With some COVID precautions still in order, Sarracenia conducted a limited-participation field trip in the Ochlockonee River corridor in Apalachicola NF in Wakulla County. Ten FNPS members walked through old cropland to reach the abrupt and heavily forested back bluffs of the River. We had our eyes out for the endangered Ashe magnolia tree in its flowering time.
The bluffs are highly scenic, with trees of fine quality in diverse species. And, sure enough, the Ashe magnolia with its extravagant leaves and flowers proved to be among them. Our census of the magnolias in the reach of our two walks of the morning tallied 27. In the photo below, the group beholds one of them.
photos courtesy of Sandy Tedder