Local Field Trip:
It will possibly
start with a lunch in vehicle on the way, Sunday, June 4, 2006, and
it would take total 7-8 hours.
On Saturday evening, Dr.
would introduce his study on the history of
local native Sarracenia purpurea
that were transplanted
from High Point Lake to several places in Pennsylvania (PA), Western
Maryland (MD), and West Virginia (WV) when the High
was built up in 1946. This filed trip will include
the High Point Lake and several of the transplanted populations of
the pitcher plants at Mount Davis
, Cranesville Swamp,
and Big Run Bog
. We will see Sarracenia
, sundews, and many other interesting plants. Click on
the name of each site for further details and pictures of local plants.
Deep Creek Lake is a beautiful scenery area, which features hunting,
fishing, boating, and rafting in the summer, attracting visitors from
all over the country. Albert Einstein
visited the Deep Creek
for two weeks in summer 1946. Big Run Bog located a couple of miles
above the Blackwater Fall in Tucker County, West Virginia. We will
stop by these places for short breaks (see the map 1 below).