The only place the Venus Fly Trap grows as a native species is within a 70 mile radius of Carolina Beach State Park in North Carolina. That fact was, of course, intriguing to Tom and I. We HAD to go on a little hike to see them. In fact, the park provides a Fly Trap Trail just for that purpose. Armed with the walking sticks that were lovingly made for us by William and Mary Lou Wilson, we set out one day to find and photograph them.
The sign said it was just a half mile trail. No problem! We didn't read too much more of this sign than that. We are both experienced science teachers. We knew we would spot the plant. We both had a mental picture of what it would look like. Off we went.
We were triumphant. Later that evening, Tom did a little more research. It seems the plant that we found must be a little astray. We should have found it in another biome. Oh well, we found it. That was what mattered. It only took us an hour and a half. ;)