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Thriffiley, Tate [1], Alford, Mac [2], Davis, Micheal [3].

DeSoto National Forest, Coastal Plain Bogs and Longleaf Pine.

Natural stands of longleaf pine and exceptionally diverse coastal plain bogs will be the highlights of this field trip to the DeSoto National Forest of Mississippi. Two of the major stops include Buttercup Flats, one of the largest contiguous pitcher plant bogs in the World, and Mars Hill sandhill, a xeric site of longleaf pine and turkey oak. Species packing rates for the diverse bogs are among the highest of any vegetation type in North America, if not the World. The bogs are sprinkled with yellow trumpets, parrot pitcher plants, pink orchids, butterworts, red lilies, bright orange milkweeds, white bog buttons, sundews, and various meadowbeauties. Some walking on level terrain, but some areas may be wet; please wear proper footgear and bring insect repellent, and sun protection. Water and Lunch will be provided. Distance to the site about 100 miles; travel time 1 hour 50 minutes, by bus

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2 - University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Biological Sciences, 118 COLLEGE DRIVE #5018, HATTIESBURG, MS, 39406-0001, USA
3 - University of Southern Mississippi , Biological Sciences, 118 College Drive, Box #5018, Hattiesburg, MS , 39406, USA

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Presentation Type: Activities:Field Trips
Session: FT03
Location: Lobby/Riverside Hilton
Date: Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: FT03001
Abstract ID:1346
Candidate for Awards:None

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