monster 1: Round-leaved Sundew Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Monster 2: Pitcher Plant Modified leaves. Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Monster 2: Pitcher Plant Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Hairs. Contain digestive enzyme “soup”. Bog Monster 2: Pitcher Plant Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Monster 2: Pitcher Plant Carnivorous! Supplements nutrients from insects. Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Monster 3: Bladderwort Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Monster 3: Bladderwort Carnivorous! Supplements nutrients from insects. Modified roots with snapping “pockets”. Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Monster 4: Common Butterwort Modified leaves covered with sticky enzymes. See those black specks on the leaves? Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Monster 4: Common Butterwort Carnivorous! Supplements nutrients from insects. Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Bog Monster Summary Some Bog Plants Have Secret Weapons Need nutritional supplements. Trap insects. 1) Sticky enzymes on modified leaves. 2) Modified leaves filled with enzyme soup. 3) Pocket root traps. Carnivorous! Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Lessons? Geology shapes the land. Beware of bog monster plants. (especially if you are an insect) Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby hat: www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ www.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com: Dr. Andy Fyon Retired Director, Ontario Geological Survey Wildflower hobby h at : www.facebook.com/Andy.wildflowers/ w ww.ontariowildflower.com Geology hat: www.ontariobeneathourfeet.com E-mail: ajf yon@ gmail.com andy@ontariowildflower.com

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